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Steve Easterbrook was first seen since he was fired from McDonald's due to an employee affair that broke coverage while heading to an Apple store to buy a new laptop on Wednesday night, exclusive DailyMail.com photos

McDonald & # 39; s CEO Steve Easterbrook was first seen since he was fired from the fast food giant because of an affair with an employee who broke coverage while on his way to an Apple store to buy a new laptop, exclusive DailyMail.com photo show.

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The 52-year-old used the cover of darkness to make a trip to the store on Wednesday evening, dressed in jeans, sneakers and a padded jacket.

The English-born businessman admitted earlier this week that he & # 39; poor judgment & # 39; after he had started a relationship with another employee whose identity has not yet been revealed.

Although the relationship was consensual, it violated a corporate policy that prohibits managers from having romantic relationships with a subordinate, which costs Easterbrook his comfortable $ 16 million a year.

Steve Easterbrook was first seen since he was fired from McDonald's due to an employee affair that broke coverage while heading to an Apple store to buy a new laptop on Wednesday night, exclusive DailyMail.com photos

Steve Easterbrook was first seen since he was fired from McDonald's due to an employee affair that broke coverage while heading to an Apple store to buy a new laptop on Wednesday night, exclusive DailyMail.com photos

Easterbrook was in the Apple Store for about 30 minutes to buy his new laptop and spent most of his visit with an Apple Store employee

Easterbrook was in the Apple Store for about 30 minutes to buy his new laptop and spent most of his visit with an Apple Store employee

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Easterbrook was in the Apple Store for about 30 minutes to buy his new laptop and spent most of his visit with an Apple Store employee

After setting up his new streamlined computer, he went home with his bag

After setting up his new streamlined computer, he went home with his bag

After setting up his new streamlined computer, he went home with his bag

After setting up his new streamlined computer, he went home with his bag

After setting up his new, slim computer, he went home with an Apple bag

The English-born businessman admitted earlier this week that he & # 39; poor judgment & # 39; after he had started a relationship with another employee. Although the relationship was consensual, it violated a corporate policy that forbids managers from having romantic relationships with a subordinate, costing Easterbrook his snug job of $ 16 million a year

The English-born businessman admitted earlier this week that he & # 39; poor judgment & # 39; after he had started a relationship with another employee. Although the relationship was consensual, it violated a corporate policy that forbids managers from having romantic relationships with a subordinate, costing Easterbrook his snug job of $ 16 million a year

The English-born businessman admitted earlier this week that he & # 39; poor judgment & # 39; after he had started a relationship with another employee. Although the relationship was consensual, it violated a corporate policy that forbids managers from having romantic relationships with a subordinate, costing Easterbrook his snug job of $ 16 million a year

Easterbrook was in the Apple Store for about 30 minutes to buy his new laptop and talked to a store employee for most of his visit.

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After setting up his new streamlined computer, he went home with his bag.

The McDonald & # 39; s board voted for Fridaybrook's departure last Friday after an evaluation of his behavior concluded that he & # 39; had demonstrated poor judgment & & # 39 ;.

But details about his relationship, including who it was with and how long before, were not disclosed.

The father of the three is supposed to be divorced from his British wife in 2013, the same year that he moved to the company's headquarters in Chicago to become a senior executive.

Meanwhile, his family is in the dark about the circumstances behind his resignation.

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His brother-in-law Mark Baxter, 55, who is married to his sister Joanne, told MailOnline: & (It looks like Steve was a bad boy.

& # 39; We heard on Sunday that he was fired. We do not know any other details. & # 39;

In an email to McDonald & # 39; s staff, Easterbrook wrote: & # 39; This was a mistake. Given the values ​​of the company, I agree with the management that it is time to move on. & # 39;

The McDonald & # 39; s board voted for Fridaybrook's departure last Friday after an evaluation of his behavior concluded that he & # 39; had demonstrated poor judgment & & # 39 ;. But details about his relationship, including who it was with and how long before, were not disclosed

The McDonald & # 39; s board voted for Fridaybrook's departure last Friday after an evaluation of his behavior concluded that he & # 39; had demonstrated poor judgment & & # 39 ;. But details about his relationship, including who it was with and how long before, were not disclosed

