Another month and another new lawsuit being levelled at the embattled fast-casual burrito chain Chipotle. They’ve been embroiled in various scandals in the recent past, including allegations of executives being involved in drug rings, e-coli outbreaks, cheating employees out of wages and more, and this time, it’s over the advertised calorie count in their new Chorizo Burrito.
The class-action lawsuit involves three diners in Los Angeles who claim that they’ve been “lulled into false belief” that the Chorizo Burrito is healthier than it really is. One cited feeling “excessively full” after eating it – hardly scientific proof, if you ask us.
More damning though is the fact that Chipotle has a nutritional calculator on their website which, when adding all items suggested with the new burrito, shows a calorie count that soars North of 1,000. The overhead menu in the restaurant (snapped by Twitter user Scott Weier), meanwhile, shows the calorie count at a shockingly low 300.
Chipotle argues that the 300 calorie claim is just for the meat. Admittedly, it’s pretty confusing, especially when the image shown next to the calorie count is loaded with delicious add-ons. Plus, nobody just gets the meat wrapped up in a tortilla, right?
Still, suing over something like this is definitely a stretch. Chipotle‘s sales have already been falling quite a bit despite a lot of positive changes on the horizon, so why kick them while they’re already down?