A Chicago resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings, saying the restaurant is deceiving customers with its “boneless” wings. Aimen Halim filed the complaint on Friday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois.

According to the complaint, the “boneless wings” are simply “slices of chicken breast meat deep-fried like 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 complaint stated. “Indeed, the Products are
more akin, in composition, to a chicken nugget rather than a chicken wing.”

Halim described the boneless wings as “a clear-cut case of false advertising.”

“Consumers should be able to rely on the plain meaning of a product’s name and receive what they are promised,” the lawsuit stated.

The plaintiff advised the restaurant to change the name of its popular item to something like “boneless chicken.”

According to Halim, customers “would have paid less for them, or would not have purchased them at all” if they had known the boneless “wings” were not wings at all.

“Had Mr. Halim known that the Products are not chicken wings, he would not
have purchased them, or would have paid significantly less for them,” the lawsuit states. “As a result, Mr. Halim
suffered a financial injury as a result of Defendants’ false and deceptive conduct.”

The plaintiff is asking for damages, injunctive relief, restitution, declaratory relief, and all other remedies the Court deems appropriate.