Not-So-Happy Meals? According to a new report from the NPD Group, sales of kids’ meals at fast-food restaurants dropped by 11% in 2008, while dollar-menu sales are up 9% in the same period. “Just as adults have moved to greater use of deals and value menus, there continues to be a shift in the way kids are ordering at restaurants or, in many cases, how their parents are ordering for them,” said Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst at NPD. The research firm also found that fewer families with kids are eating out, not necessarily a surprise given the current economic climate. The silver lining is that there should be a lot more of those talking Star Trek toys available for fans who can’t get enough of Chris Pine and Zach Quinto (what you do with the stuff that BK includes with the toy is up to you). [CSP Daily News] (Photo:

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