The Five Pettiest Lawsuits Against Fast-Food Chains

August 31, 2017

The most frivolous complaints against Starbucks, Subway, and more

Lawsuits against fast-food restaurants have become relatively common since an infamous 1993 case where a woman sued McDonald’s and won $2.86 million after spilling nearly-boiling hot coffee on herself. (Given her fairly major injuries, the case actually had a lot more merit than that description would suggest.)

Since then, Starbucks has been on the receiving end of similar hot coffee lawsuits — in the last two years alone, two separate plaintiffs have blamed injuries on faulty lids on Starbucks coffee. Although one was successful, the damages have never come close to