Black Franchisees sue McDonald’s

Black Franchisees sue McDonald’s
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More than 50 Black former McDonald’s-franchise owners have sued the chain for racial discrimination, claiming that the company pushed them toward locations in low-income areas. The outlets, with higher security and insurance costs, also reaped $700,000 less in annual revenue than the average franchisee during the past decade — a factor contributing to the number of Black owners falling by more than half since 1998, according to the suit. The company, which faces at least two other racial bias suits from employees, said it only recommended locations to the former owners.



Leona Zoey

Leona Zoey

Leona Zoey writes about the Law, Innovation and Technology.