Phillip Williams filed the lawsuit Monday, according to court documents obtained by TMZ, and he claims the vegan burger he purchased at an undisclosed Atlanta location was contaminated by meat byproduct. The lawsuit reportedly states the fast food giant is falsely advertising its burgers as a vegan option.
Williams is requesting damages and that the burger chain uphold a moratorium on cooking the Impossible Whoppers on the same grills as meat, TMZ reported.
Controversy about the cooking standards for the wildly popular Impossible Whoppers was sparked in August, when Burger King first began the nationwide rollout of the sandwiches. At the time, online pundits began outing Burger King for cooking the vegan alternative sandwiches on the same grill as chicken and beef.
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