Thursday, December 1, 2011

Taking the Happy out of Happy Meals

Did you hear the latest crap out of San Francisco? Restaurant meals can NO longer include a free toy unless they have less than 600 calories, contain fruits and veggies, and have a beverage that isn't excessively sugary or fatty. You guessed it. They took the happy right out of Happy Meals.

However, McDonald's found a way to side step the city ordinance by offering its customers the option to purchase a toy separately for 10 cents. THANK GOD for brilliant marketing!!!!!!! I mean how stupid do legislators think we really are? Most people know that when they go to fast food restaurants they ain't gettin' quality food. You don't need to legislate that we can't have a free Hello Kitty or Power Rangers toy on top of our 2,000 calorie meal if we choose to eat that shit!!!

Every now and then I enjoy a Happy Meal myself. There is just something about opening that box, eating my cheeseburger, and getting my free toy that just puts a smile on my face. I know I'm eating crap and I don't give a shit. But, I paid for it and I damn well want my free toy in my box. Now yesterday, I went whole hog and had a double cheeseburger, large fries and a diet coke ('cause a girl's gotta save calories somewhere). I didn't expect a free toy because I paid for an adult meal, however, if they had the option of purchasing an ADULT toy for 10 cents I certainly would have signed up for that deal!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! Talk about brilliant marketing McDonald's might want to start thinking about...................... That sure would put the HAPPY right on back where it counts.

1 comment:

  1. I think Mayor McCheese should take that ruling straight to the (Mc)Supreme Court!