Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers

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2012/09/30 11:01:26 (permalink)

Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers

I stumbled across a news articles on the web this morning.  Roadfood reviewed Ford's Real Hamburgers in Sacramento is going out of business.  Not the usual "its the bad economy" report, Ford's was not in compliance with ADA and could not afford to make the required changes.  Read/watch the story here.
 
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    Mable01
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/10 01:02:14 (permalink)
    Well I couldn't access the news on time. I wish if I could get some more info about this here.
     

     
     
    post edited by Mable01 - 2012/10/18 05:32:04
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/12 13:37:37 (permalink)
    ADA, as in the Americans with Disabilities Act?  Chalk that one up to BIG GOVERNMENT!!!
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/12 15:24:31 (permalink)
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    ADA, as in the Americans with Disabilities Act?  Chalk that one up to BIG GOVERNMENT!!!

    I'm sure those with disabilities such as being wheelchair bound will agree with your political claptrap. NOT.
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/12 23:56:01 (permalink)
    Kevin,
     
    Too bad the link went bad because the article quoted a disabled man who was disappointed by the closing of the hamburger stand.  He never had a problem dining there and did not need restroom access - it was a burger stand after all. 
     
    The suit was brought by an attorney who has made a career litigating ADA claims.  The article did not mention the attorney being a patron of the burger stand.
     
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/13 00:25:37 (permalink)
    Since my Granddaughter is in a wheel chair for the last 3+ years, I've become more sensitive to the issue. The least the Feds could do is to help the owners of small businesses with no interest/low interest loans with liberal, (Hate that word) payback terms to get compliant. Hell's Bell's, They give millions away for much lesser causes!!! 
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    Re:Another one bites the dust - Ford's Real Hamburgers 2012/10/16 09:26:39 (permalink)
    I read this article http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/01/4868919/longtime-land-park-restaurant.html and the handicap issue was described as 'the last straw", that they were hanging on by a thread anyway.  Further, the owner did not respond to the quadriplegic attorney's inquiry about ADA facilities so he filed suit.  The business closed up, the case didn't go to court and there was no mention of whether the municipalilty or the Federal Dept. of Justice had ordered the restaurant to bring the restaurant up to code. 
     
    Where I work, the (nationally adopted) building code does not require ADA upgrades to existing buildings unless there are other improvements being made to the building.  Don't know what they do in California (I know it's a different universe) but if it were that easy, there would be millions of businesses nationwide that would have to pony up billions just because a private citizen walked through the door and filed suit.
     
    Reading a little more, this is a larger issue with lawyers filing lawsuits against businesses for ADA compliance.  One article said that in most cases there resulted no handicap improvements, only out of court settlements with money given to the attorneys by the targeted businesses to make the lawsuit go away.  There was at least one case where the business made the improvements due to a lawsuit then they were sued again by someone else.
    post edited by RC51Mike - 2012/10/16 09:41:48
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