As a chubster myself, some restaurants’ booths are uncomfortably tight and regrettably non-adjustable. I haven’t failed to fit into one… yet… but my solution is to go through the drive-thru, or, better, to patronize an eatery with larger booths. Their loss is another restaurant’s gain.
I’ve found that in particular, steakhouses, Italian restaurants, and sit-down tex-mex restaurants seem to have significantly larger booths than fast food places. 'Cause EVERYTHING’S bigger in Texas (and Italy), right?
As I recall some airlines are requiring passengers to buy a second seat if they don’t fit in a single seat, but I haven’t flown recently, so I can’t verify that . I’m fat myself, but I don’t necessarily disagree with them, but I tend to just look for a better deal rather than a lawsuit. It isn’t like I fly at all if I can avoid it. I just get an aisle seat whenever possible.
The linked article lists his weight at 290 pounds, which isn’t that big in American obesity terms. It also notes that his issue is that he repeatedly knocked his knee on metal supports under the table. I’m not sure what that has to do with his weight, to be honest, so I’m not sure I understand exactly what the deal is.
It’s White Castle. Comfortable accommodations is not what they sell.
The formal term at Southwest, the archetype of that policy, is “a customer of size”. And yes they do, ostensibly, when it actually leads you to inutilize the next seat – you can ask for a refund if the plane was not sold out (i.e. if you didn’t bump anyone)
Problem is that having the seating farther from the table is uncomfortable for other patrons. I hate when booths are set up like that and you have to practically perch on the edge of your seat in order to eat, and I’m hardly a waif myself.
I suppose White Castle could have some small booths and some large booths. Maybe special ‘customer of size’ booths with some kind of symbol on them to distinguish them from the regular booths. I’m sure that would work out.
I get that it sucks to be uncomfortable, but I agree that it is nothing to sue over.
The typical solution as mentioned earlier in the thread is tables with chairs. And even with booths, having the table somewhat adjustable is also a solution. Often only a couple of inches is enough to make room. Of course, there’s always going to be someone that won’t fit, but you can accommodate more of the bell curve, especially one skewing heavy.
i’m not a stick figure but this whole thing about fat people suing over the fact that the rest of the planet may not accomodate their fat ass is ridiculous.
if you’re too fat to fit in the booth…perhaps you should consider losing weight.
if you’re too fat to fit into one seat on a plane…perhaps you should consider losing weight.
being fat and suing bc you’re uncomfortable due to your fatness is stupid. it was your choice to be a lardass and it’s your choice to stay that way or do something healthy to remedy the issue.
wait…then they’d sue bc they’re being segregated and singled out. and you’d have to make sure the person of size in your picture doesn’t resemble ANY particular ethnicity bc they’d sue for that as well.