McDonald's Caters to Nanny-state Demands

By:  Raven Clabough
07/27/2011
       
McDonald's Caters to Nanny-state Demands

McDonald’s, and more specifically, the Happy Meal, continues to be a point of contention for those behind the nanny state. As a result, the Happy Meal has been targeted for a number of reforms. In San Francisco, for example, Happy Meals are no longer permitted to include toys so that they may be less enticing for young children. Now, a new McDonald’s policy will make Happy Meals healthier by cutting French fries orders in half and including fruit.

And though the changes have not been well-received by customers, McDonald’s plans to continue enforcing the policy.

Under the new policy, McDonald’s will be offering apple slices, half-portions of French fries, and healthier beverages such as one-percent milk and fat-free chocolate milk.

The Blaze contends McDonald's is kowtowing to political pressures:

McDonald’s, and more specifically, the Happy Meal, continues to be a point of contention for those behind the nanny state. As a result, the Happy Meal has been targeted for a number of reforms. In San Francisco, for example, Happy Meals are no longer permitted to include toys so that they may be less enticing for young children. Now, a new McDonald’s policy will make Happy Meals healthier by cutting French fries orders in half and including fruit.

And though the changes have not been well-received by customers, McDonald’s plans to continue enforcing the policy.

Under the new policy, McDonald’s will be offering apple slices, half-portions of French fries, and healthier beverages such as one-percent milk and fat-free chocolate milk.

The Blaze contends McDonald's is kowtowing to political pressures:

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