Nann bread is traditionally baked in a tandoor oven.

FGF Brands, the maker of Stonefire Naan products, will pay nearly $1.9 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the bread maker of falsely claiming its Stonefire products are made in an authentic tandoor oven.

Any consumer who bought Stonefire naan bread advertised as being baked in a tandoor oven between Nov. 16, 2013, and Oct. 23, 2020, can claim $2.50 for each product they purchased.

These products covered by the settlement are:

  • Stonefire Original Naan
  • Stonefire Roasted Garlic Naan
  • Stonefire Whole Grain Naan
  • Stonefire Organic Original Naan
  • Stonefire Original Mini Naan
  • Stonefire Ancient Grain Mini Naan
  • Stonefire Naan Dippers

The agreement limits Class Members without a receipt to five claims. Consumers can “make claims for as many Products for which they have proof of purchase,” the settlement agreement says. 

In addition, as part of the settlement agreement, “plaintiff[s] agree no further labeling changes are necessary” to the “patented tandoor oven” naan bread marketing.


“This Settlement will in no event be construed or deemed to be evidence of or an admission or concession on the part of Plaintiff,” according to the class action settlement. 

FGF Brands has agreed to pay $1,895,000 as part of this settlement.

Currently, the FGF Brands website describes its naan bread as being baked “in a patented tandoor tunnel oven designed to replicate the traditional tandoor.” 

FGF Brands denies “all material allegations asserted by” the class action lawsuit involving its naan bread, and adds it “specifically” disputes that it “violated any laws, that their labeling or marketing was deceptive or misleading in any way, and that Plaintiff and potential class members are entitled to any relief,” in regards to their tandoor oven representations on the labeling, according to court documents. 

The class action lawsuit, initially filed in November 2018, says FGF Brands deceives customers by baking its naan in a conveyor-style, gas-heated oven, but markets the products as being made in a tandoor oven. 


FGF Brands faces legal action over similar claims in Canada. Plaintiffs in K.K. v. FGF Brands Inc. argue it’s deceptive to equate the company’s “tunnel oven” to a tandoor oven. 

For traditionalists, the differences between making naan bread in a conventional oven and a tandoor oven is substantial, according to a New York Times report.

The clay oven, charcoal heat and the smoky flavors produced all contribute to a unique method that can’t be replicated elsewhere, the plaintiff argues. 

The class action lawsuit alleges FGF Brands is fraudulent and deceptive in this regard when it markets naan bread as being baked in a tandoor oven when it is not. 

The plaintiffs cited promotional language directly linking FGF Brands’ products to the method, pointing specifically to terms such as “tandoor baked,” “tandoor oven baked,” “baked in a tandoor oven” and “hand stretched and tandoor oven-baked to honor 2,000 years of tradition” on naan bread packaging. 


After the class action lawsuit was filed in 2018, a judge denied FGF Brands’ motion to dismiss the case. 

The plaintiffs said a “voluminous and wide-ranging discovery” followed that denial, including a “fifteen hour Zoom” mediation between relevant parties and the judge. 

The deadline for consumers to exclude themselves from or object to this settlement has passed.

The deadline to file a claim in this settlement is Feb. 18, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Any consumer who bought Stonefire Naan products advertised as being baked in a tandoor oven between Nov. 16, 2013 and Oct. 23, 2020 can claim $2.50 for each product they purchased.

Potential Award

$2.50 for each product purchased. You can only claim up to five products without a receipt. With proof of purchase you can claim an unlimited number of products. Each household can only submit one claim form.

Proof of Purchase

Receipts or proof of purchase.

