Blind man claims McDonald's drive-thru is discriminatory, files lawsuit

(FOX NEWS) - A Louisiana man is suing McDonald’s over its drive-thru policy that prohibits customers without wheels from using the service.

Scott Magee, who is blind, says the fast food chain’s refusal to accommodate those who cannot drive is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the suit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois  (McDonald's headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Ill., a Chicago suburb), the chain has no "concern whatsoever for the accessibility of the late-night drive-thrus to the disabled."

Roberto Luis Costales, of New Orleans-based lawfirm Beaumont Costales, is representing Magee. He says McDonald’s current drive-thru policy is “discrimination in its purest form.”

“McDonald’s is effectively prohibiting not just the blind, but millions of disabled Americans who cannot drive from using a service that is available to all other customers,” Costales told Since news of the lawsuit broke, Costales says his law office has received calls from dozens of people, including a man with epilepsy. The suit is pending class-action status.

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