Skip to comments.McDonald's slams San Francisco ban on Happy Meals
Posted on 11/03/2010 4:19:33 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
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.
"Public opinion continues to be overwhelmingly against this misguided legislation. Parents tell us it's their right and responsibility, not the government's, to ... to choose what?s right for their children."
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Jerry Brown as Governor. Newsome as his sidekick and Kamala as top cop.
San Francisco values are a mestasizing cancer!
Happy Meals bad. Marijuana Good.
It’d be tossed out as unconstitutional in a normal state.
Don’t people want happy meals after they toke?
This makes no sense.
didn’t know there were any children in SF.
As a parent I can tell you the kids will still want to eat at Mickie D’s. It’s not the toys, which have a half life of about a day anyway.
Close all McDonalds in SF and move outside city limits. SF will then pay a price for their stupidity.
Their parents are breeders...
Yank those toys and food from kids and open more bathhouses. Now those are not health hazards, are they SF?
Must be different here in Texas....we can order a Happy Meal with chicken nuggets, apples instead of fries and milk or juice or water instead of soda. But....it’s a decision and choice one has to actually request. Maybe SF residents are too stupid to do that on their own. Helpless idiots
That’s a good one!
Maybe the chilruns are adopted from Africa by gay couples.
Really. Even if a couple is oriented in a normal way the most they are allowed to have is one. I've read people are frowned upon if they have more than one child unit.
Good idea, build them just over the city line and advertise in the city.
This is patently unConstitutional. But if McDonald’s - yet again - chooses to aquiese to leftist/environmentalists demands then so be it. I will not get all bent out of shape about it.
McDonald’s has a long history of caving in to every demand of leftists. If they choose not to use their vast corporate power to do more than express their displeasure (kinda like a UN letter) then I ain’t getting all jazzed up either.
Man up, McDonald’s!
They need union goons and dems to lead them around by their nose rings.
LOL - shall we compare mortality rates?
Include a scratch off game piece in each happy meal.
The prize - a free toy...
100% winning chance .
Stuff it San Francisco....
I love the free meal with purchase of toy. :D
Another option is to charge 25 or 50 cents extra if they want the toy. Then it is not “free”. HA HA!
“San Francisco” Those two words make me shake my head more than any other.
WeII, “California” aIso gives me the shakes......
We need to get the conservatives out of California, waII it and forget about it...... it’s a dead state.
Oh, that's a good one, Danya! Expecting communists to concern themselves with what customers want? No, no.... zhey vill tell zee customers vhat zhey are "permitted!"
McDonalds and others in Big Fast Food are making a big mistake if they think they can appease the Billion dollar racket of “Public Health”.
In a couple of decades, the racketeers will incrementally torture them. They’ll end up like Big Tobacco. (still profitable but a burger will cost $25 after taxes and litigation costs).
What happens if/when the McDonalds refuses to comply? What if the people DEMAND them contrary to this edict?
Even if a couple is oriented in a normal way the most they are allowed to have is one.
LOL, good one
Happy Birthday Jim!
In a few more years you’ll be old enough to get a toy with your meal in San Fran! :-)
If they do, I'll never patronize them again, ever.
(....not that I do, anyhow).
It's colossally stupid, sure, but I don't know what part of the U.S. or California Constitutions it violates.
There would be such a public outcry, like you never heard.
The City Attorney will go to court and get an injunction, and any store manager who sells a Happy Meal will be arrested for contempt of court and will go to jail.
What if the people DEMAND them contrary to this edict?
They can vote out the Board of Supervisors, or they can go to a McDonald's in neighboring Oakland. (From what I know of San Francisco, I think the latter is much more likely.)
They must be right. God let them win the World Series.
This is why future presidents will hide their records.
STOP THE CYCLE OF DECEIT!
Happy meals would play havoc with our girlish figures, doncha know.
Don't be so damn polite, they're definitely too stupid or too stoned to do anything like ask for something different the way normal folks do. Only an entire herd of people that stupid could elect the sort that not only make rules like this but gloat over them.
Ronald needs to take his happy a$$ down the road and leave THE GAY city without.
Just to be a wiseass I would stand at the counter with a big bag of little toys and hand them to any kids who ordered a burger.
Just out of spite.
Wonder what will be in the Sad Meals. Lima beans and brussel sprouts?
Happy Meals exit via the one way anus-—as for the SF Gays it’s a two lane highway.
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