Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Today in Chain-Restaurant Litigation: Chipotle Loses, Taco Bell "Wins"
By Ian Froeb
on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Today is one of those days.
The barrier "subjects disabled customers to a disadvantage that non-disabled customers do not suffer," the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July in a case from San Diego County.
Chipotle's argument struck Gut Check as especially patronizing:
Chipotle said it met wheelchair users' needs by bringing them spoonfuls of their preferred dish for inspection before ordering.
Did the Chipotle employees make airplane propeller noises as they brought the spoonfuls of food toward the customers' faces?
Taco Bell claims vindication; the firm behind the suit claims it was withdrawn because Taco Bell bowed to pressure and changed how it labels its beef, which we now know to be 88% actual beef and 12%
murdered hobo other.
Some days it feels like every major national restaurant chain is involved in litigation.