McDonald's Urges Employees To Avoid Eating At McDonald's

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McDonald’s continues to dispense helpful life advice through its employee resource website. The latest tip for its workers: That fast food you’re paid to prepare is terrible, and you should avoid eating it.

A direct quote from McResource Line, originally pulled by CNBC:

“Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight.”

More damning is the imagery used by the resource website, including the “Eat This, Not That!”-style side-by-side comparison below, which features a trio of items labeled “Unhealthy choice” that look almost identical to a McDonald’s value meal, down to the red labels:


This baffling hypocrisy is, by far, the tastiest thing McDonald’s has ever served up. More from CNBC:

A separate post writes, “it is hard to eat a healthy diet when you eat at fast-food restaurants often,” adding that large portions make it easy to overeat.

The site also advises people to limit how many fries they eat.

“In general, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels,” the post said, adding that items from fast-food places are “almost always high” in calories, fat, sugar and salt.

This content is almost certainly provided by a third party, as a reverse image search for the graphic above brings up identical imagery hosted on several unrelated domains.

Regardless, McDonald’s would be wise to start proofreading the advice it gives to its workers, as this is just the latest in a long line of tone-deaf and embarrassing tips published on the company’s employee website. Previously, McResource Line has advised employees to tip their nannies and other luxury personnel, return holiday gifts to get out of debt, and maybe think about getting a second job.

[H/T CNBC; Image from McDonald’s McResource Line, via Business Insider.]

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