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Man Sued McDonald's for Making Him Fat ... and Won!

A lot of people probably think "McDonald's made me fat," but there's one guy in Brazil who got the court of law to agree with him. Here's the bizarre story of a man who sued McD for making him fat ... and won!

A former manager of a McDonald’s franchise in Porto Allegre, Brazil, sued the hamburger chain for making him gain 65 pounds while he worked with them for over a dozen years. McDonald’s must pay him $17,500 as recompense for his weight gain, a Brazilian court ruled on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old man, whose identity wasn’t disclosed, complained that the company's policy of mandatory food sampling caused him to balloon from about 155 lbs. to 231 lbs. while working at their restaurant in southern Brazil. [...]

The man said that he felt forced to taste everything on the menu to ensure the quality of the food because McDonald's hired undercover customers to randomly visit restaurants and report back on quality.

Also, he blamed the free lunches consisting of burgers, fries and ice cream, which contributed to his excessive weight gain during the course of employment.

Judge Joao Filho agreed with the man, and issued a ruling against the company, ordering them to pay $17500 to the ex-employee. - via Arbroath

I've worked at an A&W for three years, and while I managed to resist the food for about 6 months, I gave in. I weigh the same as I did when I started by making sure not to go overboard with my eating, but I can relate to the temptation. If I stay there a whole lot longer I will balloon.
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