Why Burger King Was Once Sued Over Its Croissan'wich

It would be interesting to learn how many people pray for something to be wrong with the food they buy. Even though slugs chomping through lettuces and fingernails found in packets of chips are revolting horrors to suffer, the opportunities to exploit the misfortune of businesses are vast.

Not only does social media lap up such disgusting events faster than a dog licking up splattered ice creams on a blistering sunny day, but the cash registers of lawyers up and down the country begin to trill incessantly with the excitement of a juicy lawsuit.

Burger King experienced a similar fate due to a complication that was uncovered relating to its Croissan'wich (a combination of sausage, cheese, and egg sandwiched between two croissants (via Burger King). Although there was no scandal involving the actual breakfast snack itself, the issue lay with a discount that was used to promote it (via Fox News).

Burger King's promotion was more confusing than it appeared

The saga began when a Maryland local, Koleta Anderson, utilized the power of a Buy One Get One (BOGO) offer to purchase two of Burger King's Croissan'wich creations under the impression that she was bagging herself a bargain, according to Fox News. However, despite receiving her free meal, she discovered that the price of a Croissan'wich was $3.19 under the BOGO deal — $1.03 more than without the supposedly money-saving voucher (via Inc.).

Anderson continued her pricing experiment at several other Burger King restaurants, each time paying more for the Croissan'wich with the coupon than without. She decided to sue the fast food conglomerate, citing matters including breach of contract and deceptive trade practices (via Miami Herald).

Burger King argued against the suit but eventually agreed to settle (while denying wrongdoing), setting aside a $5 refund for anyone who could prove they had been affected by the pricing difficulties or a $2 gift card for people who were adamant they were at a loss but could not provide proof of purchase (via Inc.). After arranging free fast food for so many, perhaps Anderson is the true burger royalty we've been seeking.