Fattie sues White Castle because seats are too small
A 290-pound diner claims the White Castle chain has violated the civil rights of its more sizable clientele by not following through on promises to make its tight booths bigger to accommodate their bellies.
Martin Kessman, a 64-year-old New Yorker, filed a complaint after he could barely squeeze into the fast-food restaurants booths and bumped his knees on the table's metal supports, the New York Post reported.
Though White Castle said they would make the booths bigger, there's been no change. The seating's still too small for Kessman, who now sends his wife to get his sliders... to go, the Post said.
"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," Kessman said. "So two and a half years went by, and nothing was done."
The Rockland County man says the chain's uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is "applicable, not only to me, but to pregnant women and to handicapped people," he said.
"I just want to sit down like a normal person," said Kessman, who is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages.
Kessman could have approached a store manager and asked for a regular chair, said White Castle spokeswoman Jamie Richardson, who had no timetable for the expected renovation of the Nanuet store.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/29/2012|
Their burgers are kinda small too.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/12/2011|
[quote]"I just want to sit down like a normal person," said Kessman, who is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages. But you are obese and not a normal person.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/12/2011|
r2 Yup! Case closed... I'm sick of those fat fuckers who eat themselves into obesity then say that they have a 'disability' or demand a seat on public transport.. It's because gluttony has made them fat and being and greedy fat fucker is their own fault. You don't get anorexics saying they have a disability.. I do empathise with those people who have genuine medical and health problems with have resulted in weight gain. YOu are not the people I am referring to in my rant. Just those with no self control and poor dietary habits.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/12/2011|
Somehow I expected more...
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/12/2011|
I wish he would have sued an airline. More people would benefit. Talk about tiny seats. "Normal" weight people don't fit in them. God forbid you're over 6 feet tall.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/12/2011|
Impossible! How many times do we have to repeat: THERE ARE NO FAT NEW YORKERS!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/12/2011|
He must be from one of the outer boroughs, R8, most likely Queens or SI. Everyone on the isle of Manhattan is positively svelte and trim.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/12/2011|
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance only has 12 members. I'd have thought they'd be in the thousand at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/12/2011|
He is being deprived of his God-given right to eat White Castle's products!!
We will not stand for this! (Standing is bad for our knees.)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/12/2011|
blahblahblah%0D %0D Did anyone else read the part about how White Castle already said they were going to fix it but haven't? Let's have a little denunciation of the lyig bastards of corporate America, too. Fatties are just too easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/12/2011|
Let's stand up for the procrastinators!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/12/2011|
%0D But New Yorkers only eat at Le Cirque and Babbo. This article must be some flyover attempt at humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/12/2011|
"Kessman, who now sends his wife to get his sliders... to go, the Post said."%0D %0D %0D So keep getting them to go and STFU. Why do you expect special treatment cause you're a fat pig?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/12/2011|
R12, White Castle is a family-owned and run business that hardly fits your idiot's-delight notion of Big Bad Corporate America. The firm was one of -if the THE - first fast food company that consciously instilled pride and a sense of give-back with employees, and offered better benefits packages than other shit-hole greasy spoons. Many employees spend years there, because working conditions are better than average.
As for the negligence to fulfill commitments, maybe you should slide your own big fat cunt down to the data and report back to us on how long this fat ass has been waiting for the company to retrofit its restaurants to accommodate his enormous girth. It doesn't happen overnight, and White Castles are notorious for being very limited in space.
If fatties are easy, so is your reflexive blah blah blah based on gas from a fat ass's press release, you idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/12/2011|
[quote]National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance only has 12 members. I'd have thought they'd be in the thousand at least.%0D %0D It only looks that way at the meetings.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/12/2011|
The immediate answer is obvious: the obese fat slobs can order "Carry out" and eat them in the wide open spaces, e.g., in their car.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/12/2011|
He's from New York State not New York City.
If he wins I wonder what maximum girth accommodation will be mandated. Will White Castle have to build booths that can fit a 500-pounder who is two and a half feet wide when seated? If so, how will slimmer customers be able to reach their food when there is a yard of space between the tabletop and the back of the booth?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/12/2011|
I think White Castle should build an adult size baby high chair for eating. Something out of reinforced steel that can support the human tonnage. The obese person sits in the high chair, and then a tray can be slid into place at whatever degree of space is required. %0D %0D Since Freudian analysis would say that most voluntary obese people have stopped maturing at an oral stage (like babies that put everything in their mouth), then this would have great symbollic justice also.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/12/2011|
[R10] They all died of congestive heart failure.
