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San Francisco Bans the Happy Meal

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San Francisco has banned the Happy Meal as we know it.

The LA Times reports:

“The ordinance would…require restaurants to provide fruits and vegetables with all meals for children that come with toys…Restaurants may include a toy with a meal if the food and drink combined contain fewer than 600 calories, and if less than 35% of the calories come from fat.”

Sadly, the current Happy Meal doesn’t make the cut.  Which means no more toys.

Some may complain that the move is just another step towards a Nanny state, but even that doesn’t ring entirely true considering that most nannies are all about giving toys to kids. So we really have no idea how to describe this new state, other than completely joyless.

Daniel Conway, spokesman for the California Restaurant Association, told the LA Times that the industry could respond by continuing to include toys but charge separately for them, or change their meals to comply with the law.

In the meantime, just because Happy Meals don’t come with toys doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them. Just look at the exciting things people can build out of fries!

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