Claim Form Deadline

02/18/2021

Case Name

The Tandoor Oven Naan Bread Class Action Lawsuit is Friend, et al. v. FGF Brands, et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-07644, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

Final Hearing

02/16/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Friend v. FGF Brands (USA) Inc. Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43516
Providence, RI 02940-3516

Class Counsel

Katrina Carroll and Kyle Shamberg 

CARLSON LYNCH LLP 

Defense Counsel

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

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328 Comments

  • Brenda January 20, 2021

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  • Vera Regina de Oliveira-Leftridge January 20, 2021

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    • Eva Bedoy January 20, 2021

      I always thought the bread was cooked in they special tandoor oven they advertise. Please add me

  • Jason Brown January 19, 2021

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  • Elaine E Rachal January 19, 2021

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  • Karen Wong January 18, 2021

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  • PRAKASH C SHAH January 18, 2021

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  • Josh January 16, 2021

    I am getting the following error when I try to fill out the form. Can this be fixed so that I can complete this form for this settlement.. Thanks

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  • Kenya Wilborn January 15, 2021

    Please add me. I purchased these all the time but to Keri all my recipe for bread I did not do. Please add me for the maximum amount

  • Juli Albright January 15, 2021

    Eat it all the time with chicken curry! Add me plz

  • Deborah Johnson January 14, 2021

    Add me

  • Marianne T January 14, 2021

    Requiring receipts from a grocery store from as far away as 2013 is a scam by these companies/attorneys representing food products who lied and profited. Who the h*ll keeps grocery store receipts for 7 years?!?!

  • Jorge l Dominguez January 14, 2021

    Add me please

  • Chanitra Hill January 14, 2021

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  • Susan Lanni January 14, 2021

    I buy these ever week!!! Add me please

  • Dee Barclay January 14, 2021

    Please add me

  • Sylonnya Heyward January 13, 2021

    Please add me

  • Claire Mollot January 13, 2021

    Please add me

  • Vilma Serrano January 13, 2021

    Please add me . I bought more than 5 times but a don’t have any proof

  • robert January 13, 2021

    is the claim form available yet?

    • Top Class Actions January 14, 2021

      Hi Robert,
      It sure is! You must go to the settlement website and submit your claim: http://naanclassactionsettlement.com/

    • Brenda Starr Ross January 16, 2021

      You could hardly tell by the taste maybe they just brain washed us in they were so they taste. But to me the bread had a slight aftertaste

  • Jennifer Marsh January 12, 2021

    Please add me

  • user January 12, 2021

    i bought a lot of this bread for pizza.

  • Doncella January 12, 2021

    Please add me. 5 type of bread

  • Christine Dean January 12, 2021

    Add me, I get these ad Publix all the time

  • Rosa Maria Jimenez January 12, 2021

    Plz add me. I have definitely bought more than 5.

  • Dimples Tarlton January 12, 2021

    Plz + me!!

  • TCloud January 12, 2021

    Please add me to the list,I purchased mine at Costco,but no longer have the receipts

  • Patricia Armstrong January 12, 2021

    Add me please

  • Susie Crist January 12, 2021

    Please add me to your list. Yes, more than 6 purchases were made by me over the years.

  • Gayle Tabbi January 12, 2021

    Please add me

  • Flo Krol January 12, 2021

    add me

  • JUDY THOMPSON January 12, 2021

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  • L. Robert Jellinek January 12, 2021

    Please add me.

  • Curtis Hoag January 12, 2021

    Please add me. I bought these and made pizzas out of them for years.

  • Maureen Tocchio January 12, 2021

    Been purchasing these for years. Kindly add me.

  • Petra Huber January 12, 2021

    please add me, I have no receipts, but I purchase these all the time

  • arthur allen erlich January 12, 2021

    add me

  • Jay Scott Shoemaker January 12, 2021

    please add me

  • Lillian Manson January 12, 2021

    Sad, but I have no receipt. I purchase these because I love them and I believe what they advertised. Please add me

  • Rachael January 12, 2021

    I have bought many of these, and I have the receipts. 🤣 Oh yeah

  • Linda January 12, 2021

    Purchase from Costco—no receipts.

