For Jan Polanik, it's about the principle of the matter. The Massachusetts man ordered a bagel with butter at a local Dunkin Donuts, specifying he wanted real butter, not a substitute. Unfortunately for the store owners, Polanik could taste the difference and he brought his complaint to court...and won.
Polanik's lawsuit named two companies that together own more than 20 Dunkin Donuts locations and while his lawyer admits this is "a minor thing," he explains they decided to sue "to stop the practice of representing one thing and selling a different thing."
Dunkin Donuts lost and will have to pay up. The exact terms of the settlement haven't been disclosed at this point.
Source: Associated Press