Court dismisses suit claiming McDonald’s should have discounted hold-the-cheese orders

“The court slapped down a South Florida couple’s putative class action lawsuit, which sought $5 million in damages and claimed McDonald’s was wrong to force diners to pay for cheese on Quarter Pounder and Double Quarter Pounder burgers, whether or not they wanted it.” [Raychel Lean, Daily Business Review/, earlier here and here]


  • The plaintiffs refused to understand that the management time needed to ensure that some sandwiches lack cheese costs more than the cheese itself.

  • The judge should have issued an order compelling the plaintiff to go to the grocery store and buy some cheese, on penalty of contempt of court for failing to comply.

    That might give the plaintiff some perspective on what it means to “force” someone to pay for cheese.