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Trending this week: Trump gives support for PPP funding boost; McDonald’s faces fourth racial discrimination lawsuit

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This week on Nation’s Restaurant News, Mcdonald's is dealing with two suits. Black workers in Illinois have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp. and a local franchisee, accusing the companies of racial discrimination that led to employees being forced out and retaliated against after complaining of unequal treatment. Also, a judge has approved a $26 million settlement in a wage theft class action suit against McDonald’s. The Chicago-based chain was accused of widespread wage theft at corporate-run stores in California. A state judge approved the settlement this week, which will benefit about 34,000 McDonald's workers.

In our latest Extra Serving podcast we spoke with Del Taco's Chief Marketing Officer Tim Hackbardt, where he explains the secret to Del Taco’s faster COVID-19 recovery. He also reveals Del Taco’s latest menu move, a collaboration with Cholula Hot Sauce.

Click through the gallery to listen to our podcast and to see what else was trending on this week.

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