The McDonald & # 39; s board voted for Fridaybrook's departure last Friday after an evaluation of his behavior concluded that he & # 39; had demonstrated poor judgment & & # 39 ;. But details about his relationship, including who it was with and how long before, were not disclosed

In an email to McDonald & # 39; s staff, Easterbrook wrote: & # 39; This was a mistake. Given the values ​​of the company, I agree with the management that it is time to move on. & # 39; And he goes on to $ 27 million (£ 21 million), according to details of his pay package, which includes six months of his basic salary, bonuses and shares
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In an email to McDonald & # 39; s staff, Easterbrook wrote: & # 39; This was a mistake. Given the values ​​of the company, I agree with the management that it is time to move on. & # 39; And he goes on to $ 27 million (£ 21 million), according to details of his pay package, which includes six months of his basic salary, bonuses and shares

In an email to McDonald & # 39; s staff, Easterbrook wrote: & # 39; This was a mistake. Given the values ​​of the company, I agree with the management that it is time to move on. & # 39; And he goes on to $ 27 million (£ 21 million), according to details of his pay package, which includes six months of his basic salary, bonuses and shares

As part of his departure deal, Easterbrook signed a GAG order saying he did not say anything that would discredit or damage the reputation of McDonald & # 39; s & # 39;

As part of his departure deal, Easterbrook signed a GAG order saying he did not say anything that would discredit or damage the reputation of McDonald & # 39; s & # 39;

As part of his departure deal, Easterbrook signed a GAG order saying he did not say anything that would discredit or damage the reputation of McDonald & # 39; s & # 39;

And he goes on to $ 27 million (£ 21 million), according to details of his pay package, which includes six months of his basic salary, bonuses, and shares.

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He is already running away with half a year's salary, worth around $ 670,000 (£ 520,000).

According to the submitted files, his contract was & # 39; for no reason & # 39; which means that he is still eligible for previous bonuses that will be paid out over the next three years.

If McDonald & # 39; s achieves its annual targets, it will receive a bonus between $ 2.32 million (£ 1.8 million) and $ 4.76 million (£ 3.7 million).

Company records also show that he had collected 122,986 shares from previous bonuses at the end of last year – worth about $ 22.9 million (£ 17.8 million).

As part of his departure deal, Easterbrook signed a GAG order saying he did not say anything that would discredit or damage McDonald's reputation & # 39 ;.

He is also forbidden to work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years.

The shares of McDonald & # 39; s on Wall Street fell after the resignation of Easterbrook, who transferred from branch manager to running the company within 25 years.

Easterbrook was credited with turning over McDonald's fortune after profits dropped, by simplifying menus, improving the quality of ingredients and introducing healthier products such as more salads, fresh fruit and juices

Easterbrook was credited with turning over McDonald's fortune after profits dropped, by simplifying menus, improving the quality of ingredients and introducing healthier products such as more salads, fresh fruit and juices

Easterbrook was credited with turning over McDonald's fortune after profits dropped, by simplifying menus, improving the quality of ingredients and introducing healthier products such as more salads, fresh fruit and juices

Easterbrook may not work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years

Easterbrook may not work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years

Easterbrook may not work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years
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Easterbrook may not work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years

Easterbrook may not work for a rival such as Burger King for the next two years

He was credited with turning over McDonald's fortune after profit fell, by doing so by simplifying menus, improving the quality of ingredients and introducing healthier products, such as more salads, fresh fruit and juices.

His rise to the top of & # 39; the world's most famous fast food brand was an extraordinary one.

The Brit, an avid supporter of Watford FC and the England cricket team, joined the company in 1993 as a branch manager and worked his way up to become the British leader in 2006 and then become president of the Northern European company. He was in charge of 1,800 restaurants.

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In 2011 he became the boss of UK & # 39; s Pizza Express and then Wagamama but then went back to McDonald's as Chief Brand Office in 2013.

He then became general boss in 2015 and led the company from the $ 250 million headquarters in Chicago.

He was married to the British wife Susie and the couple has three children. It is not known when they parted, but it is believed that they have been divorced since he moved to the US.

Under his leadership, the company's shares almost doubled in value while sales at the US locations stagnated.

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