Baskin-Robbins Fined $500,000 For Shorting "Pints" Of Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins has settled a consumer protection lawsuit with the San Diego Attorney General after it was discovered that 83% of their “hand packed pints” of ice cream were about 4 oz short of being an actual pint. Whoops.

Baskin-Robbins will pay “penalties of $343,000 and investigation costs of $148,164. [The settlement] also contains a court order prohibiting Baskin-Robbins and its franchisees from delivering less quantity of its products than what is advertised,” according to the attorney general’s press release.

“Our office works hard to ensure that consumers receive exactly what is advertised to them,” said DA Dumanis. “It’s important to hold businesses accountable–even when it comes to ice cream—and we will continue to make sure the public gets what it pays for.”

Ice cream is serious business! —MEGHANN MARCO

Baskin-Robbins Ordered to Pay Almost $500,000 for Not Delivering As Advertised (PDF)(Thanks, Larry!)
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