News of at least two class-action lawsuits challenging the accuracy of dietary data on restaurant menus has operators wondering if trendy menu-labeling mandates will open the floodgates for similar litigation. In complaints filed this month in Washington state and California, plaintiffs alleged misrepresentation and false advertising by Applebee’s and the Brinker International Inc.-owned Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and On the Border chains. The lawsuits contend the fat and ...
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