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Top 10 Fast Food Restaurants That Straight Up CHEATED Customers (Part 2)

Sometimes, customers have problems with the
way fast food restaurants operate. They may feel cheated and then make their feelings
known publicly. The eateries on this list have been on the receiving end of such complaints. So
let’s uncover the Top 10 Fast Food Restaurants That Straight Up Cheat Customers – Part 2. Is Starbucks Using Too Much Ice? Iced drinks from Starbucks are delicious,
but is the company overdoing it on the ice, with a mind for making more money? Some people
think so. However, the courts ultimately disagreed. In 2016, a disgruntled Starbucks patron decided
to sue the coffee chain, because that unhappy customer believed that Starbucks was ripping
people off by adding excess ice to cold drinks. The lawsuit was filed in California. In the lawsuit,
Starbucks was accused of adding major ice to its cold drinks and fudging the numbers
when it came to fluid ounces for those frosty beverages. The head plaintiff in the lawsuit
felt that Starbucks was making a financial killing on its cold drinks, while customers
were getting shortchanged. Starbucks reps felt that the lawsuit was a frivolous undertaking. A
judge also found the lawsuit frivolous, so it was dismissed. The judge felt that Starbucks
customers were intelligent enough to know that ice in their drinks would take up some
space that might otherwise contain more liquid beverage. However, Starbucks has been sued
more than once over the excess ice issue. A class action lawsuit was filed in Illinois,
which was a lot like the California lawsuit. If you feel that you’re getting the short end
of the stick when Starbucks loads your cup with ice, take action. Request light ice when
you order. Then, the problem should disappear. Jimmy John’s Had A Sprout Controversy In 2013, Jimmy John’s was in the news because
a woman filed a lawsuit alleging that the fast food sandwich chain failed to add sprouts
to her sandwich. Sprouts of the alfalfa variety were supposed to be included in the sandwich,
as per the menu description. This lawsuit was known as Starks versus Jimmy John’s LLC.
According to the lawsuit documents, the sandwich chain violated the terms of the California
False Advertising Act. After the lawsuit was filed, the fast food joint’s leadership
agreed to stop marketing the whole “sprouts on your sandwich” thing. Under the terms of
the lawsuit settlement, Jimmy John’s agreed to offer vouchers to customers who ordered
sandwiches with sprouts. Each voucher was valued at a buck and forty cents. The woman
who led the lawsuit got five grand. She also had her legal costs covered and they were
steep. Despite all this, Jimmy John’s did return to offering sprouts on sandwiches,
with very mixed results. In 2018, sprouts problems of another type surfaced at Jimmy
John’s. The Centers for Disease Control and the FDA let the public know that Salmonella
poisoning in a variety of US states could be traced back to raw sprouts from Jimmy John’s
sandwiches. The 2018 problem was actually the 7th incident of tainted sprouts at Jimmy
John’s sandwich shops. In 2018, the company took action by taking sprouts off the menu
as a precaution. Subway Was Accused Of Selling 11-inch Footlongs Have you ever measured a Subway footlong?
Maybe you should! One person did and discovered that a footlong sub really only measured eleven
inches in length. In 2013, VIPs at Subway had to explain to the general public why their
footlongs were coming up short, after an unhappy Subway customer posted a pic of an eleven-inch
sub to social media. The post got a lot of attention, so Subway reps felt compelled to
do a little damage control. According to the rep, each sandwich is made to order and
buns are baked fresh each and every day, in over 42,000 Subway locations all over the
world. Policies for ensuring optimal quality and consistent portion sizes are in place,
but improper bread preparation may have led to a shorter sub at the Subway that the unhappy
customer visited. Customers are always watching to see if fast food restaurants are living
up to their obligations. This is why fast food chains like Subway need to be vigilant
about delivering consistent quality and value. If they don’t, they may get caught in a PR
nightmare. The Domino’s Order Tracker May Lie Have you ever stared, transfixed, at the Domino’s
Order Tracker, marvelling at the fact that it is able to show you every step of the order
and delivery process, in real time? Well, part of the magic of the Domino’s Order Tracker
may be a little bit of an illusion. Some people are convinced that this handy tracker is nothing
more than a half-hour timer that starts to run when an order is placed. Others disagree.
