McDonald’s to Experiment With Mini-Gyms

According to the Chicago Tribune, McDonald’s is “getting serious” about childhood obesity.

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

The gyms “would replace the slide-centric PlayPlaces with a setup offering sports-oriented activities such as stationary exercise bikes, rope climbing and other aerobic activities for kids up to 12 years of age.”

Stationary exercise bikes? Does anyone feel like calculating how long it will take your kid to burn off a Big Mac? We’re all ears. —MEGHANN MARCO

McDonald’s trying a new play on PlayPlace
[Chicago Tribune]