Man sues McDonald's over price of 'value' meal

He said it was a matter on principle not money

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A man in the Chicago area is suing a McDonald's franchisee for calling a two cheeseburger, medium fries, and beverage combo an 'Extra Value Meal' when the items can be purchased individually for 41 cents less.

James Gertie has filed a lawsuit against Karis Management who own a number of McDonald's franchises in Lake and Cook counties, WLS AM reports.

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He said that between 14 October and 13 November he visited a number of the McDonald's in the area owned by the same company.

He found the price of the 'value' meal exceeded the price of the a la carte total at no less than five of the franchises.

Gertie is seeking class action status on the grounds of consumer fraud and deceptive practices.

He told USA Today that filing the lawsuit wasn't about the money but about principle.