It's not worth lying about the products you use. After a class action lawsuit, Barney's Beanery has been ordered to pay $15 per person, including all California based consumers who were exposed to "Barney's Beanery's online and/or in store menus, and who purchased a Subject Food Product (or any menu item that was advertised to contain "Kobe" beef on Barney's Beanery's online and/or in store menus at or from a Barney's Beanery restaurant located in the State of California at any time from October 3, 2008 through January 27, 2014."
A proof of purchase isn't technically required, but per the order, anyone that submits a receipt or even a credit card statement of a meal in excess of $15 will be eligible for a $15 gift card. A crazy deal, available right now. Essentially the problem came about when Barney's Beanery advertised from October 3, 2008 to January 27, 2014 that it was using Kobe beef in certain dishes. The original class action was filed in October 2012 accusing Barney's Beanery of false advertising and unfair business practices. Kobe beef is technically only supposed to refer to the Wagyu beef from the Kobe region of Japan, much like Champagne only comes from that AOC region in France (though that confusion seems to occur regularly). To file a claim, click here. And enjoy all those non-Kobe beef burgers.
The chain currently operates six locations in the L.A. area, from Westwood and Santa Monica to Burbank and Redondo Beach.
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