McDonalds Shuts Site That Urged Employees Not to Eat McDonalds

OAK BROOK, Illinois (KRON) — A web site for McDonald’s employees that urged them to avoid eating fast food is now shut down.

The company says it has closed the controversial McResources Line and ordered a contractor to revise it.

The web site drew attention most recently for nutritional tips for employees which included a graphic that labeled a meal with a cheeseburger, frieds and a drink an “unhealthy choice.”

People have also criticized the site for budget planning guides that didn’t include provisions for food and gasoline but did have a line for “second job.”

McResources also included advice for how much to tip pool cleaners, housekeepers, and even au pairs, apparently oblivious to studies that show more than half of fast-food workers qualify for public assistance.

McDonalds admits the criticism played a role in removing the site.

“A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate and we’ve directed the vendor to take down the website,” the company said in a written statement. “Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald’s team members.”

It’s unclear when or if McResources will re-open.

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