Is America’s favorite fast food restaurant after your kids??? The Center for Science in the Public Interest sure do think so and are threatening to file a big fat lawsuit against McDonald’s if they don’t stop the mayhem! According to litigation director Stephen Gardner of the CSPI:
“McDonald’s toys lure small children into McDonald’s in a marketing ploy that is ‘illegal under various state consumer protection laws.’ McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children. McDonald’s use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children’s developmental immaturity.”
The CSPI also stated that McDonald’s broke its promise to not advertise meals with over 600 calories to children. However Mickey Dees believes that their happy meals are an appropriate size for kids and offer healthy choices. As for the toys, “they are just one part of a fun, family, experience at Mcdonalds,” spokesman Willliam Whitman told press.