The new food ordinance imposed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that make it ILLEGAL for restaurants to include a toy with a kid’s meal if that meal does not comply with the city’s strict nutritional guidelines went into effect on December 1st. The law is an obvious frontal attack against the McDonald’s fast food chain and their ever popular Happy Meals. But the Baron of Burgers has no intention of getting grilled by the nanny-fannies of Frisco. Instead, Mickey D has come up with a foxy gambit to get around the Happy Meal ultimatum.
Kids in San Francisco can still get their toy but it will require Mom and Dad to make a 10 cent donation to the corporation’s charity, the Ronald McDonald House. The toys are no longer offered separately but can only be obtained through the purchase of a Happy Meal and the 10 cent donation. Marvelous! In one very clever maneuver, McDonald’s will now sell even more Happy Meals in the Unicorn City by the Bay and get even more money for their worthy charity. Let’s face it, America, when it comes down to a talent tussle between governmental fruit and corporate fries, the fries slide first to the finish line each and every time. Maybe it’s all that grease.