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McDonald's tells its employees not to eat the food they sell to customers

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According to CNN on December 25, McDonald's tells its employees not to eat the food they sell to customers.

Why not?

McDonald's doesn't think its employees should eat the food they serve because it is not healthy. The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options like salad and sandwiches.

On McDonald's employees' website, there was a warning and an alternative, according to the Daily Mail. The McResource Line website went viral and has since been taken down after so many negative comments.

Watch the video above and see a graphic that was on McDonald's employees website before it was taken down. The graphic shows a typical McDonald's meal: a cheeseburger, fries and drink under the caption "Unhealthy choice." Next to it is a picture of what McDonald's advises its employees to eat: sub, a salad and water under the caption "Healthier choice."

While McDonald's sells the unhealthy choice to its customers, McDonald's employees have been advised not to eat what they sell.

It is quite interesting that McDonald's wants its employees to be healthy, however, the fast food chain advertises and promotes its unhealthy foods for customers to buy. For instance, McDonald's sells a vast array of deep fried delicacies while reminding employees that "avoiding items that are deep fried are your best bet."

The sensible advice also tells employees to "limit the extras such as cheese, bacon and mayonnaise." However, these extras are on the menu at McDonald's.

This is ironic because many of McDonald's stores offer food discounts and short breaks to employees, virtually forcing them to eat the unhealthy foods where they work. Employees don't have the time or means to leave work and eat at places that offer healthier choices even though McDonald's website advises its employees:

"Eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups, and vegetables."

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