Burger chain Wahlburgers is in a bit of a pickle over whether its products are as fresh and all-natural as it claims.
A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey by competitor Grillo’s Pickles Inc. alleges that contrary to their labeling, Wahlburgers brand pickles contain an artificial chemical preservative meant to extend their shelf life, CBS News reports.
The lawsuit also claims that Wahlburgers uses similar packaging to Grillo’s, putting stores and customers in a pickle over which brand to buy.
“Absent these false and misleading statements, Wahlburgers pickles would not have been in the same fresh, artificial-preservative-fee category as Grillo’s pickles and would not have been purchased by consumers,” the lawsuit states.
Wahlburgers, which is owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his family, has yet to comment on the lawsuit.