Chipotle Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Misleading Burrito Calorie Count
The hits keep coming for Chipotle.
The Mexican fast-casual chain received terrible press after hundreds of customers were sickened last year due to norovirus and E. coli outbreaks, leading to a 40-percent stock drop.
Now, three Chipotle customers in Los Angeles are filing a class-action lawsuit against the company for "false nutritional information."
The claim centers around the amount of calories in Chipotle's new chorizo burrito, which an in-store ad listed at 300 calories.
The Chipotle calorie calculator suggests a chorizo burrito with rice, beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese is actually 1,100-plus calories.
One plaintiff in the case realized he was misled by the calorie count after he felt "excessively full" and realized there was no way the burrito he consumed was "just 300 calories," MyNewsLA reported.
The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and an injunction preventing Chipotle from putting allegedly misleading information about the nutritional value of its products on its menu boards, website and marketing campaigns.
A spokesperson for Chipotle told MyNewsLA the company does not comment on pending legal actions.
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