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If there is one thing that all of us appreciate, it’s a good meal. We tend to talk about food frequently, and we may even gravitate toward certain types of food because we consider them to be our favorite.

Although many people love food, there are also some who take it to the extreme. That is the case with a man from Chicago who put Buffalo Wild Wings under the spotlight with a class-action lawsuit.

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As the lawsuit states, his claim is that Buffalo Wild Wings sell “boneless wings,” but they aren’t actually boneless wings. They are closer to chicken nuggets. That class-action lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, should prove to be interesting.

According to a local news station, “This class action seeks to challenge the false and deceptive marketing and advertising of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Boneless Wings.”

His argument is that the name of the product and the product description give a false impression that they are actually chicken wings that are deboned. In reality, he claims that they are not wings but slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried to look like wings.

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The document goes on to report, “Indeed, the Products are more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing.”

Buffalo Wild Wings was asked for a comment and they redirected their attention to Twitter. They posted a tweet, saying that it was absolutely true, but with a twist.

The restaurant went on to say that they sell about 100 million per year and on the menu, they are listed as “all-white chicken” and that they are lightly breaded.

The document states that if Mr. Halim had known that he wasn’t actually getting chicken wings, he wouldn’t have purchased them or would have wanted to pay less for them. He is seeking compensation for his financial injury due to their “false and deceptive conduct.”

This may seem strange to many, but there are other restaurants that sell something similar but don’t refer to them as chicken wings. For example, dominoes label their option as “boneless chicken,” and Papa John’s calls them “Chicken Poppers.”

Aimen Halim claims that Buffalo Wings is aware of the problem but will not change its practices.

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He also pointed to an article from the New York Times, saying that selling boneless wings using chicken breast was a way to cut the cost and still give people what they wanted.

Halim said: “This clear-cut case of false advertising should not be permitted, as consumers should be able to rely on the plain meaning of a product’s name and receive what they are promised.”

It is also noteworthy that Halem has sued companies in the past for false marketing. According to Insider, this includes the natural label on Tom’s of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash and a high-fiber label on a granola product.

If you love wings, this is a good one to watch.