NAACP sues Friendly’s franchisee, parent over Black Bike Week

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other parties have sued Friendly Ice Cream Corp. and a franchisee of its Friendly’s restaurant chain for closing a unit’s interior dining areas during the annual Black Bike Week festivals that were held here from 2000 through 2005.

The plaintiffs allege that the partial closings are discriminatory because the motorcycle rally is the only occasion each year when the majority of

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