In a most ridiculous turn of events, a Brazilian court ordered McDonald’s to pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained nearly 65 lbs over his 12 year career with the fast food company. His weight gain adds up to about 5 lbs a year – pretty standard for someone with a sedentary lifestyle.
However, the 32-year-old man insists that his job is to blame and says that he was obligated to sample food products each day to ensure ”high quality standards” because McDonald’s hired “mystery clients” to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness. SERIOUSLY?!?! What exactly are the high quality standards in place to make sure that your fast food is healthy for you? The McDonald’s slogan isn’t ”Does a body good” because it doesn’t!
The man also says McDonald’s offered free lunches to employees, adding to his calorie intake while on the job. Um, Free Stuff is awesome…even when it clogs your arteries. Eating McDonald’s is a conscious decision; one that is made daily by people who do and do not work there. So, for this very lucky and legally creative man, as well as everyone else, if you decide to partake in fast food….if you decide that you don’t care where your food comes from…then be willing to accept the consequences! Don’t sue Ronald McDonald and the Hamburgler, just hit the gym!