Blind Man Sues McDonald’s for Discrimination over Car-Only Drive-Thru Policy

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Scott Magee, a blind Louisiana man, is suing McDonald’s in an attempt to force the burger chain to serve customers who walk up to the drive-thru window to place an order.

The 35-year-old man filed his lawsuit in Chicago federal court, according to the Chicago Tribune. He is arguing that the restaurant’s policy of refusing to serve driverless costumers is in direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Magee’s lawyer, Roberto Luis Costales, said his client’s right to order a late-night meal is “a quintessentially American activity that should not be denied to someone because of their disability.”

The paper reports that representatives at McDonald’s say they have not been served with the suit and would not comment on any pending litigation.

Some McDonald’s locations are open around the clock but only serve customers at the drive-thru window during late-night hours.

This is not the first time a blind person has sued the fast food burger giant. In 2012, a Los Angeles women sued McDonald’s after its employees allegedly discriminated against her guide dog.

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