A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a potential nationwide class action lawsuit can proceed against the makers of “TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Snack Sticks,” but not against the restaurant chain that shares the same name. The lawsuit claims that TGI Friday’s packaged cheese snacks found in grocery store frozen food sections are labeled “mozzarella sticks,” but they actually only contain cheddar cheese. Only fine print on the back of the product package reportedly reveals the truth about the cheese.
… Plaintiff Amy Joseph accused both TGI Friday’s Inc. and the makers of the cheese sticks, Inventure Foods Inc., of misleading customers with the packaging label. Customers would not pay as much or buy as much of the product if it was accurately labeled, Joseph said in her lawsuit.