News McDonalds Sued: Blind Guy Can't Use Drive Thru

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  1. BethSucks

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    McDonald's sued for discrimination over drive-thru policies
    If you want to get served at the McDonald's drive-thru, you need to show up in a car. For late-night partiers, that's an inconvenience. For Louisiana man Scott Magee, it's a discrimination lawsuit in the making.


    Magee is legally blind and can't operate a vehicle, which means he needs a ride if he wants a late-night snack from McDonald's. He says he's tried walking through the drive-thru multiple times but has been turned away.

    Now, Magee's filed suit against the company in Chicago's U.S. District Court, accusing them of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying him services offered to sighted customers.

    The Chicago Tribune spoke with Magee's lawyer who said the burger chain has several options for making its drive-thrus more accessible to the blind. He pitched the idea of installing a phone outside the restaurant, which blind customers could use to call in orders and have them brought out by the staff.


    Magee is asking the court to compel McDonald's to provide an accessible option for its drive-thru services. He's also seeking compensation for court costs and damages and to make this a class-action case.

    McDonald's faced a Freestyle soda fountains made its soft drinks inaccessible to blind people.

    A McDonald's spokeswoman told WMAQ last week the company hadn't yet received the lawsuit but didn't comment on pending litigation as a general practice.
     
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    Oh yes, a blind guy walking through a cars only area. Can't see why they'd complain
     
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    You gotta be fucking kidding me.
     
  4. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Fuck blind people

    Bunch of faggots

    Waaah I can't see waaah
     
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    Blind drivers are the worst

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    So, the store part is closed late at night and the only way you can get served is through the drive through?

    They should let him walk through.
     
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    More discrimination! Why can't people who are different do things like everyone else? So the solution could be McDonald's closed early and no one can use the drive thru. Just like socialism everyone is equally miserable but equal at least. He should fight to get a license first. image.jpeg
     
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    You're not being denied service due to your disability, rather the fact you're not in a vehicle, dickcheese!
     
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    No.
     
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    Why does he have to eat McDonald's? Maybe he should plan ahead if he's gonna be a blind bitch
     
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    triggered @Bro
     
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    Find a friend with a car, Magee, you sack of shit.
     
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    I mean imagine the lawsuit when they say OKAY YOU CAN DO IT and he's hobbling through the drive thru and some drunk with the munchies comes through and splatters his ass all over the speaker
     
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    Back in my day as a McDonalds employee, it was very scary at night when weirdos would walk up to the window. The register is right there.
     
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    Well, apparently he hasn't seen the movie "super size me".
     
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    Next he'll claim eating McDonald's food caused his blindness.
     
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    You're not supposed to run people over, drunk or otherwise.
     
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    What part of the term Drive Thru escapes you?
     
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    Yes.