McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook has been sacked for demonstrating "poor judgment" in his consensual but improper relationship with an employee.

Macca's Board of Directors determined that Mr. Easterbrook had violated company policy by engaging in the consensual relationship, the company said in a press release.  

"As for my departure, I engaged in a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which violated McDonald's policy.  This was a mistake," Easterbrook wrote in an email sent to McDonald's employees.  "Given the values of the Company, I agree with the Board that it is time for me to move on.  Beyond this, I hope you can respect my desire to maintain my privacy."

McDonald's did not detail the employee's position within the company in its statement, not the exact nature of the relationship (although it's pretty obvious).

Macca's replaced Easterbrook with McDonald's USA president Chris Kempczinski, who was also elected to the McDonald's Board of Directors.