The class action lawsuit filed Monday in the Southern District of Florida alleges that although the burger chain advertises its vegan option as meat-free, it is contaminated with a meat by-product because it is cooked on the same grill as meat products.
The lawsuit accuses Burger King of false advertising and seizes money by offering a vegan non-vegan option.
Burger King declined to comment to several media outlets. CNN's sister network HLN has approached Burger King to respond to the allegations in the lawsuit, but has not yet heard.
"For guests looking for an option without meat, there is a method of preparation without broilers on request," the site notes.
Philip Williams, the plaintiff in the case, is a vegan who does not eat or drink anything that uses animal by-products.
He bought an impossible cook on the spot in Atlanta in
The court said that if he knew the burger would be cooked that way, he would not have bought it. [1
Williams "suffered pecuniary damage to the amount he paid to buy" Impossible Conviction, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit shows that several other users have made similar complaints on the internet regarding the practice of the chain related to the sale of the Impossible Digger.