Posted Oct 29, 2010 11:10 am CDT
A Brazilian court has ordered McDonald’s to pay $17,500 to a former restaurant manager who gained 65 pounds during his 12 years on the job.
The 32-year-old manager had alleged he felt he had to sample the food to make sure it was of high quality, the Associated Press reports. He said he was aware that McDonald’s hired mystery shoppers to inspect the restaurants and he wanted a good report.
The manager also said the free lunches provided to employees contributed to his weight gain.
McDonald’s told AP it is weighing its legal options. The company also noted that it offers healthier food choices.