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More than 50 former Black-owned McDonald's franchisees sue the company

bizjournals 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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The lawsuit states the fast-food giant steered black franchisees toward less profitable locations while withholding the support it supplied white-owned franchises.

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