Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Report says P.F. Chang's lawsuit dismissed

According to a report on website EmaxHealth, the class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's over its gluten-free menu pricing has been tentatively dismissed.

The class action lawsuit contends that increased prices for gluten-free menu items are a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, because those of us with celiac have no choice but to eat gluten free.

A lot of people, including me, were disturbed by this lawsuit. I'm pretty sure the response of the restaurant industry would be to just not offer gluten-free menu items if they had to offer them at the same price. Yes, it's irritating that we pay more for gluten-free meals, but I've met a lot of restaurant owners and they've convinced me that they have to charge more because their suppliers are charging more for gluten-free ingredients.

It's a little unclear what the ultimate resolution of this lawsuit will be from the story. I'll be looking for more details, but you can read the EmaxHealth story here:

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