The civil rights of the rotund are being violated daily at a White Castle restaurant in upstate New York, says a stockbroker who’s well-fed up with not being able to squeeze his 290-pound frame into the svelte-sized tables.
Martin Kessman, 64, is suing the fast-food chain for chairs that can be moved a belly-distance from the tables and unspecified damages.
“I just want to sit down like a normal person,” Kessman said in a New York Post article.
Kessman says he’s complained about the lack of proper seating for creatures of his girth for more than two years, but all he’s gotten for his trouble is coupons for free hamburgers.
“Cheese was extra,” complained Kessman in the lawsuit filed in federal court.
Kessman, a fan of the No. 2 combo, says he’s suffered physical and emotional pain from his ordeal. His knee was injured from repeatedly slamming it into the unyielding steel table supports at the eatery. And the lack of proper seating has made him feel “like an outcast.”
Instead of filing a lawsuit, Kessman could have approached a store manager and asked for a regular chair, said White Castle spokeswoman Jamie Richardson, according to the New York Post.