McDonald’s Pulls Down Its Website that Advised Employees Against Eating McDonald’s Food

On Tuesday, a story emerged about how McDonald’s maintains an employee health and wellness website called McResource Line, which advises its workforce to not eat fast food. Now, the burger chain has pulled the entire site down. The employees-only online destination for health tips warned, “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.” According to a statement, McDonald’s said they pulled the site down for a “combination of factors,” Including: “Outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary.” If by “out of context” they mean, showing how the entire premise of the health advice they’re giving employees goes against the products they are selling, than that is true. And if by “inappropriate commentary” they mean simply pointing out the hypocrisy of a McDonald’s-run wellness site that warns against eating McDonald’s, than they are fully justified in taking it down …

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