Last week, San Francisco became the first major city to make Happy Meals illegal.
The city passed an ordinance forbidding the inclusion of a free toy in any children’s meal that contains more than set levels of calories, fat, and sugar. The standards ban most McDonald’s Happy Meals as they are now served in restaurants.
Under the new law, fast-food kids meals also must contain fruits, vegetables and beverages without excessive fat or sugar to qualify for toy inclusion.
A McDonald’s spokesperson, however, says the law will take the joy out of the Happy Meal.
The measure starts next December. So, as of Dec. 20, 2011, San Francisco restaurants will no longer be able to offer free toys...READ MORE