In all seriousness - I don't think this is at all a valid case. I think having seating for different sized people on, say, a bus or plane is not an insane idea.
But harrassing a private business over this sort of thing, especially when the food is the drug that feeds their addiction, is ridiculous.
And anyway, most fast food restaurants HAVE areas where the chairs are adjustable to adhere to ADA guidelines. Why isn't he parking his fat ass in one of those?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/12/2011|
You really thought I was serious, r16? Talk about your easy target.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/12/2011|
[quote]Why isn't he parking his fat ass in one of those?
Because I can't sue them over a chair!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/12/2011|
I thought the obese rode around on those scooters, in which case he would always be sitting on the correct size seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/12/2011|
Nice try backpedaling.
And, yes. We have it on good authority your ass makes you an easy target.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/12/2011|
You'd think this would be an incentive for him to stop overeating. But no, now he gets his food to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/12/2011|
Why do fatties think they can sue someone because they have no self control. Have your pie-hole wired shut, why don't ya??? Jeez...
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/12/2011|
You%E2%80%99d think fast food outlets would be extremely interested in pleasing in customers who buy $50 worth of sliders for lunch every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/12/2011|
The tubba should just go to Walgreen's.
They have Castille Blanc frozen burgers in the food section, and the Walgreen's aisles are wide enough for his gigundous hideousness.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/12/2011|
R20, that is rather a brilliant idea. Stand alone chairs made for the obese that can be pulled into proximity to the dining party that can fit in a standard booth. I suggest that they have wheels that lock.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/12/2011|
Mozzerella Sticks at White Castle rules!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/12/2011|
This is a case in which the free market should take care of the problem. I'm not sure why White Castle would NOT want to make its eating area big enough for these kinds of fatties to be comfortable. It's like a No Smoking sign in a cigar store.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/12/2011|
[quote]But you are obese and not a normal person.%0D %0D In America, obese IS now the normal, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/12/2011|
[quote] THERE ARE NO FAT NEW YORKERS!!!%0D %0D [quote] But New Yorkers only eat at Le Cirque and Babbo. This article must be some flyover attempt at humor.%0D %0D %0D %0D Excuse us, flyover queens, but it clearly states "Nanuet mall" in the article. He is from NY state, not NY city. Nanuet is upstate in Rockland County.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/13/2011|
My friend's sister is skinny. She happens to have one of those metabolisms where she can drink like a fish and eat at a restaurant 3 times a week and not gain an ounce.%0D %0D All of her life, she has dated and married slim men. The last time she was at my house, she declared that fat people should be killed. %0D %0D Well, she's 60 years old now and, after her last divorce, her dating pool is considerably smaller than before. Surprise, surprise, she is now dating a fat guy. He has a huge stomach and on his facebook page he is sitting at a table with stacks and stacks of empty White Castle hamburger boxe.s in front of him. %0D %0D She's dating him because he has money and she hasn't a pot to piss in. She hopes to marry his fat ass. Maybe he'll sue White Castle and get more money.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/13/2011|
OMG, he's 64. He's clearly eating himself to death. This is his way of leaving a little something for the family, I suspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/13/2011|
I wanted to go to White Castles on Christmas Day and it was a closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/27/2012|
The Democrats fixed it so everyone with any problem how little, can impose their will on the masses. Why do you think public transportation has skyrocketed. So the three people in wheelchairs can take any bus in the city they want.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/27/2012|
Back in the old days, fatties just sat at tables. I used to work at Ponderosa in the 80's, similar to Golden Corral or Home Country Buffet.
Anyway I was working the breakfast shift and in walk these two fatties. Hubby & wife, drop their trays off at a booth, and head right away to the buffet. They load up their plate sky high, and head back to the table. Hubby sits down, his belly is so big he has to push the table away from him. Wife tries to squeeze in and she can't. The whole staff is howling. Well they end up moving to a table, where both can stretch out.
One of those memories I'll never forget.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/27/2012|
White Castle's new seating for larger patrons.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/27/2012|
I hate obese people. So much
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/27/2012|
And we hate you, r46. We know you'll never be as pretty as you think you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/27/2012|
I like obese people. They don't give a fuck what the world thinks of them.
