Guy Sues After Asking for Butter, Getting Fake Butter

He won a settlement against Dunkin' Donuts owners
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 31, 2017 7:41 PM CDT
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo, shows a display of Dunkin Donuts, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts man who sued a pair of Dunkin' Donuts owners because he said he was given a butter substitute when he asked for real butter on his bagel has won a settlement, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Jan Polanik's suits name two companies that together own more than 20 stores. Polanik's lawyer, Thomas Shapiro, acknowledged that his client's complaint is "a minor thing," but they decided to sue "to stop the practice of representing one thing and selling a different thing." Shapiro did not disclose the settlement's terms, because it hasn't yet been filed with the court. An attorney for one franchisee confirms that the case has been settled and the stores have changed their butter-serving protocol. A spokesperson for the other franchisee could not be reached. (Read more Dunkin' Donuts stories.)

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