Yesterday a major announcement came down from one of America’s most well known companies was forced to step down after the discovery of a consensual relationship with a employee of their company. Steve Easterbrook the head of one of the most iconic brands globally McDonald’s was discovered to be having a relationship with one of his employees. The board of directors cited “poor judgement” as the reason he was relieved of his position inside the company. Mcdonalds board of Directors will replace Easterbrook with Chris Kempczinski. Easterbrook messaged the mega corporation before his departure saying “Given the values of the company, I agree with the Board that it is time for me to move on,” Easterbrook said. “Please join me in congratulating Chris on his promotion. I know you will support him as you have supported me — he’s lucky to have a team of your caliber.” Mr. Easterbrook, 52, had been widely credited with turning around McDonald’s after it posted one of its worst financial performances in years, in 2015. A native of Watford, England, who previously ran the company’s British business, Mr. Easterbrook emphasized technological innovation, striking food-delivery deals with the third-party apps Uber Eats and DoorDash and acquiring smaller companies that specialize in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Last year, Mr. Easterbrook was paid more than $15 million.