A little over two years ago, a Virginia man ordered a a drink and two sandwiches from Burger King. He then proceeded to take a bite and swallow— before he realized that his “specific request for the omission of onions, pickles and tomatoes had not been complied with.” The result? A lawsuit for $100,000 filed in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
The Burger King customer says that the inclusion of said condiments was “tantamount to negligence,” and that he suffered a severe allergic reaction to the food that caused him to miss work while the medical bills piled up.
He’s asking for $100,000 plus court and attorney fees.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time a fast food joint has been sued for including unwanted toppings. A West Virginia man attempted to sue McDonald’s for $10 million after they put cheese on his Quarter Pounder. The case was dismissed.
Portsmouth man sues Burger King for not holding the extras [Virginian-Pilot]
McDonald’s denies intentional wrongdoing, wants cheese lawsuit dismissed [West Virginia Record]