Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's Official - Take the Happy Out of the Happy Meal in San Francisco

(CNN) -- The San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys, as they're now served.

The ordinance, which requires McDonald's and other fast-food servings with toys to meet new nutritional standards, now goes to Mayor Gavin Newsom, who indicated before his election last week to California lieutenant governor that he would veto the law.
That veto would be meaningless because the board approved the ordinance 8-3, a veto-proof margin. With eight votes, the board could override the veto.
The new law, which San Francisco officials hope other cities will adopt in battling a child obesity epidemic, was a defeat for McDonald's, which led the fight against the measure.
"As previously stated, 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.

Read More Here - http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/09/california.fast.food.ban/index.html?hpt=T2

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

With a total unfunded liability defect of $87 Billion dollars one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, 2nd highest tax state in the nation, rated #1 for anti business regulation...California lawmakers continue to advocate for these kinds of idiocy instead of real solutions to real problems.