  • Darlene Parks January 12, 2021

    Please add me. Thank you

  • Kerry Maldonado January 12, 2021

    Add me please

  • Mike Flowers January 12, 2021

    add me

  • BRUCE BARRETT January 12, 2021

    add me

  • Bridgette Willis January 12, 2021

    I’ve been purchasing these for quite some time. Can only claim 5 unfortunately, discarded receipts for a while. But, please add me. Thank you
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  • WESLEY January 12, 2021

    Please add me

  • Peggy R Powers January 12, 2021

    I save receipt and eventually throw them away thinking I never need them. Please add me as i have always purchased Stonefire Roasted Garlic Naan.

  • Jim Bulkowski January 12, 2021

    add me

  • Sara Cabral January 12, 2021

    I purchased this bread but didn’t save record please add me

  • Cedric Nash January 11, 2021

    Add me please

  • Velta McNelly January 11, 2021

    I also purchase this bread but I dont keep the receipts. Please add me for 5. Thank you

  • Gloria January 11, 2021

    I’ve been a long time customer and has purchased this bread as well add me

  • Rhonda Armstrong-Miller January 11, 2021

    Who keeps receipts for such grocery items, much less for a year and multiple years? Our family has and does eat these almost every week and I get for my kids in college (Costco, Walmart, Woodmans, etc.). We have had 100s of these over the last few years, but I can only claim 5 without receipts. Seems like the company will get off cheap considering most items won’t be able to be claimed.

    • Sherry Gonzales January 12, 2021

      I have brought this bread especially the roasted garlic
      Naan bread to make pizza and go good with spaghetti
      and sandwiches.
      I purchase at least 5 times from Aldi

    • Jhylia January 12, 2021

      Same – it is a shame that they are capping it at 5 for receipts.

    • Top Class Actions January 12, 2021

      Hi Rhonda, we understand it can be very frustrating for claimants! But definitely claim what you can! You must go to the settlement website and submit your claim: http://naanclassactionsettlement.com/

  • Autumn Steele January 11, 2021

    Add me. Liars.

  • Angela jackson January 11, 2021

    Always purchase this bread add me please

  • Nancy Woodard January 10, 2021

    Add me

  • Donna landry January 10, 2021

    Yes we love these from costco

  • Larry January 10, 2021

    Add me please I’ve been a customer of this bread for years

  • W Harris January 9, 2021

    Please add me

  • Jennifer A January 9, 2021

    Add me

  • Jo A Graf January 9, 2021

    Omg Ive been buying this for years

  • Talitha frazier January 9, 2021

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  • Ben January 8, 2021

    This is horrendous! I have bought these regularly from Costco!

  • Tracy M Peel January 8, 2021

    Add me

  • Susan Blonder January 2, 2021

    I am a long time purchaser. Please add me.

  • Tamara Fuller December 21, 2020

    I have a package in my freezer right now actually. Pretty silly they claim it was cooked traditionally when in fact it was manufactured in the cheapest and quickest way possible. Makes me wonder what else they’ve lied about. Probably nothing, but then US regulations are a joke so who really knows what’s actually inside the products we buy.

    We’ve been buying this product for YEARS now. At least the past 6 years, every time we make Indian food at home. Now I’ll learn how to make my own flatbread :)

  • Sandra Tweedy December 21, 2020

    Yup, a faithful purchaser of this delicious bread. Especially the garlic flavor I use as an ingredient in my homemade chicken nuggets. I’ve purchased many packages.

  • barbara spieler December 20, 2020

    i have always used naan bread & minis for pizza and sides for salad. again, i would have trusted this company and this too was dishonest. please include me

  • Lynda November 29, 2020

    Please add me.

  • James l mathews November 24, 2020

    Bought these weekly for years until I gave up carbs it was a very tasty product. Deceptive though wasn’t aware it wasn’t the real deal. Add me as I bought 100’s of packages when I lived in Kansas.

  • Nancy Martinez November 22, 2020

    Add me please

  • Heather Leyva November 17, 2020

    Add me

  • Karen Wilson Eveland November 5, 2020

    Please add me. I buy this bread all the time.

