McDonald’s has shut down a website that warned employees about the dangers of eating fast food and advised them to return gifts if they needed cash.
It was the latest in a series of gaffes involving the site, including a series of budget tips
Visitors to McResource Line no longer find any advice, just this message: “We are temporarily performing some maintenance in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please excuse us while these upgrades are being made.”
McDonald’s, in a statement posted on its website, confirmed it had axed the McResource Line website, although some of the information is still available through a telephone hotline.
“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 Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary.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.”