California Fuddruckers “Kobe” Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Class Members of the Kobe beef settlement include: “All California based consumers who were exposed to Defendant’s online and/or in store menus, and who purchased a Subject Food Product (or any menu item that was advertised to contain ‘Kobe’ beef on Defendant’s online and/or in store menus) at or from a Defendant’s restaurant located in the State of California at any time from November 26, 2010 to December 19, 2014.”

Estimated Amount


Class Members who provide documentation of purchase during the Class Period can claim a $9 comp card, while those without proof of purchase can claim a $6 comp card.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Jaime Gonzalez, et al. v. Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants LLC, et al.,
Case No. BC565138,
Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Los Angeles

Case Summary

The plaintiffs allege that Fuddruckers advertised and promoted certain beef products as being “Kobe” beef when in fact it was not.

The settlement addresses false advertisement for those who consumed the beef but also for those who were visually exposed to the menus featuring “kobe” listings

Fuddruckers denies the allegations but agreed to settle the Kobe beef class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of ongoing litigation.

Settlement Pool





Gonzalez v. Luby’s Fuddruckers Settlement Administrator

c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC)

P.O. Box 40007

College Station, TX 77842-1099