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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Sure there are. Don't you know how they separate the men from the boys in SF? With a crowbar! < rimshot >
The only problem is that the actual owners of the individual restaurants are all franchisees who may not want to endure the expense of rebuilding and relocating, so it's not really not up to Mickey D's. Unless they think this is too big a threat not to nip in the bud and are willing to spend corporate money to bring SF to their knees. (as if that weren't where they already were)
Bathhouse etiquette: "Don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been!"
Food Nazis at work.
This isn't the federal government, so it isn't an issue of overstepping federal authority.
I'm not aware of anything in the US Constitution that bans state and local governments from making such stupid laws.
Are you saying it violates the California constitution?
One of the points of federalism is that some states can allow such foolishness if it makes their citizens happy, and people in other states can scoff at the idiots and point out how they are happy they don't live there.
Perhaps not unconstitutional, but certainly Unamerican, as it represents a loss of liberty for both the customer and the vendor, for which there is no compelling justification. It amounts to arbitrary law...
Thanks for the ping!
The only way California could sink any lower is if Lex Luthor’s plans to nuke the San Andreas fault succeeded.
Go Lex Luthor!
(Too bad Lex cannot do that to Maryland.)
It's almost surreal how and what the left has done in just two generations. Things that are perfectly normal are banned and the most vile is promoted.
We can't live with these people, we shouldn't have to live with these people. It's time for a break up. It's either that or something really nasty. Nothing lasts forever.
(Idea stolen from a HotAir poster.)
Turkey burger, spinach quiche, and a joint....new HAPPY meal! LOL
This seems so simple to me. Reduce the price of Happy Meals by 10 cents or 5 cents or whatever. Then have the toys available for that 5 cents or 10 cents. Surely they haven’t outlawed the sale of such toys. (Or better yet — DON’T reduce the price of the meals but have the toys available for sale.)
“Tell me how this decision cannot be viewed as arbitrary or capricious?”
Of course it is, just like banning the use of other legal products on private property. You know, smoking bans. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming....
I think your definition of punishment won't bear much weight. Not being able to be given free toys it they order food with little nutritional value isn't likely to be seen as punishment by the courts.
Are you going to call any restrictions punishments? Are laws against speeding punishing people who like to drive fast?
Are state laws restricting the drinking age constitutional? Do they punish minors that wish to drink? Can states ban gambling or smoking by minors?
Fags will stick all kinds of body parts and other objects into the rear ends of themselves and each other but demand no one eat a McDonalds while enjoying a toy.
Homosexuality is a mental illness.
California is a NORML state.