An Indiana construction superintendent who claims he broke a tooth biting into a bony Subway sandwich is blaming a Bolingbrook company for allegedly providing the restaurant with bad meat.
The broken-toothed man, Matthew Ritchie, filed a lawsuit against Bolingbrook's Quantum Foods. The suit alleges the company supplied pulled pork containing "one or more bones which should have been removed before being sold to a member of the public."
Ritchie filed his suit at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, but broke his tooth after buying the sandwich at a Subway in Champaign in July 2011, said his attorney, John E. Marszalek of Chicago. Ritchie was working in the Champaign area when he stopped into the Subway for an ill-fated lunch, Marszalek explained.
"He went to Subway and bought a pulled pork sandwich and there was a bone in the sandwich," the lawyer said.
Ritchie is also suing the operator of the Subway, Sateshakumar S. Patel, and his company, Savar Enterprises.
"When I contacted Subway and told them about this, they said, 'We get all our pork from our supplier,'" Marszalek said. "So Subway is pointing the finger at Quantum. I've been trying to get this settled for about a year."
According to the lawsuit, Ritchie has undergone "surgeries for implantation of an implant, then construction of a permanent stud and crown at great expense, which will continue in the future," and that this has caused him to lose money and "become disabled and disfigured to an extent as yet to be determined."