After feeling “too full” from eating a “Chorizo Burrito” from Chipotle, three men are suing the Mexican Grill, claiming they are providing false nutritional information to their customers.
David Desmond, Edward Gurevich and Young Hoon Kim said they felt “excessively full” after eating the burrito, saying that the advertised calorie count of 300 had to be much higher.
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“What we are saying is: If they are going to put up nutritional information, it’s got to be true,” said Boris Treyzon, an attorney representing the three men in their class-action suit.
The lawsuit states that “consumers are lulled into a false belief that the items are healthier than they really are, and thereby encouraging repeat patronage by consumers who are concerned about the nutritional values of the food they eat.”
Lidiya Kravchuk posted a picture of the advertisement on Twitter and asked Chipotle how the entire burrito could only be 300 calories. An employee of Chipotle replied to her and said the chorizo is 300 calories, not everything else in the burrito.
@LidiyaKravchuk I’m sorry for the confusion, but we’ll make things more clear next time. The 300 calories is for the chorizo. -Gabe
— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) November 8, 2016
“As a matter of policy, we don’t discuss details surrounding pending legal action. I will note, however, that a lawsuit is nothing more than allegations and is proof of nothing,” Chipotle communications director Chris Arnold told Fortune. “Generally speaking, we always work hard to maintain transparency around what is in our food, including the nutritional content, which is provided on an ingredient-by-ingredient basis.”
Fortune also reported that if the lawsuit is successful, it would apply to anyone who has purchased food from Chipotle in the four years prior to the complaint.
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