McDonald’s Tells Employees Not To Eat Its Own Food, Then Shuts Website

mcdonalds unhealthyNo one in their right mind would consider eating at McDonald’s to be beneficial to one’s health, but it was still surprising that the corporate food monolith would advise its own employees to avoid its processed junk “food.” It seems that someone in management just worked that out, as the employee website has rapidly been shuttered. Jenn Harris at the LA Times has the story (pre-site shutdown):

McDonald’s wants its employees to know that fast food is unhealthy. The company famous for its Big Mac hamburgers and fries has language on its resource site advising workers that instead of eating fast food, they should look for healthier options.

McDonald’s is currently investigating the posts on the website, which were written by a third party vendor called Adam. The posts were still live on the site at the time of publication.

Under a section of the website titled “fast food tips,” a picture of a fast food meal of fries, a burger and a soft drink are labeled “unhealthy choice” and a picture of a meal of a submarine sandwich, salad and a water are labeled as “healthier choice.”

There are no submarine sandwiches on the McDonald’s menu. And the red container of fries bears an uncanny resemblance to the McDonald’s red containers of fries…

[continues at the LA Times]


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8 Comments on "McDonald’s Tells Employees Not To Eat Its Own Food, Then Shuts Website"

  1. DeepCough | Dec 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm |

    Subway be trollin’.

    • Craig Bickford | Dec 27, 2013 at 5:15 am |

      Yup. Also anyone who thinks subway is some healthy alternative is another sucker playing three game of three card monty.

  2. AAAAAAAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I just wanna kiss the people who do their webwork 🙂 I know heads will roll shortly while the backpedaling and damage control kicks off, but still…such sweet sweet irony.

  3. Rhoid Rager | Dec 27, 2013 at 1:31 am |

    Bodies are healthy. Food is healthful. When the hell are people gonna learn…?

  4. Tishamingo | Dec 27, 2013 at 4:11 am |

    Ya know, after I watched Supersize Me over a decade ago I gave up fast food as a viable food source. Haven’t done it since.

    As I look at the little picture of fries and coke (Hi Fruc variety too!) and big double burger my stomach turns a little as if in dreaded anticipation.

  5. Conspiracy Carrot | Dec 27, 2013 at 7:23 am |

    I used to pop in to the McDonald’s near my work from time to time and chat with the manager while I waited on my “food”. He mentioned being amazed by how many people eat there daily, sometimes multiple times a day. Well, the shit is addictive and when you’re dirt poor the price tag can be attractive.

  6. Are you serious……. You can literally still see the “M” NO SHIT IT’S FROM MCDONALDS

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