we said the meal was a "value," we just didn't say to whom

Killeen v. McDonald’s Corp., 2018 WL 1695366, No. 17 CV 874 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 6, 2018)Courts will only rarely protect consumers against their inability in the moment to do math; this is not one of those times. Killeen alleged that some of McDonald’s “Extra Value” meals were actually more expensive than ordering the same items separately, and that this was deceptive. For example, Killeen bought a Sausage Burrito Extra Value Meal at a Chicago McDonald’s for $5.08 when she would have paid only $4.97 had she ordered the individual items a la carte. “[C]ommon experience favors her assertion that consumers expect to pay less for items bundled together and billed as a ‘value’ package than they would pay if they purchased the items separately.” But there can be no deception where other information is readily available to dispel the tendency to believe in savings:[A]nyone familiar with fast-food restaurants such as McDonald’s…

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