They're all like, "I'm fat and no one likes fatties, but I'll keep eating all the same."
That's truly is giving the world the middle finger.
You gotta admire that.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/27/2012|
Wide Asshole, as they are known in the Midwest, should cut the cheapskate routine and provide sofas for their diners. What in the hell happened to innovation in this rush to the bottom line culture?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/27/2012|
R43, what can I say? You have absolutely no fucking idea what you are talking about. Americans With Disabilities legislation was championed by Bob Dole. A republican.
And you R30, you never miss a chance to spread your poison around. Christ, it must be awful being you.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/27/2012|
You'd expect seating for fats to be standard at such an establishment.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/27/2012|
42, the family who own White Castle are Christians who feel it's imporant for their employees to have time off to celebrate the reason for the season.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/27/2012|
They should make seats at one table big enough for fat people. Then, it should have a sign reading: "Seating restricted to obese people."
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/27/2012|
White Castle is yum, yum good eats.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/28/2012|
OP, sometime back they invented a letter called "Y". Nowadays it is one fatty, and two or more fatties.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/28/2012|
Who died and put you in charge of spelling?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/28/2012|
It was the "Oh, Dear" poster who put me in charge of it just this one time.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/28/2012|
I LOVE FAT JOKES!
Ok, Ok, I'll start you off and you finish the joke:
"He was so fat that......"
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/28/2012|
I have a fatty for a building manager and he came up to my apartment to help me with a drainage problem in my bathroom and he came about 15 minutes earlier than he was supposed ta and I had just used the toilet and anyway, I tried to keep him out of my bathroom for as long as I could but he just wanted to look at the sink right away, and my bathroom smelled a little bit (I'll be honest) and he just STOOD there like taking it all in. And then, even after he checked out my sink issues, he took a phone call in the bathroom, after I had taken a 3 alarm dump just moments before. It was like he was intoxicated by it. GROSS
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/28/2012|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/28/2012|
Wy doesn't this customer just blow his brains out?
I mean if he is trying to kill himself, he might as well make it quick and painless.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/28/2012|
Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
Seems simple to me - too fat to fit in a seat? Lose weight. For fucks sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/28/2012|
The ADA happened. That requires businesses make accommodation for people with disabilities. If you want to be bigoted don't do it here, you racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/28/2012|
[quote]The ADA happened. That requires businesses make accommodation for people with disabilities. If you want to be bigoted don't do it here, you racist.
Are you serious R66???
Please explain how I am being racist and a bigot thank you very much.
The man is claiming that someone else should change their surroundings because he is so morbidly obese he can't fit into the resturant seating. Where is his personal responsibility?
Logically - if someone is too fat to fit in a seat (whether it be a normal sized dining seat in a restaurant or an airplane seat that normally sized people fit into) and they are massively obese, then they need to lose weight.
I didn't realise being uncontrollably and uncaringly obese was a disability. That sounds like a great excuse to get even fatter and then blame someone else for being so morbidly obese.
It's [bold]always[/bold] someone else's fault after all...
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/28/2012|
[quote]Please explain how I am being racist and a bigot thank you very much
Because you don't like fat people. Replace the word fat with black and everyone would undoubtedly call you a racist. THAT IS WHY
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/29/2012|
[quote]Please explain how I am being racist and a bigot thank you very much.
You just don't get it, do you? By virtue of the fact that the guy is a human being he has the same rights as you. It doesn't matter whether he's fat, thin, black, white, gay, straight, etc. White Castle doesn't get to turn him away by designing their restaurants so they can discriminate based on the dimensions, or the color, or the orientation of their preferred model customer.
Stop being such a bigot.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/29/2012|
[quote]Because you don't like fat people. Replace the word fat with black and everyone would undoubtedly call you a racist. THAT IS WHY
"fat" isn't a race.
[quote]White Castle doesn't get to turn him away by designing their restaurants so they can discriminate based on the dimensions, or the color, or the orientation of their preferred model customer.
Nowhere does it say they turned him away.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/29/2012|
Glad to hear Ann Romney isn't sitting at home pouting.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/29/2012|
Ask President Welfare Obama. He did away with it. The food stamp president.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/29/2012|