But, some people do.
You might recall that some 13 months ago, San Francisco passed a ban that would be effective tomorrow Thursday December 1st, in which it would not only limit the amount of calories per kids’ meal (600 calories) but that would also prevent fast food restaurants from giving toys away for free with the purchase of the meal.
Well, effective tomorrow, the 19 McDonald’s outlets they have in the Bay Area City, will sell the toys separately for 10 cents with the purchase of the children’s combos. These funds in turn would go towards a project through its Ronald McDonald House Charity. This is the way the giant super fast-food chain has chosen to comply with the new ordinance that forbids restaurants from offering toys with the purchase of a kid’s meal, unless the servings have less than 600 calories, a drink option that is not high in sugar or fat, and that also includes a portion of fruits and/or vegetables.
While McD’s began offering apple slices, downsized the servings of fries and introduced both low-fat milk and fat-free chocolate milk and apple juices, this may have not been enough to calm down the Corporate Accountability International group, who claims that McDonald’s is using a charity that helps children to defend a practice that contributes to a range of diet-related conditions.
I guess you can’t please everyone.