Thursday, January 29, 2009

Have you eaten off a Weight Watchers menu over the past 4 years?

If it was at an Applebee's you might want to give Tara Kelly a call.

If you remember a few months back I blogged about the calorie labeling lawsuit that alleges misrepresented calorie counts at Applebee's restaurants from items off the Weight Watcher's menu whereby independent tests revealed some items to contain double the fat and calories posted.

Apparently now 4 separate law firms have launched class action lawsuits and a recent news story reported Gilbert Oshinsky lawyer Tara Kelly hopes to represent, "every person who has eaten from the Weight Watchers Menu in the last four years".

Given there are over 2,000 Applebee's in 49 states, 17 international countries and one U.S. territory, and lots of folks on Weight Watchers, I imagine Tara will be pretty busy.

The trial is scheduled for 2010.

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  1. Anonymous10:24 am

    I love when you post these things, I've added your site to my top ten health blog list.

    Jean-Luc Boissonneault

  2. Double? DOUBLE!!?! That is some nerve.

  3. I love Weight Watchers! So far I've lost 7.2 pounds.I think you need a bigger breakfast (fruit or yogurt to go along with the cereal) and some sweet alternatives. Other commenters gave good suggestions - I really like the 100 Calorie Pack Chips Ahoy for 2 points during a sweet craving at work. If you learn what satisfies you but is low in points you'll be able to stick with it!

  4. Anonymous2:25 pm

    Though the misrepresentation is terrible ( shame on them), you have to keep in mind that:

    With WW, you learn to choose healthy choices, to plan your meals and to enjoy eating - you eat to live....

    Based on that, if you plan for an outing to the restaurant, you planned your Points.... so go and enjoy yourself! If you go over, then use your banked points, work out more and move on!

    If I go out, I choose the healthiest I can, but remember why I`m going out, and that`s to enjoy the experience and the people I`m with! You can always work out more later!