If your own employer tells you not to eat their food because it's unhealthy… well, we'd say that's a pretty good sign that customers should give it up too!
A McDonald's employee resources website is flat-out telling their workers not to eat fast food because it's awful for you! Here's what the site says:
"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."
THIS IS WHAT YOU SELL!
There's another bit of advice on the site for the workers that says it's waaaaay harder to eat healthy at fast-food restaurants, and that a sub with a salad is much healthier than a cheeseburger and fries. The site also mentions that fast-food portions are massive and make it even harder to be healthy.
Are… are they messing with us??
The site continues:
"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."
Really, McDonald's? REALLY?
Here's how the restaurant has responded:
"Portions of this website continue to be taken entirely out of context. This website provides useful information from respected third-parties about many topics, among them health and wellness. It also includes information from experts about healthy eating and making balanced choices. McDonald's agrees with this advice."
Uh, there's nothing taken out of context. That's such a bullshizz response!
If you notice, they mention that portions of the site 'continue' to be taken out of context. What they're referring to is a while back when the website basically gave 'tips' to workers making minimum wage about tipping, personal fitness trainers and pool cleaners.
Oh, and don't forget about when they advised employees to get out of holiday debt by returning unopened purchases and suggested a budget cheat-sheet that said to spend no money for heat and $20 a month for health care.
This would be HIGHlarious if it weren't so sad!
[Image via AP Images.]
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