Burger King Adding Satisfries To Kids’ Menu Because Children Like French Fries

Having healthier menu options for kids is one thing, but convincing them that they want to eat apple slices or carrot sticks instead of fries? That’s an uphill battle for parents, says the girl whose first two words were “French fries.” As another option, Burger King is adding its healthier Satisfries option for kids’ meals. [via BurgerBusiness.com]

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Taco Bell Getting Rid Of Kids Meals Because Children Don’t Crave Fast Food At 2 A.M.

We’ve got some good news for parents constantly annoyed by their kids pestering them to go to Taco Bell just to get a kids’ meal with a toy in it — and also, some bad news for parents looking for excuses to eat South of the Border: Taco Bell is doing away with kids meals and the toys that go along with them at all U.S. restaurants. That way, it can focus more on those 20- and 30-somethings jonesing for a burrito at 2 a.m. [More]

Even Toys Aren't Enough To Tempt Children To Eat Kids Meals These Days

Even Toys Aren't Enough To Tempt Children To Eat Kids Meals These Days

It should come as good news to parents who are sick of stepping on plastic pieces of various toys that come from fast food restaurants or other chains: Kids meals aren’t as popular as they used to be, perhaps because children are just way too cool for such things at an earlier age. [More]

San Francisco Burger Kings Also Charging $.10 To Get Around Kids' Meal Toy Ban

San Francisco Burger Kings Also Charging $.10 To Get Around Kids' Meal Toy Ban

Today, San Francisco’s dreaded ban on including free toys in fast food kids’ meals kicks in. McDonald’s has already announced that it will get around the regulation by charging an additional $.10 for the definitely-not-covered-in-lead-paint-and-cadmium toys. And because everyone loves a loophole, the royal court of the Burger King has ruled that it will also follow suit. [More]

McDonald's To Make Apple Slices Mandatory In Happy Meals

McDonald's To Make Apple Slices Mandatory In Happy Meals

With at least one lawsuit pending and some municipalities trying to ban Happy Meals and other fast food kids’ meals that offer some sort of prize or gift, McDonald’s has announced that it wants to healthy-up your kids’ food by making some menu tweaks, like automatically including apple slices in Happy Meals. [More]

19 Fast Food Chains Say They'll Offer Healthier Kids' Meals

19 Fast Food Chains Say They'll Offer Healthier Kids' Meals

Parents will get to feel a bit less guilty when hauling off their rugrats to fast food joints, thanks to a pact made by 19 fast food chains. The coalition of the willing has promised to supply healthier alternatives to the traditional burger and fries option. [More]

New York City Council To Consider Happy Meal Ban

New York City Council To Consider Happy Meal Ban

Months after San Francisco’s city government voted to effectively ban fast food kids’ meals by requiring that they meet certain health requirements, legislators in New York City may soon face a similar decision. [More]

CSPI Makes Good On Threat To Sue McDonald's Over Happy Meals

CSPI Makes Good On Threat To Sue McDonald's Over Happy Meals

Almost six months ago, the Center for Science in the Public Interest gave McDonald’s an ultimatum: Remove toys from your Happy Meals or we’ll sue. Now the group has made good on its threat. [More]

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Happy Meal 'Ban'

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Happy Meal 'Ban'

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made good on his earlier promises that he would veto the recently passed kids meal ban (which isn’t actually a ban, but new regulations that would effectively ban most kids meals from being sold in the city as they are currently configured). [More]

Should A Kid's Meal Have 973 Calories?

Should A Kid's Meal Have 973 Calories?

McDonald’s may be the fast food chain most are associating with the recently approved kid’s meal regulations in San Francisco, but when it comes to calories in meals targeted to youngsters, the Golden Arches is nowhere near the worst. [More]

5 Kids Meals With Adult-Size Calories, Fat

5 Kids Meals With Adult-Size Calories, Fat

Next time you’re grabbing some breakfast with your children at McDonald’s, Wendy’s or Burger King, you might want to pay attention to the nutritional information for the kids meals you order. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine just released its list of the Five Worst Fast Food Meals to highlight those G-rated meals with R-rated calorie counts. [More]