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Rockntractor
10-18-2011, 01:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 11 Sep 2011, 6:59 AM EDT

By NEWSCORE and MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

NANUET, N.Y. - A 290-pound New York man is steaming mad at the White Castle fast-food chain, which he claims repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.

Martin Kessman, 64, filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant last week in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people.

Kessman's lawsuit came more than two years after he complained to White Castle about the size of the booths at the Nanuet, N.Y., eatery and reportedly received a pledge that renovations would be carried out to cater for larger customers.

"They sent me specs and everything, about how the booths were going to be enlarged and made comfortable for people with a little more weight. So two and a half years went by, and nothing was done," he told the New York Post , adding that he has no problem finding a place to take a load off at other fast-food places and fits easily into airline seats.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is "applicable -- not only to me, but to pregnant women and to handicapped people," according to Kessman, who is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages. "I just want to sit down like a normal person."

White Castle issued a statement saying its No. 1 priority is its customers and that it tried to accommodate Kessman.

"We want everyone to feel comfortable in our restaurants. In this case, within days of being made aware of the customer's concern back in April, 2009, we provided the customer with a list of locations with different seating arrangements that might better suit him," said Jamie Richardson, a vice president. "It's also our practice to offer a chair to customers who find this option more appealing. We actually have replaced a booth in that customer's restaurant with a table and chairs."
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/oversize-man-sues-white-castle-over-seats-20110911-NCX

People go hog wild with these lawsuits!

JB
10-18-2011, 05:43 PM
From the video:
I'm not the type of person that goes around suing companies indiscriminately.Um, yeah, you are.

RobJohnson
10-18-2011, 05:44 PM
It sounds like the resturant has already made accomodations for the guy.

Good luck with his law suit.

I avoid resturants with uncomfortable seating not just because I am fat, but some parts of my body need some work. Bad seating kills my low back.

noonwitch
10-19-2011, 09:13 AM
When I was at my heaviest, I avoided certain restaurants, and booth seating in any restaurant.

Novaheart
10-19-2011, 09:43 AM
It sounds like the resturant has already made accomodations for the guy.

Good luck with his law suit.

I avoid resturants with uncomfortable seating not just because I am fat, but some parts of my body need some work. Bad seating kills my low back.

It's worth the extra money for the hamburger if the restaurant spent $300 on the chair.

If I am invited to a restaurant for the first time, I go there first to check out the seating and the floor plan. If the place has low ceilings, tables placed too tightly, or cheap furniture I don't go there.

Speaking of cheap furniture, when did it become OK for restaurants near salt water to use $9 plastic lawn chairs from Walmart for seating? Go to some of the restaurants in Ocean City Maryland or St Pete Beach Florida, and they have these cheap plastic chairs which are only safe and comfortable for a 100 lb person.