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N.Y. man sues White Castle over too-small booths

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    NANUET. N.Y. -- Martin Kessman says he loves White Castle burgers and has been eating them for 50-plus years, but the 290-pound stockbroker doesn't like that he can't fit into the booths at his local restaurant.

    So he's suing.
    He filed a federal lawsuit last month against the fast-food chain claiming the small seating violates his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    He also accused White Castle of reneging on its promise to upgrade its seating with more space between the table and back of the bench to accommodate heftier customers.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/st … 50390006/1
    the company spokesperson stated that the customers can request chairs if they don't want to sit in a booth..sounds like a frivolous suit?..

    1. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fatboy needs to change his eating habits. Eating burgers and fries at White Castle isn't the solution.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Being overweight is protected by the ADA?

  3. jcmayer777 profile image74
    jcmayer777posted 5 years ago

    I'm a fat guy myself, but this is just ridiculous.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    It is frivolous and will more than likely be thrown out by the courts...cool

  5. MissJamieD profile image75
    MissJamieDposted 5 years ago

    Are you serious? I'm sorry, I have absolutely nothing against larger framed people in fact I know and love several people who are overweight but this is totally ridiculous!! That would be like me suing every clothing company in America for making clothes smaller than my size! This man should either lose the weight or stay home! It's his fault that he's too big, not White Castle's!

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is there a real difference here between this and the airline passenger that takes their own seat plus a good deal of the ones on each side?

      Either way someone else (White Castle or other passengers) are expected to pay the price for their over eating.

    2. AEvans profile image68
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. smile

    3. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Along that same line of thought, I am contemplating suing my closet because it is shrinking my clothes so they no longer fit me! lol

      1. MissJamieD profile image75
        MissJamieDposted 5 years ago in reply to this

  6. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    This is just ridiculous - and I'm a big person. Maybe he should restrict his consumption of burgers! lol

  7. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    Who let this guy out?

  8. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Hello?
    Why can't he just get his sliders to go, like normal White Castle customers?
    roll

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lollollol

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He can't carry burger, fries and drink while eating.  Nor can he fit into his car to sit down and use the cup holder.

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    http://zoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/whitecastle.jpg

    You people are jumping to conclusions.  It's obviously not the White Castles making him fat.

  10. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    I'm suing my wife for having a small vagina that doesn't accommodate my um.....
    disability.  Tri-pods have rights too.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not to mention your "sack of sliders" eh?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm suing Jim Beam for not putting drunk-proof caps on their bourbon bottles.

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Most guys wouldn't complain about that!!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah but the publicity would be great.  It might jump start my film career.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image91
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The Colts helmet threw me, but now I recognize you, Ron!
          Aren't you the guy who stars in that TV show "Hung"??? lol

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's not a helmet, it's a prescription condom.

      2. Disturbia profile image60
        Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my!  wink

  11. profile image0
    Holmes221bposted 5 years ago

    Well, if he has been eating burgers for fifty years, of course he can't fit into the booths.  Maybe a salad every now and again might have prevented his problem.

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If he's been eating burgers for fifty years he's got more problems then just not fitting into the booths.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        White Castle burgers have onions on them.
        Onions are known antioxidants! lol

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Plus they have 5 holes, so they _______________________
                                           (insert punchline here)

  12. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    It occurs to me that if WC made their booths to fit this guy no one else could reach the table.  We'd dribble our fries and burgers all over the floor!

    Of course, the obvious solution is to custom fit one booth in every joint for him.  Makes good sense!

 
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