A man in Oregon did not get it his way right away at Burger King.
Instead of just enjoying lunch at the home of the Whopper as planned, he spent more than an hour stuck in the bathroom. Not because he was sick, but because the door just wouldn’t open.
To make up for the incident, the restaurant offered to spring for lunch for the rest of the man’s life. They reportedly flipped on that offer faster than they flip burgers.
The lawsuit may sound funny but the experience stuck with Michael Fuller’s client.
“He went to the restroom washed his hands and when he went to pull the door it wouldn’t open.”
On December 15th, Curtis Brooner says he went to Burger King and Fuller says he got trapped in the bathroom for over an hour.
“They gave him a fly swatter to jimmy the door open which actually cut his hand.”
Court documents claim employees on the other side laughed at Brooner. Finally, a locksmith was able to get him free.
“It wasn’t a pleasant experience for him and he spent an hour in the restaurant after just gaining his composure.”
During his time in the restaurant Brooner claims he was presented with an offer.
“To make things right Burger King offered him free food for the rest of his life should he come into the restaurant.”
For a few weeks, they say Burger King honored the deal. Until Fuller says a regional manager ended the offer.
“It’s a principal, the jury is going to enjoy it. There are funny elements of the case but there is nothing funny about being locked in a dank bathroom for an hour.”
On Tuesday, they filed a lawsuit for the cost of the burgers.
“We estimated his life would last 72 years which is about five years less than average based on his frequent consumption of cheeseburgers.”
Fuller along with his client determined that works out one burger a week at $7.89 over 22 years, or the rest of his life, equaling a little more than $9,000.16.
“I think we will reach a fair settlement, my client was presented with an offer, he accepted it and a deal was a deal.”
CNN affiliate KATU asked burger king and the franchise owner for a comment on the lawsuit but did not get a response.