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    Martin Kessman: White Castle violating civil rights of the fat people...

    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.



    I'll gladly sue you Tuesday for a free hamburger today. 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.

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    A bigger seat -- it’s what he craves.

    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.

    “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.

    Kessman claims he has no problem finding a place to take a load off at other fast-food places, and fits easily into airline seats.

    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.

    But somehow, the humiliation didn’t dampen Kessman’s appetite for sliders at a discount.

    “My wife went and picked up the burgers ... because I did not want to set foot into the store,” he said. “Any subsequent trips to the store have been made by my wife -- I have been like an outcast.”

    White Castle also pledged to expand its seats, Kessman claimed.

    “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.
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    I'm with him on fast food places being kinda stupid with the chairs being screwed into the ground. Much better that the chairs (or tables in the case of a booth) being able to move.

    But a lawsuit? Really? Eat somewhere else if you're not comfortable at this place.

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    Kinda ironic that if he didn't frequent White Castle, he could probably fit in the booths......

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    Maybe the fat ass should lose some fucking weight?

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    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.
    Guy: "I'm too fat to fit."
    Store: "Sorry sir. Here's another hamburger."
    Guy: "Well, okay..."
    Store: ::giggle::

    “Cheese was extra,” complained Kessman in the lawsuit filed in federal court.
    Now we get to the bottom of this whole thing.


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    I'd like to know what constitutes a No. 2 combo meal.....never been to a White Castle...but I have had the frozen ones and they're yummy...I'd like to try them fresh someday....
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    Eat a fuckin' carrot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Maybe the fat ass should lose some fucking weight?

    Just a thought.
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    don't White Castles have drive thrus?

    Dude could roll up there in his 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and eat burgers til he had to let his belt out and still have room to pick up a stripper for a driver's seat lap dance



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