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Chipotle Calorie Lawsuit Alleges Dishonest Counts in Burritos

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Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on April 27, 2015, in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 06:48 PM

Three Chipotle customers have filed a lawsuit against the burrito chain, claiming false and misleading information was given to them about the calories in the burritos they ate.

David Desmond and two other Los Angeles area customers filed the class-action lawsuit last week, claiming that they felt “excessively full” after eating what they thought was a 300-calorie chorizo burrito, according to The Huffington Post.

Signage in Chipotle restaurants advertised the chorizo, a new menu offering, as having 300 calories, but some customers misread the sign and thought the entire burrito was 300 calories, when the calorie count was intended to be just for the chorizo alone.

According to the nutritional information available on the Chipotle website, an average burrito has over 1,000 calories rather than the 300 that the men suing Chipotle thought were being advertised.

The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages for a four-year period, even though the chorizo is a recent addition to the menu.

Chris Arnold, Chipotle communications director, told Fortune, “As a matter of policy, we don’t discuss details surrounding pending legal action. I will note, however, that a lawsuit is nothing more than allegations and is proof of nothing.”

Chipotle suffered a 40 percent drop in its stock price earlier this year when an E. coli outbreak sickened dozens. The Huffington Post reported that as of October, Chipotle sales were still declining because of that outbreak, which was linked to poor sanitary practices at some restaurants and possible ingredient contamination.

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