ADA Violation or Just Bad Business? Honey, I Shrunk the Menu!

When a chain restaurant introduced a new menu with teeny-tiny print, customers were not happy. But was it illegal?

Older woman tries to hand her eyeglasses to an older man who's squinting at a restaurant menu.
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My paralegal, Anne, buzzed me. “You have two readers on the phone who work at a pizza restaurant and found you after reading your article about the near-mutiny at the seafood restaurant where customers considered themselves victims of a bait and switch. They said their issue is similar to the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”

Put them through.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."