A 290lb stockbroker is suing White Castle because he says he can’t fit it any of their booths. He says the chain promised to make the booths bigger and even showed him schematics of the new designs, but never made the changes.
“They’re stationary booths,” he told The New York Post. “I’m not humongous, [but] I’m a big guy. I could not wedge myself in.” The man said he hit his knee on the metal post underneath the table when he tried to sit down.
Each of the three times in the past he filed complaints, White Castle offered him a free hamburger. However, cheese was extra.
The man said he was sent drawings of new, larger booths the chain said they were going to put in, but two and half years after he complained, they had still failed to do so.
The man says that the failure to accommodate his needs violate the civil rights of overweight people. He says that the Americans with Disabilities Act is “applicable, not only to me, but to pregnant women and handicapped people.” The man says he has no problems sitting down at other restaurants or onboard aircraft.
A White Castle spokesman said the man could have asked a store manager for a regular chair.
The lawsuit seeks damages and larger chairs.
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