Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

Easily Bypassing Toy Ban In Happy Meal In San Francisco

McDonald’s Sidesteps The Happy Meal Prohibition.  IBD.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  Those smart politicians and the like in San Francisco thought they could legislate behavior.  But not a chance.  When people have kids, those children need entertaining.  What better than to let them entertain themselves while they munch a meal.

The intent… was to increase awareness of the nutritional makeup of children’s meals.

Yeah, tell that to a kid.

… McDonald’s restaurants in San Francisco found a way around the government overreach. They’re simply charging a minimal price — 10 cents — for adding a toy to the order.

So Happy Meals remain … happy.

Good for McDonald’s.  Good for kids who still want a toy with their chicken nuggets, fries, burgers, etc.  It is a win – win situation for them both.  Let them be happy.  As for those who want to impose their brand of governmental meddling, IBD summed it up well.

But when zealots restrict people’s inherent freedom to make decisions for themselves, the human spirit will be inspired to maneuver around the statutory hurdle.