McDonald’s toy sale skirts Happy Meal restrictions
(Reuters) McDonald Corp is skirting a new Canada Goose Outlet San Francisco law that aims to curb toy giveaways in sugar and fat laden restaurant meals for children by selling its popular Happy Meal toys for 10 cents each.
A man carries his food as he leaves a McDonald’s restaurant in Arlington,Virginia, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young
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than fight city hall, I am complying with the letter of the law, canada goose coats on sale said McDonald franchisee Scott Rodrick, who owns just over half of the 19 McDonald franchises in San Francisco.
Rodrick and other San Francisco franchisees with the company blessing plan to charge 10 cents to add a toy to the company popular Happy Meals for children. The toys are not offered for sale without the purchase of a canada goose clearance sale Happy Meal, the company said.
Proceeds from the San Francisco toy sales will be used to help build a new Ronald McDonald House in the city. Those facilities, which are operated by a McDonald charity, give free or low cost housing to families seeking treatment for a sick child.
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Under pressure Canada Goose outlet sale from San Francisco and other cities, McDonald and other restaurant chains have canada goose uk shop taken small steps to improve the nutritional profile of their meals for children.
McDonald is giving its Happy Meals cheap Canada Goose a makeover reducing the french fry portion by more than half and adding apple slices. McDonald restaurants early next year.
But the new Happy Meal buy canada goose jacket cheap still doesn meet San Francisco nutritional guidelines, which were based on uk canada goose recommendations from the National Academies Institute of Medicine.
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the San Francisco ordinance, said he still sees the law as a victory despite the maneuver from McDonald
little local law canada goose had a major impact on the whole fast food industry, said Mar. going to be slow, but at least we feel that we moving them in the right direction.
Representatives from the Center for Science and the Public Interest and Corporate Accountability International were less charitable, calling the move by the world largest fast food chain
Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at CSPI, said canada goose clearance McDonald response skirts the whole spirit of the law.
Wootan added that McDonald has the creative muscle to come up with healthy alternatives that appeal to children.
knows how to make food fun, she said. just need to try to maker healthier food fun for kids use that marketing brilliance that they have to promote health instead of undermine it.
While cities and communities around the country have expressed interest in passing similar laws, McDonald Canada Goose Parka said it has no plans to challenge San Francisco law.