When is a bag of 'potato skins' worth $5 million? When it turns out they may not be potato skins after all.
A New York woman is suing TGI Fridays, claiming their potato skin snacks, sold in vending machines and grocery stores across the nation, aren't really potato skins.
According to the lawsuit, the product is a mixture of "potato flakes” or “potato starch.” The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court suit, states that she bought a bag of TGI Fridays Potato Skins, but claims she wouldn’t have if she had known the product didn’t contain real potato skins.
The lawsuit contends TGI Fridays purposefully mislead consumers who are seeking a healthier alternative with false packaging. Read more about the lawsuit here.
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