LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRK) --You may have seen a "Chorizo Burrito" on Chipotle's menu board labeled with the words "300 calories," and thought that's too good to be true.
A burrito packed with chicken, sausage, rice, beans, and cheese, is only 300 calories? Turns out that only refers to the chorizo-not the rest of the burrito.
The misleading sign has led three customers who bought Chipotle's chorizo burrito to sue.
The suit alleges "inaccurate reporting of nutritional values of individual menu items it serves in its chain of more than 1200 restaurants across the United States."
The true total of the burrito is closer to 1,050 calories. The lawsuit would cover "all people who bought food at Chipotle for four years leading up to the filing of the complaint," even though the chorizo filling is a new menu offering.
Plaintiffs are alleging the signage is part of a pattern by the chain of presenting misleading nutritional information and "deceptive business practices," according to the law firm's statement.
Chipotle replied with a tweet saying: "I'm sorry for the confusion, but we'll make things more clear next time. The 300 calories is for the chorizo."