Chipotle deprived disabled of food viewalexander lee | Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
Chipotle’s experience lets its patrons see the food being prepared. Chipotle Mexican Grill was sued for its counters being too high. The final decision of the lawsuit is below in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal appeals court said the law entitles wheelchair users at a restaurant to the same view as everyone else of the food that awaits them – in this case, burritos, tacos and the rest of the fare at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
The 45-inch-high wall between the customer line and the food preparation counter at two Chipotle restaurants in San Diego County, which blocked the view of patrons in wheelchairs, violated the 1990 federal law that requires equal treatment of the disabled, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Monday.
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