Thursday, 26 December 2013

McDonald's Warning From McDonald's

It is always nice when an employer express concern over their employees health but probably not so good for their customers when they are advised to avoid whatever it is that they are selling to the public.
Caring, sharing McDonald's has a warning on its McResource site that its own employee's should avoid burgers and fries whenever possible due to the health risks.
'Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk of becoming overweight' the site helpfully explains.
'Instead of eating a cheeseburger and fries, eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups and vegetables to maintain your best health'.
Priceless, just hope that as many customers as possible heed the don't-eat-our-crap message.

12 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

I suppose pubs should also tell their employees and guests to avoid the fish n chips and limit their consumption of ale - if they wanted to be as responsible as Mac Donald's.

Q

Lucy said...

Difference is pubs have an over 18 rule and has 'drink responsibly' labels everywhere, McD's is aimed at children and no warnings.

Keep Life Simple said...

Really. And the kids drive the car to mcdonalds then use the money they earned to buy the bad food. Misplaced responsibility Lucy.

Btw, mcd's here have sliced apples, salads, grilled chicken, carrots, oranges, etc. but people mostly want the junk food Lucy.

Q

Anonymous said...

Also the ads here aren't targeted at kids anymore. I would say they primarily target 20's and 30's. What's funny is they are a gathering place for folks over 65 and they advertise to them at all.

Q

Lucy said...

Misplaced responbility? So it's the peoples fault for wanting what McDonald's spend millions advertising and pay executives millions more to entice customers into their restaurants? The responsibilty is completely with the seller to not have an adverse effect on their customers health or at least warn them of the consequences if they do indulge. The ball pits, children's areas, clown figure head and children's birthday parties, balloons and toys with meals tells me it is still very much aimed at children.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is. Dont you believe in any personal responsibility?

Q

Lucy said...

Once again you find yourself on the opposite side to the little guy and defending the big guys. And once again you are on the wrong side. You are a dream come true for all of them. How they must wish there were more like you.

Cheezy said...

I read somewhere that some of the Mickey D's salads have more fat (and less fibre) than the burgers!

@Lucy: I think this is one area where the 'little guy' should defend himself i.e. stop eating so much of this vile sh!t...

Lucy said...

Too right they should stop eating the crap but then McD's should not be enticing kids and then issuing warnings to their staff to not eat the stuff they are serving up. We need another Morgan Spurlock moment.

Anonymous said...

lucy, im not for the big guys, though you seem to be against most business...

I cant believe that you believe advertising is a jedi mind trick.

you don't have to watch tv, you don't have to listen to the radio, you don't have to read bill boards, and you sure as heck
don't have to do what the adverts say - get some balls people!

the only thing worse than be mentally weak is blaming someone else when you are.

q


Lucy said...

Are you saying advertising doesn't work? That's tens of millions wasted and a whole bunch of advertising agencies defunct then.

Keep Life Simple said...

I'm saying it doesn't MAKE you eat a hamburger.

My company spends a lot of money on advertising hoping to get people to pick our banking insurance or investing instead of a competitor. We have no delusions that people that keep their money in a mattress will suddenly start banking or people driving without insurance will suddenly buy insurance.

Q