More than 50 former Black-owned McDonald's franchisees sue the company
Tuesday, 1 September 2020 McDonald's Corp. is being sued by 52 former Black franchisees who allege the company denied them the same opportunities afforded White-owned franchisees. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that the Chicago-based hamburger giant (NYSE: MCD) engaged in "blatant and implicit racial discrimination," according to the ex-franchisees' lawyer. The suit points out that in 1998, there were 388 Black-owned McDonald's franchises in the U.S., which…
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McDonald's Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up..