At El Triple the sole inhabitant keeps strictly to a rigorous dietary regime of feeding.
Consisting of minimum amounts that are low in calories and high in vitamins and proteins.
With this specific awareness of food and health and consequent feeding habit, it is fascinating to learn how other people handle the necessity to eat.
To respond to the necessity to eat, in towns, there are restaurants.
Today we focus on one in particular.
A chain of restaurants in the USA called “Denny’s”.
It is America's largest family-style restaurant chain in terms of market share and number of units.
The Denny's brand consists of 1,545 restaurants, 521 of which are company-owned and operated and 1,024 of which are franchised/licensed restaurants.
A hungry person can buy a dinner at Denny’s for $ 9,99 (7,20 Euro).
It consists of three courses: an appetizer, a main dish and a dessert.
This is an unbelievable low price for a dinner in a restaurant and we may wonder how they can make any profit.
But they do!
In the second quarter of 2007, Denny’s profit was $ 11.5 million.
However, part of Denny’s profit probably will go now to the Green family from St. Louis.
The Green family, 15 members of them, decided in November 2003, to all go and have a bite in the local Denny’s restaurant.
Quite a party to invade a restaurant.
They probably had not enough just having one booth.
Probably the staff of the restaurant even had to re-arrange some tables to comfort the big party.
It is not known yet how the Green family entered the restaurant.
Were they polite and respectful?
Or were they loud and cheering?
Whatever the situation was, the 15-member family was served by one waiter, so the story goes.
Quite a job.
Serving everyone a glass of cool water.
Taking the orders.
But according to the Green family, the waiter ignored them.
While he did attend other patrons of the restaurant.
Obviously there was interaction between the waiter and the 15-member family.
What the Green’s said to the waiter is not known.
But they claim the waiter used racial slurs.
The Green family is African American.
They say themselves: “We are a black family”.
What did the family do after this experience?
They went to a lawyer who sued Denny’s.
And after 4 years there is a verdict.
Each member of the Green family gets $5,000 in compensatory damages and $35,000 in punitive damages.
$ 600.000 goes into the pockets of the Green family.
"It's not really about the money,” says family member Charles Tart Sr.
“We don't want another black family or our children to have to go through what we went through".
Denny’s has fired the waiter and is considering now appealing the verdict.