Can McDonald’s legally kick out customers for eating too slowly?

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FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) – Can McDonald’s legally kick out customers for eating too slow?

That’s the question at the heart of a battle between a Queens franchise and a group of elderly customers who have become devoted locals.

The restaurant accuses them of taking up seats while sipping a single coffee for hours, or sharing a small order of french fries.

On the other hand, the group says they, too, are customers, and should not be told how fast they have to eat or drink.

Former prosecutor and defense attorney Lionel explains the legal ramifications.

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