Skip to comments.Victory: McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban
Posted on 11/29/2011 7:27:02 PM PST by Hojczyk
Come Dec. 1, you can still buy the Happy Meal. But it doesnt come with a toy. For that, youll have to pay an extra 10 cents.
Huh. That hardly seems to have solved the problem (though adults and children purchasing unhealthy food can at least take solace that the 10 cents is going to Ronald McDonald House charities). But it actually gets worse from here. Thanks to Supervisor Eric Mars much-ballyhooed new law, parents browbeaten into supplementing their preteens Happy Meal toy collections are now mandated to buy the Happy Meals.
Today and tomorrow mark the last days that put-upon parents can satiate their youngsters by simply throwing down $2.18 for a Happy Meal toy. But, thanks to the new law taking effect on Dec. 1, this is no longer permitted. Now, in order to have the privilege of making a 10-cent charitable donation in exchange for the toy, you must buy the Happy Meal. Hilariously, it appears Mar et al., in their desire to keep McDonalds from selling grease and fat to kids with the lure of a toy have now actually incentivized the purchase of that grease and fat when, beforehand, a put-upon parent could get out cheaper and healthier with just the damn toy.
In other words, they dropped the healthy options from the Happy Meal, split off the toy which is the only part most kids care about and now require you to buy a tasty Meal comprised of a lardburger and death fries in order to get the prize for an extra dime. Your kid gets (a) something to play with and (b) fat, and you get momentary piece of mind. And San Francisco gets
a lesson? Nah. They wont learn.
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Capitalism and the free market at it’s best!
Hilarious. I love it. Great how comment sense and intelligence can come together so beautifully.
HA!!! “Lovin’ it!”
Hilarious. I love it. Great how common sense and intelligence can come together so beautifully.
I can hear the heads exploding from here LOL
Excellent. Reminds me in a small way of how the banks tried to turn the Community Reinvestment Act into a profit. Granted, it went horribly wrong, but if liberal eggheads didn’t try to interfere in the market, the crash wouldn’t have happened.
Eating a few delicious fries doesn’t seem to affect my weight in any way - over the last 55 years of occasionally eating at Mickey D’s.
Sounds like they were MACed!
I wonder if SF will ban McDs from selling toys next.
How long until someone calls 911 because they have to pay 10c for the toy?
This is the same SF which has very liberal laws regarding public nudity, and permits open sex acts at the homosexual themed Folsom Street Fair. They are so liberal/libertarian in certain areas of life, yet when it comes to Happy Meals, the liberals who run SF are nanny staters.
McD’s didn’t get where they are by getting out-maneuvered by a putz like that guy! LOL
“Comment sense” is hard to find these days.
Liberals are control freak idiots ...McDonalds' showing them all the respect they deserve. ZERO ZIP NADA NONE
I’m so stealing that!
This one is really funny.
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