When you order mozzarella sticks, you want more than just the “sticks” part of the meal. The sticks aren’t really all that important. That’s why they make balls.
People don’t care what form the mozzarella takes. They just want the mozzarella, man.
But restaurant chain and food distributor TGIF Fridays makes some without mozzarella, and one woman is suing the chain after buying mozzarella sticks that don’t have any mozzarella. They instead had cheddar.
All we know right now is the woman hails from Illinois and is seeking an undisclosed amount of money. She alleges that she and other customers have been misled. Amy Joseph had originally filed the lawsuit in February 2021 against Inventure foods Inc. and TGI Fridays Inc. She claims that the companies heavily violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Illinois consumer fraud. As well as “the respective state-law claims for consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices in all fifty states and the District of Columbia on behalf of herself and the nationwide class,”
“Despite its label, the Product does not contain mozzarella cheese; rather, it contains cheddar cheese,” the lawsuit reads, as relayed by People.
TGI Fridays Sued Over Mozzarella Sticks
And guess what? Yes, a federal judge has ruled the lawsuit can continue because wanting mozzarella in your mozzarella sticks can be considered “reasonable.” They ruled the suit could move against Inventure on November 28, but not against TGI Fridays. This since the chain licensed its logo, but did not make the tasty snack.
Let’s face it, getting cheddar instead? Well, that’s just not what people sign up for when they buy mozzarella.
Sticks. Balls. Strings with no fried batter. It all boils down to the cheese. The shape is just a name. Give this woman the cheese she deserves and the money she’s owed!