A New York woman claimed that KFC committed false advertising by picturing buckets full of chicken on its advertisement. She then sued the company for a shocking amount.
The 64-year-old, Ann Wurtzburger, of Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County, NY, says she bought a $20 bucket from KFC this summer and hoping it would last for a couple of meals. But she returned home disappointed to see the bucket half empty.
“I came home and said, where’s the chicken?” Wurtzburger told New York Post. “I thought I was going to have a couple of meals.”
“They say it feeds the whole family … They’re showing a bucket that’s overflowing with chicken,” the widow continued. “You get half a bucket! That’s false advertising, and it doesn’t feed the whole family. They’re small pieces!”
She is putting her money where her hungry mouth is, according to New York Post, which is why she hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit, demanding KFC to change the advertisement.
The company then called the lawsuit ‘meritless’. They planned to ask the courts to dismiss the case, explaining the chicken was portrayed prominently on the commercial “so that the public could see the chicken.”
“It’s the principle of the matter,’ Wurtzburger said. ‘Sometimes you gotta hit people where they feel the hurt. For me, a corporation like that – would be in the pocketbook.”
KFC offered Wurtzburger $70 worth of gift certificates but she said she returned them back to the company.
Wurtzburger relied on social security benefits after she retired from the Fishkill Correction Facility. She says she considered her KFC meal a rare treat.
Instead of getting sympathy from the public, her story sparks outrage in social media.
“I suspect that she already knew how much chicken she would get, and using the obviously pumped up photo, she is trying to become a millionaire,” one reader said.
“What an idiot,” another reader said. “People are just looking for a way or reason to file suit and make a quick dollar. I hope she chokes on a chicken bone.”