Lawsuit Filed Against Trifecta by Two Former Employees
Trifecta Nutrition, the official food sponsor of the CrossFit Games has had a lawsuit filed against them by two former employees. Trifecta also provides all the food for staff at Regionals, the Games, and to CrossFit HQ for those who wish to purchase it.
The lawsuit alleges that Trifecta sourced food for the 2017 CrossFit Games from other restaurants — “IHOP, a local BBQ shack, and a Mexican restaurant, among others, as well as sourcing McDonalds hamburger buns” — and passed it off as their own.
That’s a serious allegation.
And being the “nation’s largest all organic meal delivery service” there’s a lot on the line if the allegations prove true, something Trifecta wholeheartedly denies.
“Trifecta strongly opposes the allegations and claims present in the underlying lawsuit,” Trifecta said in a statement. “While we cannot discuss the details of pending litigation nor provide specifics regarding the alleged claims at this time, we look forward to correcting the record regarding the salacious and misguided claims brought by these two disgruntled fired employees.”
Morning Chalk Up also spoke with Dan Schneiderman, partner at Witan Law Group, the legal team representing Trifecta on this matter. He added, “This is an honest, hard working company, that’s made its way from a concept to a start up to a successful company. We believe that the accusation and allegations in the complaint are ultimately trying to form an unfounded narrative to say that a certain culture exists at Trifecta that quite frankly does not exist in that manner. We believe that the allegations are unsubstantiated and are founded mostly out of retribution from two disgruntled employees.”
A spokesperson from CrossFit told us, “CrossFit was recently made aware of a lawsuit against Trifecta, a sponsor of the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games. CrossFit is currently investigating the allegations.”
And according to Schneiderman, as of yesterday Trifecta had not been formally served any papers regarding the lawsuit. Given the fact that the lawsuit “made its way into the media before formal litigation was even initiated we are very much waiting for the truth to come out through litigation,” Schneiderman said.
As of right now, Trifecta plans to have a booth and at the 2018 CrossFit Games. We’ll keep ya posted as this story develops.
July 27, 2018, 11:54 PM Update: We originally reported that Trifecta was accused of “repackaging processed foods…and passing them off as high-quality organic meals.” We’ve updated the article to accurately reflect the language in the lawsuit.