The Legal File
This is really tremendous.
A 290-pound New York man is suing fast food chain White Castle because he is unable to fit into the restaurant’s booths.
I like that one of the responses from White Castle was coupons for free hamburgers, making him, I assume, even less able to fit into their booths. On the other hand, it is remarkable that White Castle is agreeing to expand the size of their booths.
It is not quite as remarkable if you think of this as less a concession to this guy’s legal action and more a recognition that he is probably a morbidly obese canary in the coalmine. A sign that White Castle is, quite literally, squeezing its core constituency and they are going to have to make changes if they don’t want to drive their customers, slowly, away.
Hat tip to Alex who alerted me to this.