McDonald's employee site bashes fast food


NBC News:

McDonald’s employee site bashes fast food

McDonald’s employee resources website once again is giving out worker advice that doesn’t seem to fit. This time, it’s about the industry it helped make ubiquitous — fast food.“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,” reads one post on the site, which includes a picture of a hamburger and fries, two items that the fast-food giant specializes in selling.

Another post labels a meal with a cheeseburger and fries as the “unhealthy choice” and one with a submarine sandwich and salad as the “healthier choice,” noting that it’s more of a challenge to eat healthy when visiting a fast-food place.
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.

There’s nothing worse than getting caught telling the truth in public.
I suspect McD’s has a saboteur in the IT Dept. Scroll down, the story mentions that the same employee site last month offered workers advice on how to tip servants and budgets that didn’t include heat.
I may sign up just for fun.


I am not sure that there is anything shocking here. Much that is served in fast food restaurants is in the good tasting but bad for you category. There are some healthier options, but most of us ignore those.


Stating a fact about the food you serve is not bashing it. My friend, who is obese, is a vegetarian. Eating too much of anything is bad for your health. When we treat Fast food as a convenience food we are on safe ground.


Not only is McDonalds food served fast, but it can be eaten fast! I can down two McDoubles, a large fry and a large coke in under 45 seconds -if the buns are fresh.


I used to work at a Hardees when I was younger and this is not a surprise to me, I remember when I first started working there, I quickly realized I did not want to eat ANY fast food anymore, no matter what company it was! LOL

In general, fast food joints are not models of cleanliness, nor do a percentage of the employees at most places give a care about the quality of food they are serving, most where I worked were just there to make a paycheck and could not wait until they could work their time and clock out for the day…not alot of effort was put into quality/freshness of the food items, nor procedures.

But this happens when you pay minimum wage and expect someone to give 110%!! Not going to happen, an employee knows if they are respected and needed at a company, or if they are just hired because they were a ‘body’ that could take orders and flip burgers.

To this day, I will not eat at a fast food joint, as I know what goes on behind the scenes at these places and if mentioned some of the food we actually served to the public, I would be banned from this site! Im sorry, but I have to encourage people to pick another place to eat, besides fast food joints, you probably will not like the truth about your food.

When I eat out, I tend to frequent family owned, smaller places. I have found in these places, they actually care about what is served and about their customers.


I REALLY hope that’s an exaggeration… :ehh:


You might want to take a look at that.


Eat safe. Next time you try this have a companion trained in the Heimlich maneuver standing by.:smiley:


I don’t think we have all forgotten the time when McDonald’s used pink slime. That’s still on my mind.

One of the many reasons why the only thing I will eat from McDonald’s is a salad. :tiphat:


I try to avoid fast food as much as possible. I’ll admit to eating Subway a little bit more often than the rest (although I’ve cut that out a good deal as well). Otherwise I doubt I go to any of the fast food burger/chicken places more than like 10 times in a year.


My experience has shown me that most fast food places place more emphasis upon the bottom line then upon the loyalty of the employees.

It is no surprise to me that some are putting out dissent on the website.
It also would not surprise me if the company taught them the true consequence of utilizing company resources for non-company pursuits.

The employer is only due the loyalty that the paycheck will provide, but proper use of company resources is covered in that.


McDonalds shut down the site


I heard about this but I also heard that they shut down their website. That said, the advice that they provided is not surprising in the least. It is important for their employees to be healthy if they are going to be good employees and part of being healthy is not eating too much fast food. Fast food is something that ought to be consumed in moderation and it ought to only be consumed sparingly.


McDonalds is gross!!! If I HAVE to eat fast food… it’s all about Arby’s. And for burgers, the clear winner is In 'n Out!!


My guess would be that the site’s content came from some outside, syndicated feed rather than being generated by McD staffers, though of course they should have been reviewing the material for suitability.


Clearly somebody in management dropped the ball here. The problem is that some large corporations can be just as bureaucratic as the government. The big difference being that nobody is forced to do business with McDonalds.


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