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Food Truck Under Fire After Labeling Disabled Florida Couple ‘Chair’ on Receipt

A disabled couple was called ‘chair’ by a popular food truck

Miami food truck owner Aly Legra identifies customers on receipts by what they are wearing, what car they drive up in, etc. One label, however, has offended a disabled Florida couple: “Chair.”

Lorinda Garcia, who has spinal muscular atrophy, tells CBS Miami, “This is the type of stuff we deal with all the time. At the same time, it’s upsetting. Why do they define us as just a chair instead of a person?”

Her husband, Israel Diaz, adds, “I’m not one to really get offended. Our order was fine and our food was delicious but I think it’s a good opportunity to educate people that someone in a chair isn’t just a chair. There is more to that person than the chair.”

The couple claims the truck was taking names for orders, and that they weren’t asked for their name when they ordered their food. Garcia says, “I was just surprised at the ignorance. That’s how you define us? Chair.”

Legra claims that customers are identified by things other than their names, such as clothing. She says, “If they took offense, I apologize. It was not meant in that manner. If that’s the case, I make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

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