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Fat Guy Sues White Castle Burger Over Small Booths

Love White Castle burgers but hate their too-teeny-tiny booths? What's a steamed steamed-burger fan to do? (See what I did there?)

Here's what one self-described "not humongous but a big guy" White Castle fan did: he sued 'em under the Americans with Disabilities Act!

A devoted, 290-pound White Castle fan is steaming mad at the fast-food chain, which he says repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.

All stockbroker Martin Kessman wants is a place at the table. But when the 64-year-old walked into the White Castle in Nanuet back in April 2009 for his usual No. 2 combo meal, he got an unpleasant surprise.

“They’re stationary booths,” he told The Post. “I’m not humongous, [but] I’m a big guy. I could not wedge myself in.”

Mortified and in pain from smacking his knee into one of the table’s metal supports, Kessman limped out of the restaurant, and later penned a complaint to corporate headquarters.

And how did White Castle respond?

White Castle replied with three “very condescending letters” -- and an offer that added insult to injury.

“In each letter was a coupon for three free hamburgers -- but the cheese was extra!” according to a lawsuit Kessman filed last week in Manhattan federal court.

Cheese was extra? That alone is worth a lawsuit! Link (yes, with photo of the guy)

(Photo above: Ben Britten/Wikipedia)


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Oh, dear. Sorry, but no. As a former fatty myself, I sympathize with this guy, but he is most certainly not "disabled": he is overweight and needs fewer trips to WC, not bigger seats. Shame on him for trying to capitalize on laws designed to help truly disabled people just because he cannot control his appetite.
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You should try being extra tall. I'm 6'9" and I don't fit into the tiny spaces between seats in theatres, cinemas, buses, trains or aeroplanes - with the latter I have to pay extra for the seats with extra leg room (near the exits). I just end up trying to avoid such places. I'm certain I would have the same problem as the man in the article - when there are fixed seats I simply can't get into them.

Officially (medically, though perhaps not legally) I'm classed as a 'giant' (which is awesome!) so perhaps that's a disability and I can sue?!
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