The response came after the Californian city’s board of supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with meals that contain too much fat and sugar.
“We are extremely disappointed with this decision. It’s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for,” said McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud…
Under the ban agreed in a preliminary vote Tuesday, restaurants in San Francisco would have to provide fruit and vegetables with meals accompanied by free toys, according to the San Francisco Chronicle…
Scott Rodrick, who owns 10 McDonald’s franchises in the city, was quoted by the paper as saying: “Somehow the San Francisco Board of Supervisors just took the happy out of Happy Meals.”
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
I think they are trying more than some parents. If childhood obesity wasn't so prevalent then government wouldn't feel the need to step in.
Answer by sahlady at 8:09 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
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Answer by kerp1960 at 8:17 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Yep, I look at it as a nanny state. By reelecting the people that make these decisions they are reaffirming their local government's opinion of them (that they are too stupid to figure it out for themselves).
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
I think this is freakin GENIUS!!!! In the long run it is the American public who will foot the bill for the additional health care that these obese children will need in their adult years (even with the GOP kicking and screaming all along the way). It's basically the equivalent of having an annual physical, a dental check up with a fluoride treatment, a pap smear, a mammogram, a prostate exam, etc! It's all preventative.. like a giant prophylactic!
Answer by FeelinYummy at 8:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010