Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Week: Two McDonald’s customers in Florida are suing the burger chain for allegedly charging them for cheese they didn’t get.
They claim that since cheeseburgers cost 30 to 90 cents less than hamburgers, if they order a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, hold the cheese, they should get a discount. But that burger has one price, no matter how you order it. They claim that forcing them to pay for cheese they did not want nor receive has overcharged them, unjustly enriched McDonalds, and caused them to suffer injury that it will take $5 million worth of damages to soothe.
McDonald’s argues that their legal claim is cheesy, noting that there is no cheese-free version of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. They'll hold the cheese as a special order to accommodate customers, just like holding the onions, but they shouldn't have to lower the price, too. Say, you know, I just realized: nobody ever gave me a discount for holding the onions! Why should I have to pay for all the onions I didn’t eat over the years?!
At least you can come up with some good reasons to hold the onions. If you order a “Quarter Pounder with Cheese, hold the cheese,” that’s just crazy talk.