McDonald’s Happy Meals have been under attack recently for the inclusion of toy prizes with unhealthy food. In fact, the practice has already been banned in cities like San Francisco.
So, McDonald’s has caved into pressure and made apple slices mandatory in all Happy Meals, sacrificing a half order of fries in the process. Parents also have the option of skipping fries altogether and opting for a full serving of apple slices.
Previously, parents could replace the fries in Happy Meals with apple slices, but McDonald’s notes that only 11% of customers chose this option.
McDonald’s also told AP that the move is “absolutely not” related to looming legislation that restricts fast food marketing to children—which is undoubtedly a load of crap.
(via The Consumerist)