The San Francisco board of supervisors has voted by a veto proof 8-3 margin to forbid restaurants from giving away toys with meals that have high levels of calories, sugar and fat — they’ve effectively banned the Happy Meal… Those bastards!
Fast food giant McDonald’s said Wednesday it was “extremely disappointed” at a ruling by San Francisco authorities banning high-calorie Happy Meals, which entice children to eat with free toys.
The response came after the Californian city’s board of supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with meals that contain too much fat and sugar.
“We are extremely disappointed with this decision. It?s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for,” said McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud.
Happy Meals, which typically come in a colorful cardboard box packed with a burger, a drink, fries and desert, are popular with hard-pressed parents as well as children, she said.
Talk about being stuck on stupid… Even Gavin Newsom , one America’s most shamelessly liberal mayors thought it was stupid idea.
Of all the things government should be investing time and resources in this isn’t one of them. We all know “fast food” isn’t the healthiest meal choice we can make… and we’d all love to see our children eat better. What we don’t need though is a bunch nanny state liberal control freaks dictating whether or not McDonald’s can include a crappy plastic toy with a child’s meal.