According to McDonald’s McResource Line (MRL) website, employees are encouraged to say no to eating fast food.
This ironic admonishment of a corporation to its employees is reminiscent of how genetically modified organisms (GMO) are not served to Monsanto employees in their company cafeteria.
One post on the site reads: “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 MRL states that fast food contains unhealthy amounts of calories, salt, fat and sugars that leads to medical conditions such as:
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
The copious amounts of mayonnaise, bacon, cheese and other processed additives are not conducive for a healthy lifestyle and employees are told to choose restaurants that offer sandwiches, soups and vegetables as viable options.
In the event that McDonalds employees find themselves eating at a fast food chain, they are advised to replace fries with a salad, choose hamburgers without cheese and sauces; asking for extra lettuce and tomatoes.
Ironically, McDonalds is pushing their meat products, such as the Big Mac and double cheeseburgers, because customers are not buying enough salads.
At an investor’s conference, Don Thompson, chief executive officer, explained that salads only make up 2% of their US sales.
Thompson said: “I don’t see salads as being a major growth driver in the near future.”
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