Man sues White Castle over size of seating

A Suffern man is suing White Castle claiming the burger chain's booths are too small.

Martin Kessman says the booths at White Castle on Route 59 in Nanuet are too small for him to squeeze into. Kessman says he's 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds.

Kessman has filed a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act and is suing for not only the bigger chairs but also unspecified damages.

He claims he first complained about the stationary booths in 2009. He adds that at that time, White Castle pledged to him to expand the seats so that everyone could sit comfortably. Two years later, he says the size of the booths still haven't changed.

White Castle says they gave Kessman a list of locations with different seating options and insist customers are their "#1 priority." However, the chain did not say when the new seats at the Nanuet location will be installed.

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