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Black franchisees at McDonald's file new discrimination lawsuit
Reuters ^ | 10-29-20 | Jonathan Stempel

Posted on 10/30/2020 6:05:57 AM PDT by dynachrome

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 former franchisees who filed a similar lawsuit on Aug. 31.

McDonald’s was accused of placing Black franchisees in undesirable inner-city locations with high security and insurance costs and below-average sales, and driving many away by failing to support them as debts rise and profits fall short.

Jim Ferraro, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, estimated that McDonald’s has 186 Black franchisees in the United States, down from a peak of 377 in 1998, who own “700-plus” stores.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Chicago, where McDonald’s is headquartered, seeks damages of $4 million to $5 million per store, potentially totaling more than $3 billion.

In a statement, McDonald’s USA said it has an “obvious interest” in the franchisees’ success, and invested significantly in the Byrds’ franchises after they encountered difficulties. McDonald’s said it will defend against the lawsuit.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: franchises; mcdonalds; rayciss
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Putting black owners into black thug areas is ray-ciss.

I'm thinking not too many white franchisees would do well in crapholes like chicago.

1 posted on 10/30/2020 6:05:57 AM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

As a franchisee aren’t you responsible for your own actions as with most anything else? You don’t buy a franchise and then told where you’re located.


2 posted on 10/30/2020 6:08:12 AM PDT by albie
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To: dynachrome

Is black store owners not wanting black customers racist?


3 posted on 10/30/2020 6:11:29 AM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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To: dynachrome

Putting Whitey in a franchise in the inner city is to sentence Whitey to death.


4 posted on 10/30/2020 6:12:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Social media are the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Wholly owned subsidiaries.)
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To: dynachrome

Did these franchisees not have a say in where they were located? You won’t get my money if I don’t get a location I want.


5 posted on 10/30/2020 6:12:49 AM PDT by Savage Rider
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To: Savage Rider

The cost of doing business is much higher in ghetto areas.


6 posted on 10/30/2020 6:15:42 AM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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To: dynachrome

Let me get this straight ... these guys signed franchise agreements with McDonalds without knowing where the franchises would be located? Isn’t that like signing a contract without knowing the zip code where it’s located or how many bedrooms it has?


7 posted on 10/30/2020 6:18:15 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("There's somebody new and he sure ain't no rodeo man.")
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To: dynachrome

Are Blacks required to pay a franchise fee?


8 posted on 10/30/2020 6:18:48 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Mocking Liberals is not only a right, but the duty of all Americans.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think most get loans whether white of black.


9 posted on 10/30/2020 6:19:42 AM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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To: dynachrome

Will they sue the local politicians when their McDonald’s gets burned down in the next riot? I didn’t think so.


10 posted on 10/30/2020 6:20:17 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: albie

FWIW as I understand it McDs sells you a franchise but corporate actually owns the property its on.

Can anybody verify that please?

If that is not correct I apologize.


11 posted on 10/30/2020 6:27:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN (Where's Hunter???)
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To: dynachrome

who forced these people to buy/open a franchisee in these undesirable inner-city locations?


12 posted on 10/30/2020 6:35:01 AM PDT by wny
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To: V_TWIN

McDonalds owns the property. They’re the biggest land owners in the country. Still...why would anyone buy a franchise without being aware of it’s location?


13 posted on 10/30/2020 6:35:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: dynachrome

I thought libs wanted black owned businesses in black communities.

If there were only white owners in black communities the outcry would be “whitey making money off the brothers - UNFAIR!”

Maybe these black owners are already off the plantation.


14 posted on 10/30/2020 6:40:12 AM PDT by John Milner (Marching for Peace is like breathing for food.)
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To: dynachrome

Pretty sure I want to eat at a McDonald’s full of blacks that are pissed off over racism.


15 posted on 10/30/2020 6:47:31 AM PDT by moovova (Not a tagline.)
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To: albie

“why would anyone buy a franchise without being aware of it’s location?”

Yep exactly. After my initial post it dawned on me that surely they knew where the location of the franchise was gonna be. Now they want compensation?

I’m thinking this was their long term plan all along.


16 posted on 10/30/2020 6:58:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN (Where's Hunter???)
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To: dynachrome

Add-in Trenton, Camden, Newark, Detroit, Philly, Bridgeport, Ferguson, Baltimore and scores of other ghetto sections of over a hundred demonKKKrat-run cities.


17 posted on 10/30/2020 7:01:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: moovova

If you like a side of attitude with your meal it’s the place to go.

Not only do I not patronize McDs because its so unhealthy, in my experience the quality of the employees leaves a little to be desired....to say the least.


18 posted on 10/30/2020 7:02:54 AM PDT by V_TWIN (Where's Hunter???)
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To: John Milner

“whitey making money off the brothers - UNFAIR!”

Search for “CharlieBo313” on YouTube and you’ll get a good idea of how they feel about middleastern convenience store owners also.

Oh, BTW CharlieBo313 is a black man.


19 posted on 10/30/2020 7:07:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN (Where's Hunter???)
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To: SaveFerris; Larry Lucido; Gamecock; PROCON
A true entrepreneur would tell McDonald's to shove it.


20 posted on 10/30/2020 7:09:14 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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