Hey McDonald's, Adventure Time Is Also for Girls

Seriously, when is enough enough? Adventure Time has some great female characters, and gender-swapping storylines, so why does the fast food chain think it's a good idea to market an Adventure Time Happy Meal line, and cut out all the female characters? » 1/15/14 5:30pm 1/15/14 5:30pm

San Francisco Is No Match For McDonald's Evil Genius

San Francisco's ban on Happy Meal toys goes into effect tomorrow, but McDonald's has already devised a plan that will allow them to keep selling the toys, and may even encourage sales of the kids' meals. Since restaurants in the city can't include a toy with a meal that doesn't meet certain nutritional standards, the… » 11/30/11 9:30am 11/30/11 9:30am

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Reducing Calories In Kids Meals

The company that owns both Olive Garden and Red Lobster, Darden Restaurants Inc., will be reducing the calories and sodium in its kids meals in an effort to provide healthier options in light of concerns about obesity in children. » 9/17/11 2:55pm 9/17/11 2:55pm

McDonald's Sued Over Happy Meal Toys

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing McDonald's, accusing the chain of unfair marketing for using Happy Meal toys to lure children. A McDonald's rep responded, "Parents consistently tell us they approve of our Happy Meals." » 12/16/10 9:25am 12/16/10 9:25am

San Francisco Bans Toys From Happy Meals

Starting next month in San Francisco, meals containing more than 600 calories and 35% calories from fat can't include a toy. Lawmakers say Happy Meal toys encourage childhood obesity, but a McDonald's rep responds, "It's not what our customers want." » 11/04/10 9:22am 11/04/10 9:22am

Fantastic Fast-Food Mascot Dances To Bieber And Ke$ha

The mascot for the Filipino fast-food restaurant Jollibee dances to Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Ke$ha, and Beyonce, all while wearing a sweaty costume. Yet Ronald McDonald expects us to buy fries just because he wears a red wig and giggles? » 7/12/10 12:50pm 7/12/10 12:50pm

Fat-Shamer MeMe Roth To Opponent: "Don't Be An Ass"

MeMe Roth is pretty excited about Santa Clara County's proposed ban on toys in Happy Meals, and disagreeing with her apparently makes commentator Mike Gallagher "an ass." » 4/29/10 11:00am 4/29/10 11:00am