Packaged potato skins marketed by TGI Fridays are not made with potato skins, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Wednesday.
Defendant Solange Troncoso in New York proposes a class action against Carrollton, Texas-based company, claiming that the company is misleading consumers by selling "Potato skin" tips containing potato flakes and potato starch, but no skins, Reuters reported.
The process claims the Idaho Potato Commission and others within and outside the industry have associated potato skins with healthy diets since they began appearing on restaurant menus half a century ago, according to the wire service.
Ms. Troncoso claims that she and other consumers are deceived by the misleading packaging for their bacon ranch, cheddar and bacon, and sour cream and onion potato skin, giving them a "poorer product", either accidentally or at a "full" price, according to Reuters.
"The presence of potato skins gives an additional value in the eyes of reasonable consumers," the complaint says, filed nearly a year after Troncoso paid $ 1
TGI Fridays has not commented on the costume.