Buffalo Wild Wings Sued Because Their ‘Wings’ Are Breast Meat

  • When a restaurant fries up a chunk of chicken breast, covers it in Buffalo sauce and calls it a wing, is it a harmless little issue of semantics, or consumer fraud?
  • A new federal lawsuit makes no bones about it: The suit alleges the practice is fraud and companies like Buffalo Wild Wings are duping customers by selling chicken wings that aren’t in fact wings.
  • Aimen Halim of Chicago filed the lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday, saying he went into the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Mount Prospect, Illinois back in January and ordered “boneless wings.”
  • “Unbeknownst to plaintiff and other consumers, the products are not wings at all, but instead, slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like wings,” the lawsuit reads. “Indeed, the products are more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing.”