Inventure Foods Settles : Frozen Food Co. Settles for $900K Over False Advertising Claims Inventure Foods, maker of TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks, settled for $900,000 over false advertising claims. The lawsuit claimed the company misled consumers about the snacks containing real mozzarella cheese, violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, per Top Class Actions.
The lawsuit includes TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks Original and TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks Snacks Original Flavor Baked, from Jan 1, 2017, to July 31, 2022.
Those affected by false advertising can seek compensation by submitting a claim form with product details and purchase locations. Eligible class members may receive up to $6 per household.
The settlement allows one claim per household, with a maximum of 20 eligible products per form. Compensation is 30 cents per purchase, capped at $6. The claim submission deadline is September 25.
During the legal proceedings, TGI Friday’s faced a setback with the closure of its last location in Nampa, Idaho. The closure was due to an 80% decline in sales in 2020, mainly because of COVID.
On Facebook, the restaurant expressed gratitude for the memories and relationships, bidding farewell to the community. Pictures with staff showcased cherished moments with patrons, showing they’ll be missed.
Before the Nampa closure, TGI Friday’s faced similar challenges in other places like Dothan, Alabama, and Big Flats, New York. Despite closures, the restaurant unveiled ten new summer menu items.
There’s an exciting prospect for TGI Friday’s fans. The company plans to expand with a new Twin Peaks location, aiming for over 100 restaurants in its portfolio.
The settlement and closures highlight challenges for food businesses. With legal challenges and operational changes due to the pandemic, the landscape is constantly changing. TGI Friday’s loyal patrons look forward to the future.