McDonald’s has fired its chief executive after he admitted to a relationship with a fellow employee.
The US fast food giant said the relationship was consensual, but company policy expressly forbids staff from dipping their McNuggets in the office.
In an email to staff, the businessman acknowledged the relationship but said that in hindsight it was a mistake to spread his Big Mac sauce over a pair of warm floury baps, in contravention of company policy.
“McDonald’s is at heart a family company, and I realise that headlines concerning where the CEO has been dipping his pickle do not align with brand values,” he said.
“Like many of our customers, nothing makes me happier than a good Banana Milkshake or the occasional thrill of a Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin.