Fresh from advising its hourly workers how much to tip their personal trainers and pool boys, McDonald’s latest employee bulletin warns its people to avoid fatty, fried foods and eat at Subway instead.
McDonald’s has some healthy advice for its workers – don’t eat at McDonald’s.
The fast-food behemoth recently posted the jaw-dropping tip on its Web site for employees, warning that the very same burgers and fries they sling for their legions of customers are hazardous to their health.
“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,” the post said, according to CNBC.
The post shows a picture of a burger and fries – but slams the meal as an “unhealthy choice.”
It then praises a submarine sandwich and salad – typical fare served by arch-rival Subway – as a healthier alternative.
Red-faced McDonald’s brass defended the posts – which come from an outside vendor – in a statement.
“Portions of this website continue to be taken entirely out of context,” McDonald’s sniffed. “This website provides useful information from respected third-parties about many topics, among them health and wellness.”
McDonald’s could hire a good writer to communicate with its workers for, say. $100,000 (I want $150,000, plus bennies, if you guys are reading this). Instead, it’s probably paying these “respected third parties” a million a year so it can be exposed to ridicule and contempt. That’s not much of a value meal.