TGI Fridays has no skins in the game, a new class action lawsuit alleges.
The popular potato skins chips found in vending machines and bodegas actually only contain potato flakes and potato starch, according to the suit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court. The lack of actual potato skins means the snacks represent false advertising, court papers argue.
Bronx resident Solange Troncoso planted her foot in the ground over a bag of the spurious spuds she bought on June 30 of last year. She says her idea of potato skins was mashed after she later learned the ingredients.
“Troncoso was injured when she paid money for a product that did not deliver the qualities it promised and misled her as to its contents. The Product is labeled as being a ‘Potato Skins’ Product, but in fact does not contain any actual potato skins. She would not have been willing to pay the sum she paid had she known it was mislabeled,” the suit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court reads.
The skins that are the subject of the tater spat are not to be confused with the potato skins served at TGI Fridays restaurants around the globe.
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SOURCE: New York Daily News, by Stephen Rex Brown