  • star gordon November 4, 2020

    You have got to be kidding … I just bought this yesterday. I cook indian food several times a month. This is my go to nann when I don’t want to make my own. Ive bought way more nann then I should. Please add me

  • Angela Jackson October 31, 2020

    Please add me

  • Lori D Zuniga October 30, 2020

    Please add me… My family uses them all the time

  • James Hughes October 29, 2020

    We eat so much Stonefire Naan with our hummus and even started buying their Naan chips- so disappointed. Please add me.

    • Sharon Nichols January 9, 2021

      Its so sad I Bought that Bread many times.why do thay lie.add me please. I Bought well over 5 But i didnit save my RECEIPTS. THANK YOU.

    • Top Class Actions January 12, 2021

      You must go to the settlement website and submit your claim: http://naanclassactionsettlement.com/

  • Bonnie Pugh October 29, 2020

    I also use them for homemade pizzas and for “flatbread” sammies..

    Add me please

  • Tina Backus October 29, 2020

    I use Naan bread for pizzas and dipping. Add me

  • Sean Emery October 29, 2020

    Add me to the list

  • Karen Ioli October 29, 2020

    I purchase monthly!

  • Sheila Capone Wulsin October 29, 2020

    Please add me

  • Ashley Gong October 29, 2020

    Please add me

  • Monique Salerno October 29, 2020

    Add me please

  • k October 28, 2020

    add

  • Barbara bazel October 28, 2020

    Add me

  • Anastasia Ceci October 27, 2020

    Add me please

  • Sharon C Sperounis October 27, 2020

    Please add me!

  • Jeff lemons October 26, 2020

    Add me. Have bought this

  • karla October 25, 2020

    add me

  • JODY EZELL October 25, 2020

    Please add me

  • Teri M Mathews October 25, 2020

    Please add me

  • Jess v October 24, 2020

    Yes add me I buy these breads

  • Vonie Aeschliman October 23, 2020

    Yes! I have purchased many of these breads and want to join this lawsuit.

  • SHARI October 22, 2020

    Please add me to this class action. I have purchased over 30 or more over the last few years.

  • Lori Simonson October 22, 2020

    Please add me

  • Laura M Deleon October 22, 2020

    Add me

  • Melissa Adams October 22, 2020

    Please add me, we buy Naan regularly. Thanks!

  • MARGARET STRICKER October 22, 2020

    i have bought this product

  • MARGARET STRICKER October 22, 2020

    love mini naan

  • Stacey Gottlieb October 22, 2020

    Add me

  • Sondra October 22, 2020

    Please add me, as well

  • Lucy Burany October 21, 2020

    pls add me I buy naan

  • MOLLY CLYNCH October 21, 2020

    Please add me

  • Lois Norris October 20, 2020

    I buy the little dippers all the time. Just sorry I haven’t saved receipts. I’ll claim five.

    • Top Class Actions January 12, 2021

      Yes! The settlement does have a no proof of purchase option!

  • rodney October 20, 2020

    myself my wife and 3 of my daughters have bought
    we love naan

  • Elizabeth Schemmer October 20, 2020

    I love Naan bread. It is very fattening and I regard it special bread.

    Please add me.

  • Erik B Smith October 20, 2020

    Why is Texas not included? I have purchased this item dozens of times.

  • Rose Marie Pascale October 20, 2020

    How disappointing. Add me

  • Debbie Antonio October 17, 2020

    I buy this bread weekly. Please add me

  • Christine Pellegrino October 17, 2020

    I have purchased these items.

  • Wesley Walton October 16, 2020

    Purchased often in washington

  • Tula October 15, 2020

    Please add me

  • Mary October 15, 2020

    Add me

  • SHARON October 15, 2020

    Add me

  • Tracy October 15, 2020

    I purchased this product numerous times. Include me in class action

  • Rose Ward October 15, 2020

    I’ve bought many more than 5 packages of the Stonefire Roasted Garlic and the Original Mini Naan.
    Please add me.

  • Lucy Burany October 15, 2020

    I buy them all the time add me

  • Helen Spain October 15, 2020

    Please add me. I buy this product every other week.

