A Texas woman is suing Whataburger for serving her “scalding hot gravy” that she claims left her 5-year-old relative severely burned.
According to My San Antonio, Jessica Byrd filed the lawsuit against the fast food chain in Bexar County on Tuesday for the June 2017 incident.
Byrd claims she and the girl visited a Mexia Whataburger and ordered a kid’s meal, which came with hot gravy.
“It was so hot that it had the ability to cause, and did cause, deep second-degree burns on the child’s legs and thighs in seconds,” Byrd’s attorney wrote in court documents, My San Antonio reported.
The suit goes on to allege that the fast food restaurant employees did not keep the gravy at a “reasonable temperature,” and none of them responded to the child’s “ear-piercing screams for help.”
Whataburger did not make a comment on the pending case.
Byrd is suing for medical expenses both past and future, pain and suffering, mental anguish and disfigurement among other claims, My San Antonio reported.