They think the timer is real, but believe that it can be inaccurate, depending on how
Domino’s staff operate. The truth is that there are plenty of variables when it comes
to getting orders ready and delivered. Some of these variables just can’t be tracked accurately. People
who feel cheated by the order tracker just don’t think it’s real. They may believe this,
even though it’s not quite true, because Domino’s staff aren’t following Domino’s food prep
and delivery practices to the letter. For example, a delivery person may take more than
the stipulated three orders per trip, which slows down delivery times overall. A lot can
change or go wrong, although Domino’s has a pretty amazing track record in terms of
getting food to people within half an hour of order placement. Are McDonald’s Burgers Shrinking? McDonald’s actually denies that its burgers
have gotten smaller, but some customers who post online are convinced that Mickey D’s
has shrunk its iconic burgers. One unhappy customer asked McDonald’s about the smaller
burgers and was informed by official McDonald’s reps that the burger sizes at McDonald’s haven’t
changed since the fast food chain’s earliest days. There’s always the possibility that
some burgers seem smaller due to issues during food preparation. Maybe one burger was fried
for longer, and shrunk due to moisture loss, or something like that. The burgers may seem
smaller, but actually be the same size as always. The size of burger and chicken sandwich
buns sold at Aussie McDonald’s did shrink at one point, but this wasn’t done to deceive
customers. It was done so that Aussie McDonald’s burgers would be the same sizes as McDonald’s
burgers in other countries. Long John Silver’s Big Catch Was Anything
But The Big Catch meal at Long John Silver is
notorious, because it was deemed “the worst meal in America” by the Center for Science
in the Public Interest. Laden with sodium and fat, this seafood meal has also disappointed
customers who felt that they didn’t get the advertised portion sizes. Customers were promised
7 to 8 ounces of high-quality haddock. Samples taken showed that only four and a half ounces
of haddock were present in a Big Catch. The batter for the Big Catch weighed in at three
ounces. So, this meal contained 60 percent fish product and forty percent batter. After
these findings came to light, Long John Silver took “the worst meal in America” off the menu
and reconsidered the way that it fried fish. This was a good thing, because the Big Catch had
a shocking 33 grams of trans fats. Trans fats aren’t too healthy. Some Chipotle Locations Overcharged Customers Should Chipotle restaurants have rounded up
customer’s bills, ostensibly to make it easier for Chipotle staff to make change? Probably
not, right? But this really happened back in 2012. When we go to fast food chains, we
expect to be charged the prices on the menu, plus any applicable taxes. We don’t expect
fast food chains to round up our bills. Fortunately, some people check their receipts carefully
and spot anomalies. After the rounding up issue was publicized, Chipotle stopped the
practice. Chipotle claimed that it didn’t make any profits from rounding up, but it
seems like extra pennies would add up over time. The rationale behind rounding up was
about making it simpler and faster for Chipotle clerks to give change to customers, according
to Chipotle company reps. This would speed up lines and promote customer satisfaction.
However, the whole thing definitely backfired, as customers don’t like it when restaurants
charge them more than indicated on the menu. One KFC Put Customer’s Health At Risk When we spend hard-earned money on fast food,
we don’t expect it to be produced in fast food restaurants that have sickening hygiene
practices. Unfortunately, one KFC location in the West End of London, UK, did cheat customers
by offering them food which was prepared in a pest-ridden environment, by employees who
didn’t have easy access to hand soap. This type of fast food may lead to food poisoning.
This KFC didn’t live up to KFC’s typical business practices and it was fined. After the fine
was levied, the restaurant was renovated. The fine for poor hygiene was 19 thousand pounds.
The fine was due to a range of disgusting circumstances, such as lack of hand soap in
the prep room. Mice were also spotted at this dirty and disorganized fried chicken outlet.
Overall, five breaches in good hygiene practices were admitted to by management. This situation
is a rarity, and it’s been rectified. Beware Of Phantom Charges At Panera One interesting and seemingly unintentional
ripoff is phantom charges at Panera. These phantom charges weren’t a supernatural occurrence,
but they seemed a little bit mysterious, to say the least. In 2017, a frequent customer
named Curtis noticed that nine dollars had been added to the bill, but there wasn’t a
line entry to account for the extra nine dollars that was added. This nine dollars was a phantom
charge that seemed to be added on automatically by the cash register. The manager was sympathetic
and offered Curtis free food to make up for the mistake. The manager seemed mystified
by the phantom charge, just like Curtis was. After the situation became public, the CIO
at Panera, let people know that a computer glitch was the reason for the phantom charge.
Changes were made to reduce or eliminate the risk of phantom charges in the future. Burger King-Coupon Scam Everyone loves saving money, a great way to
do so is by using good old fashion coupons. But Customers be wary, and check the final
prices. As this story goes, it does not always guarantee savings. In 2017, A women named
Koleta Anderson from Maryland, filed a class action lawsuit, because when she used her
coupon for a Croissandwich, she discovered she was being charged $ 1.83 more with the
coupon than if she would have not used one. Apparently, this had been happening for two
years, without anyone ever noticing. Imagine, the profits per year in just one location.
We wonder how many people using coupons actually paid extra for their meals along the way,
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