Scott Magee, a blind man from Louisiana, has slapped McDonald's with a lawsuit saying the restaurant chain discriminates against the blind by switching to drive-thru only service at night. Although Magee told CBS local news that he tried accessing the drive-thru on foot back in August 2015, he said that employees "refused service to him, laughed, and told him to go away." He was not lovin' it.
Many McDonald's restaurants switch to a drive-thru only system overnight citing concern for the safety of their customers and staff, as well as to cut labor costs. They also will only serve customers who use a vehicle to access the drive through for other safety reasons (any person walking through a drive-thru late at night does seem pretty dangerous.)
Magee argues that this violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that visually impaired people and others with disabilities that prevent them from driving can only use the drive-thru if they pay for a cab or have a companion that would be willing to chauffeur them. Everyone gets cravings for a late night, 10-piece Chicken McNugget and fries, you know.
So far, McDonald's says they have yet to receive the lawsuit, and won't comment on pending litigation. Honestly, if McDonald's had the power to make an all-day breakfast menu, they should have the power to be accessible to everyone.
Magee is seeking to make his lawsuit class-action so that other blind Mickey D lovers can join in his complaint. After all, everyone has a right to eat their gross food, no matter what.