  • DINAH F PURCELL October 15, 2020

    I buy all the time

  • Jan October 15, 2020

    I love this brand.

  • Jeff Hartrey October 15, 2020

    I have bought this product numerous times

  • Cheryl Balogh October 15, 2020

    I buy it all the time, please add me.

  • Cameron Gutierrez October 15, 2020

    Yep. All the time

  • Joseph Bruno October 15, 2020

    Yes I buy this frequently usually the roasted Garlic

  • Tara Castillo October 14, 2020

    Absolutely include me.
    I love Naan bread and I purchase it frequently.

  • Jo Antoinette Love October 13, 2020

    add me

  • TESHEBA JONES October 13, 2020

    Yes please add me i have purchased naan bread stonefire roasted garlic

  • David M Amrod October 11, 2020

    How disappointing.
    Paying extra does not always seem to be worth it.

  • Ethan Steward October 9, 2020

    please add me!

  • Chanel Silva October 9, 2020

    Please add me, my son and I have been doing this for over three years!

  • Jennifer Brown-Villanueva October 8, 2020

    Please add me

  • Steve Hemphill October 7, 2020

    Please add me to this class action against NAAN BREAD case 1:18-cv-07644. Thanks !

  • Patricia G Holley October 7, 2020

    Please add my name.

  • Joyce Terry October 7, 2020

    I used to purchase the Garlic Naan about twice a month, but the flavor was sadly lacking. My son adored it for burgers from the grill. As the price steadily climbed and the quality seemed to decline, we switched back to whole wheat pitas and simply began adding garlic to our burgers instead,
    I adore Indian food and I always wondered why toe naan at the local Indian restaurant was so much more flavorful than the stuff from the grocery store. Now I know and my tastenuds won’t let Stonefire products back in my home!

  • Brenda Razavi October 7, 2020

    Yes this naan bread is a favorite in our house, We purchase on a weekly basis.
    Please add me.

  • Rachel October 7, 2020

    Disappointed, please add me

  • Rose October 6, 2020

    We buy at least 2 packs of the Stonefire Naan every time we shop, and have been doing so for a few years now.

  • Debra K. Robertson October 6, 2020

    Please add me…bought more than 5..

  • Susan Steving October 6, 2020

    I have purchased tons of Naan Bread.I hope I can be included in this.

  • Felicia R Reddick October 6, 2020

    add me in

  • sharon October 6, 2020

    I have bought naan bread to make quick pizzas. Please include me.

  • San lee October 6, 2020

    Costco has it

  • Debbie Lee October 6, 2020

    I’ve purchased many more than 5

  • Tammy Schrader-Gaede October 6, 2020

    I had purchased four of the garlic Naan. Please add me. Thank you.

  • LaVita Brooks Bauer October 6, 2020

    Please add me.

  • Tina Horne October 6, 2020

    I have actually bought Stonefire Naan. I really like it.

  • Janie D Seay October 6, 2020

    Have bought this bread alot over the years…..Add me

  • Wendy Hudek October 6, 2020

    Buy this bread alot!! Minis, whole wheat, garlic, ect. Ive bought much more then 5 paks since 2013, thats for sure. Really thought it WAS baked in tandoor oven….please add me

  • Tamara Boehle October 3, 2020

    I buy this all the time !!!

  • Sharon Johnston October 1, 2020

    Yes all the time

  • mary October 1, 2020

    add me. My favorite naan bread

  • k October 1, 2020

    add me

  • Ernestine Collier October 1, 2020

    I have purchased this bread on several occasions. Please add me.

  • Misha Shah September 30, 2020

    Please add me

  • Maureen Kelly September 30, 2020

    my son’s favorite, we get it a lot

  • Donald W Long September 30, 2020

    I made a purchases

  • Heidi Fahnestock September 30, 2020

    I have made several purchases of this delicious bread!

  • Rosetta E Steele September 30, 2020

    Yes I have purchased this bread. Pls add me.

  • Lisa S. September 30, 2020

    Yes, I have purchased this bread. Please add me in.

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