Anorak News | Fat Man Sues White Castle For Having Too Small Chairs

Fat Man Sues White Castle For Having Too Small Chairs

by | 12th, September 2011

MARTIN Kessman has a problem. He loves eating at White Castle burger bars – but finds it hard to get a seat. Kessman weight 290 pounds.  Says he:

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

Kessman’s story is taken up by the New York Post, which illustrates his gripe with a photo of him shoehorned at a  table.

Anorak cannot help but imagine slim Kessman walking into the eatery and then after a huge murder burger finding himself stuck fast.

The Post’s story is better:

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. “As I looked around the restaurant, I saw that there were no tables and chairs that could accommodate a person that merely wanted to sit down and eat his meal,” Kessman wrote. He claims he has no problem finding a place at other fast-food places, and fits easily into airline seats.

Kessman wants an upgrade. White Castle replied to his letters:

“In each letter was a coupon for three free hamburgers – but the cheese was extra!”

Kessman, being American, files a lawsuit. He says – get this – the booths “violate the civil rights of fat people”. He is demanding bigger chairs and damages.

We humbly suggests he meets the chain halfway – and walks there…

Posted: 12th, September 2011 | In: The Consumer Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink