Does Burger King really let you have it your way? Not according to a class action lawsuit recently filed by a Maryland woman who claims the fast food chain uses “deceptive” practices.
Koleta Anderson argues in the lawsuit that Burger King actually increased the price of its breakfast sandwiches when she used a “buy one, get one free” coupon earlier this year. She claims that customers are actually paying higher prices when they try to take advantage of the BOGO deal at Burger King.
Prices Not Adding Up
Here’s how Anderson alleges it all went down.
Anderson says she visited a Burger King in Forestville, Maryland, on March 12. Using a “buy one, get one free” coupon, she ordered a sausage Croissan’wich and got one for free. She paid $3.19 plus tax for the first breakfast sandwich only, since the second was free.
Just one minute later, according to receipts she submitted as part of her lawsuit, she bought a third Croissan’wich on its own with no coupon. Anderson states that this one cost $2.16 before tax.
Confused? Here’s what Anderson says happened.
- Using the BOGO coupon, she paid $3.19 for one sandwich (and got one for free).
- Without the coupon, she paid just $2.16—more than a dollar less.
Thinking it was perhaps a fluke or that this particular location was employing disingenuous practices, Anderson said in the lawsuit that she decided to investigate.
Anderson reports that she visited yet another Burger King (this one in Washington, D.C.) on April 15. For her purchase of two sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches with a BOGO coupon, she claims that she paid $4.19. She immediately purchased an additional single Croissan’wich without any coupons and says she was charged $1.00.
- Using the BOGO coupon, she paid $4.19 for one sandwich.
- Without the coupon, she paid $1 for one sandwich.