McDonald’s stops offering cheeseburgers in Happy Meals
With child obesity rate in the United States more than trippling in the last five decades, fastfood giant McDonald’s Corp. said that it is removing cheeseburgers from its Happy Meal menu in all U.S. stores in a bid to promoting healthier eating habit among kids.
The company also said that calorie in all Happy Meal menus will be cut down by as much as 600 starting June this year.
McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said that while the customers can still request for a cheeseburger, they will limit the entree choice to just hamburger or a box of chicken nuggets, hoping that it will “uniquelt benefit millions of families and build a better McDonald’s.”
It is also adding H2O to the menu while cutting down sugar content of its chocolate milk.
Over the last decade, the company has been constantly “improving” and reinventing it’s menu. And by the end of 2022, at least 50 percent of Happy Meals listed on menus in 120 markets will be 600 calories or less.