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Extra Calories on Your Plate? Slap’m With a Lawsuit. July 28, 2009

Filed under: Nutritional Wellness — aprasek @ 11:34 pm

Pamela Curry ordered the “Cajun Lime Tilapia” from Applebee’s “Weight Watchers” menu. Good job, Pam.

But, her intentions to order a healthy meal were lost when her entree arrived with more fat, calories and ‘points’ than was identified on the menu nutrition facts.

So, Ms. Curry is now suing Applebee’s and Weight Watchers. Read the full article here.

What do you think about this suit? Should Applebee’s and Weight Watchers pay up for deceiving and fattening up America? Should the litigious Curry’s of the world lighten up and realize that every entree can’t be identical. Should…


4 Responses to “Extra Calories on Your Plate? Slap’m With a Lawsuit.”

  1. Jamie Says:

    First of all, the last couple questions you ask are very Carrie Bradshaw-ish…I love it. Sounds like something a new age, wellness focused Carrie Bradshaw would say! As for the lawsuit, I think Ms. Curry is a bit RIDICULOUS for taking it to the extent of suing Applebees and Weight Watchers for their “intentional, malicious, and egregious” behavior. I agree that the accuracy in marketing the nutrition contents of food at restaurants should be accurate, at the same time, if you are seeking a healthy “diet friendly” meal, perhaps Applebees isn’t the establishment to count on for that goal.

  2. Aimee Says:

    The new age, wellness focused Carrie Bradshaw?! Ummm, I love it! “Wellness in the City.” I might need to work on my wardrobe though 🙂

    I know, the “intentional, malicious and egregious” line was pretty extreme. I would guess the chefs are supposed to weigh out all the foods for the WW dishes… but likely don’t. I know when I worked in a restaurant I never did (even when I was supposed to).

    Funny too, this story reminds me of that Seinfeld episode with the frozen yogurt…

  3. Kris Says:

    Applebee’s and/or Weight Watchers should be penalized for breaking truth-in-advertising laws just as any other company should. The lawsuit is a bit opportunistic. People need to take responsibility for their decisions and eating at Applebee’s on a diet is probably not the best decision. That being said, if Applebee’s is advertising diet-friendly food that is endorsed by Weight Watcher’s, one should be able to trust that. I believe Ms. Curry should report them for false advertising and then let it rest.

  4. chorlton Says:

    I agree with kris. A little more responsibility all-round wouldn’t hurt.

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