One lady wants to offer a renouned lunch sequence a knuckle sandwich.
She alleges congregation of Pret A Manger are “paying for air” in a lawsuit she filed Monday in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
According to the New York Law Journal, Yee Ting Lau’s fit claims the sandwich sequence intentionally creates its wraps seem bigger than they are — and charges accordingly. At $7.49 a pop, Lau total there shouldn’t be any “slack fill” in her Chakalaka Wrap, which she purchased at the Pret on 39th St. and Madison Ave. in June.
Slack fill, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, is the dull space enclosed in products for shipping. Some products enclose some-more non-functional tardy fill space than others.
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The lawsuit alleges that many Pret wraps, not just the Chakalaka, have about 1.25 to 2.5 inches of “air” between the two sandwich halves, which is dark by a strip of card outdoor packaging. Different sandwiches had opposite amounts of deception.
Sandwiches mentioned in the fit embody Pret’s Bang Bang Chicken; Green Goddess Turkey; Mustard, Chicken and Swiss Wrap; the Greek Falafel Wrap; and the Avocado Pine Nut Wrap.
There are several laws controlling fake wrapping and fake advertising, including New York’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. And others have sued before over food essence containing reduction than advertised.
Earlier this year, two people sued Wise Foods, Inc., which creates potato chips and other snacks, for the extreme volume of air in its less-than-half-full bags of chips. The censure pronounced they were “financially injured.”
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Despite an boost in slack-fill cases reported by New York Law Journal, many of these kinds of cases are discharged in the early stages.
Pret A Manger has nonetheless to respond to the Daily News’ ask for comment.
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