‘We’ve got to do something’: McDonalds to pay $300K to Keto fast food workers
Fast food company McDonald’s has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and settle allegations of using cheap food to boost profits.
Keto fast-food workers at McDonald’s restaurants in Oklahoma City, Okla., will now have a $200 meal payment to compensate for lost wages.
McDonald’s has been the target of a lawsuit filed in 2016 by a group of workers at its Tulsa, Okl., and Oklahoma City restaurants.
The workers, who allege they were pressured to take keto-adapted fast food because they were eating fast food made by McDonald’s, are asking for $300 per month in back pay.
In a statement, the company said the settlement “will ensure that Keto Fast Food continues to serve customers while continuing to make significant contributions to Oklahoma City’s economy and community.”
McDonalds said it had no comment on the settlement.
Ketogenic diets have been promoted as a healthier option for many years, but it’s a complex issue that many people don’t understand, especially if they’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight.
According to the lawsuit, McDonalds used fast food as a marketing tool to push keto diets and encourage people to try them.
Fast food chains including McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut have been among the most frequent targets of lawsuits in recent years.
A settlement in that case was approved in April 2017.
McClatchy-Tribune news services and The Associated Press contributed to this report.