McDonald’s restaurants in San Francisco have now found a way to get around a city law that takes effect on Thursday that bans free toy giveaways with Happy Meals.
Legislation banning toys from being sold in San Francisco as part of fast-food meals that do not meet certain nutritional standards is set to go into effect in the city Thursday.
A California mother of two and The Center for Science in the Public Interest are suing McDonald’s Corp. to get the fast-food chain to stop using toys to market meals to young children.
San Francisco’s legislation prohibiting toys from fast-food meals that don’t meet certain nutritional standards may get a light-hearted skewering soon on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of a city ban on toys being included in fast-food children’s meals that fail to meet health standards.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom planned Friday to veto a city ban on toys being included in fast-food kids’ meals that fail to meet health standards, but the veto will likely be overturned by the Board of Supervisors.
An effort to force fast-food restaurants to make the meals they market to children healthier passed a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee Monday.