Fogle Restaurants CDF Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Fogle Enterprises, Inc. and Nolan Fogle are settling a class action suit alleging that their restaurants charged an unlawful 1%-1.5% “CDF fee” on customer bills, without disclosing the presence of the fee or that the funds collected were for non-charitable purposes. 

Docket Number:


Company: Fogle Enterprises Inc.

Filing Deadline: October 28, 2018

Class Period: February 28, 2009 to February 28, 2014

Objection Deadline: October 28, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: October 28, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: December 14, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

You should provide either (1) a credit card or other receipt from the meal, or (2) some other evidence, such as a photograph of yourself at the restaurant, plus an estimate of the cost of the meal.


You may be eligible if you dined at a Fogle restaurant, between February 28, 2009 and February 28, 2014, for non-business purposes, and you paid a CDF fee. The Fogle restaurants include the following:

  • Plantation
  • Peppercorn
  • Baldknobbers
  • Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House
  • Great American Steak and Chicken House
  • Whipper Snappers 
Typical Settlement Amount:

If you have a receipt that shows the CDF fee, you will get a refund for the fee. If your receipt does not show this charge, or if you provide an estimate of your bill without a receipt, you will receive either (a) 1% of your total bill for visits between February 28, 2009 and June 1, 2011, or (b) 1.5% of your bill for visits between June 2, 2011 and February 28, 2014.

Total Settlement Amount: $320,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Hodgson Law Firm LLC
Strong-Garner-Bauer PC
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC

Claim Form: Fogle Restaurants Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Richard McMillin v. Fogle Enterprises, Inc. et al.

Settlement Website: Fogle Restaurants Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Fogle Settlement Administrator
c/o Angeion Group
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Deceptive Pricing/Undisclosed Surcharges