Chicago-Area McDonald's Franchisee Sued Over Extra Value Meal

A Des Plaines man is suing a local McDonald’s franchisee over the price of an “Extra Value Meal.” 

In the lawsuit filed against Karis Management Co. in Cook County Circuit Court last week, James Gertie claims the franchise owner is overcharging customers for the “Two Cheeseburger Meal.” 

According to the complaint, the Des Plaines-based company that operates more than a dozen McDonald’s locations in the Chicago area offers the meal deal for $5.90, which allegedly costs 41 cents more than if the included items were purchased separately.

The lawsuit claims that on multiple occasions the McDonald's restaurants owned by the group have sold Gertie and other customers two cheeseburgers for $2.50, a medium order of French fries for $1.99 and a medium soft drink for $1, totaling $5.49.

Gertie and his lawyers believe the restaurant group should be forced to pay for allegedly false advertising on its menu. It is seeking class-action status, the Cook County Record shows.

The franchise owner named in the lawsuit had no comment.

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