Occupy McDonald’s — Happy Meal Toy Ban Edition [COMIC]

In late 2010, news broke that Happy Meal Toys were banned in San Francisco. Almost a year later, just before the new law was set to go into effect, McDonald’s lawyers conveniently outsmarted the ban, finding a neat loophole of which they could still dole out their Happy Meal toys. What’s even more, they even managed to turn a prospective negative, into a positive.

Our talented Peter Pham has illustrated the issue, as we’re sure there’s bound to be plenty more back-and-forth between the massive burger corporation and cities like San Francisco.


By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

1 reply on “Occupy McDonald’s — Happy Meal Toy Ban Edition [COMIC]”

A ban on toys? Is this designed to discourage kids from wanting a happy meal because it doesn’t automatically have toys in it, so they make better food choices? I doubt it. Plus, it pisses parents off to go through the drive thru assuming the toy is in there and it’s not and then have to deal with an upset child. This just gives more reasons to hate the corporate machine. I don’t get the logic behind it anyway. I mean, every year the price of the happy meal goes up about 10 cents anyway due to the inflation of the dollar. Why not include the toy? It’s boils down to money. You have to ask for napkins, a straw, more than 2 ketchups. They are nickel and diming America to add a few million dollars into the top people. McDonald’s is constantly trying to find more ways of ripping people off. It’s not cheap food anymore. Not that any of this matters to me personally. I boycotted McDonald’s over 10 years ago. I don’t go there because it’s just unhealthy. Fast food is slowly killing American’s. 

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