San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy Meals

San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy Meals

After months of talking about the topic, San Francisco’s board of supervisors has gone and done it, approving a measure that would effectively end the sale of most McDonald’s Happy Meals — and most other fast food kids’ meals — within city limits. [More]

CSPI: McDonald's Happy Meal Lawsuit Will Happen In Next Couple Weeks

CSPI: McDonald's Happy Meal Lawsuit Will Happen In Next Couple Weeks

With so much attention being paid to San Francisco’s proposed law that would take the toys out of most kids meals, it’s easy to forget that the fast-food haters at the Center for Science In the Public Interest had given McDonald’s 30 days to remove toys from Happy Meals or face a lawsuit. That was back in June. Over 90 days ago. So what happened? [More]

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

Yesterday, the proposed legislation that would remove toys from kids meals in San Francisco unless they met specific health requirement got one step closer to reality, as a board of supervisors committee recommended that the law go before the full board for a vote. [More]

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

While the Center for Science in the Public Interest hasn’t yet made good on its threat to sue McDonald’s for continuing to put toys in their Happy Meals, the city of San Francisco is considering a law that could have your children asking “where’s my toy?” the next time you head to the Golden Arches and other fast food joints. [More]

Parents Group Calls Happy Meal Version Of The Human Torch A
"Horrifying Spectacle"

Parents Group Calls Happy Meal Version Of The Human Torch A "Horrifying Spectacle"

I’m having trouble telling whether the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is serious, or whether someone at the organization saw that Venture Brothers episode and got confused, so I’ll just describe what they’re doing and you can decide for yourselves. The group has launched a letter writing campaign to demand that McDonald’s stop giving out Marvel superhero toys, specifically The Thing and The Human Torch, because they’re too violent. [More]

CSPI Wants To Make Your McDonald's Happy Meal Sad

CSPI Wants To Make Your McDonald's Happy Meal Sad

Perennial buzzkills at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have decided to set their sights on McDonald’s, issuing the fast food giant an ultimatum: Stop putting toys in their Happy Meals in the next 30 days or face a lawsuit. [More]

California County Wants To Take The Toy Out Of Your Happy Meal

California County Wants To Take The Toy Out Of Your Happy Meal

If your kids pester you into purchasing McDonald’s Happy Meals, they could be severely disappointed the next time they visit Santa Clara County in California, where the county supervisors have voted to pass a law forbidding toys in Happy Meals and other fast food kids meals that don’t meet the county’s nutritional guidelines. [More]

This 1-Year-Old Happy Meal Has Aged Surprisingly Well

This 1-Year-Old Happy Meal Has Aged Surprisingly Well

Have you ever wondered what a McDonald’s Happy Meal looks like after it’s sat on a shelf (not in a freezer) for a year? This seems like one of those things I would learn accidentally, but writer Nonna Joann Bruso decided to find out on purpose.

The results? Not as disgusting as you might think, which itself is sort of disgusting.

McDonald's Combo Meal Includes Gun And Bags Of Pot

McDonald's Combo Meal Includes Gun And Bags Of Pot

A South Carolina teenager got more than he expected from a McDonald’s in Charleston, according to WIS 10 news in Columbia. And, no, we’re not talking supersize fries. After placing his order and paying, he drove up to the pickup window, where the attendant asked him, “who gets the bags?” The customer said it didn’t matter, so the Mcster handed him three bags — two containing food for the driver and his passenger, and one with some extras: a loaded handgun and bags of weed.

McDonald's Happy Meals Now Come With An F Word

McDonald's Happy Meals Now Come With An F Word

McDonald’s is being accused of handing out profane CDs in their Happy Meals.

Stephen Colbert Weighs In On McDonald's Sponsored Report Cards

Stephen Colbert Weighs In On McDonald's Sponsored Report Cards

Stephen Colbert interviewed Susan Pagan, a mother offended by McDonalds’ sponsorship of her daughter’s elementary school report card, for his segment “People Destroying America.”

McDonald's Advertises On Elementary School Report Cards

McDonald's Advertises On Elementary School Report Cards

UPDATE: McDonald’s Stops Advertising On Elementary School Report Cards

McDonald’s to Experiment With Mini-Gyms

“It is considering replacing play areas in thousands of its restaurants with kids’ gyms where young customers can burn off their Happy Meals.”

Get a Hummer With Your Happy Meal!

To the spittle-spraying vehemence of environmental groups, McDonald’s is giving away a free Hummer with every Happy Meal.