In New Lawsuit, 52 Black McDonald’s Franchise Owners Say They Were Set Up To Fail
Remember the old days, when hearing “you know, that famous McDonald’s lawsuit” made you think of hot coffee? That might soon change. Last night, 52 Black plaintiffs (yes, 52) who formerly owned McDonald’s franchises filed a federal lawsuit in Illinois accusing the company of pushing them to take ownership of stores in lower-income neighborhoods with high operation costs that were “destined to fail.” It alleges that this racist practice led to the plaintiffs’ annual sales being more than $700,000 below what the average annual sales are for all franchisees, and that many were forced out of the company “after decades of sweat and tears dedicated to the franchise.”

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