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McDonald's Must Do More to Help Black Franchise Owners, Group Says

  • Company has pledged $250 million for new minority franchisees
  • McDonald’s says it will work with owner group to foster wealth
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As association of Black owners of McDonald’s Corp. franchises says the company needs to do more to reduce the inequities they face, beyond the $250 million that the fast-food chain is providing for new minority store owners.

McDonald’s last week pledged to do more to recruit, train and invest in minority franchisees, including offering them loan assistance. In its statement Monday, the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association said it’s encouraged by the moves but added that minority restaurant owners still face structural difficulties.