Former franchisees accuse McDonald’s of racism

More than 50 former McDonald’s branch owners are accusing the fast food giant of denying them rights because of their skin color. The company denies the allegations.

More than 50 African American ex-franchisees accuse fast food company McDonald’s of racism. They are now filing lawsuits for “systematic discrimination” in federal court in Chicago based on their skin color. The complaint reads, “McDonald’s has willfully and covertly denied plaintiffs the rights of white franchisees.”

According to the lawsuit, McDonald’s intentionally forced black franchisees to open branches in poor areas with lower sales and higher insurance and security costs.

The fast food giant “categorically” rejected the allegation. “These allegations are totally contradictory to everything we stand for,” the company said on Tuesday.

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