U.S. federal judge dismisses Black franchisees’ bias lawsuit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp has temporarily beat back a lawsuit by 52 Black former franchise owners who claim the fast-food giant set them up for failure by steering them towards crime-ridden, low-income neighborhoods. A federal judge in Chicago dismissed the 2020 lawsuit in a written order last week, but gave the plaintiffs until October 21 to file… Read More U.S. federal judge dismisses Black franchisees’ bias lawsuit against McDonald’s

Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Black franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores. The proposed class action led by James and Darrell Byrd, brothers with four McDonald’s restaurants in Tennessee, was filed by the law firm representing 52 Black… Read More Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s requests dismissal of discrimination lawsuit by Black franchisees

McDonald’s Corp on Friday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit by dozens of Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for selling them underperforming stores, saying it did not want them to fail and never promised success. In a filing in the federal court in Chicago, McDonald’s said… Read More McDonald’s requests dismissal of discrimination lawsuit by Black franchisees

Dozens of Black franchisees file lawsuit against McDonald’s over discrimination

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 for failure. In a complaint seeking up to $1 billion of damages, the plaintiffs said McDonald’s has not offered profitable restaurant locations and growth opportunities… Read More Dozens of Black franchisees file lawsuit against McDonald’s over discrimination