McDonald's much-maligned employee resource website — which gives employees advice about tipping their au pairs and working second jobs — has some unfavorable comments to make about its own food. CNBC reports the resource website (which is apparently outsourced to another company) describes fast food like McDonald's as "typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight." As a result, an image of a McDonald's-like cheeseburger, fries, and soda combo (complete with red packaging) is labeled as an "unhealthy choice." For a healthier alternative to fries, the site suggests trying a sub sandwich, salad, and cup of water.
A separate post dubbed "Fast Food Tips" advises employees that "it is hard to eat a healthy diet when you eat at fast-food restaurants often," suggesting readers instead "eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups, and vegetables." (Note: It appears no one eats salads at McDonald's.) A rep tells CNBC "the company was looking into the matter."