CNN reported on Wednesday that fast-food giant, McDonald's has taken down their internal employee resource site, presumably for "maintenance."
The latest "flub" was the tip given to employees that a McDonalds cheeseburger, fries and a coke was not a healthy meal. The website had a colorful graphic of the "unhealthy meal next to a sub, salad and water, saying this meal was a healthier choice.
This latest faux pas is just one more in a long line of embarrassing suggestions to their employees. One other suggestion put up in July was the budget planning guide. On this one, the designers forgot to add a line for food and a line for gasoline.
The budget site was ridiculed by many because it left room for salary for a second job, giving the suggestion that McDonald's workers could not live on just the one salary they received.
Two weeks ago, the site suggested how much an employee should tip their pool cleaner, housekeeper and even the au pair. The big problem with this particular announcement is the fact that 52 percent of McDonald's employees are on some sort of public assistance.
Medicaid, SNAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is used by the majority of employees working for McDonald's.
The straw that broke the camel's back, though, was brought to the publics attention when CNBC reported that McDonald's was supposedly telling employees not to eat their food. 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,"
On Wednesday, visitors to the McDonald's site were informed the website was down for maintenance, and included a statement from McDonald's, saying:
"A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate and we've directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary.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."