McDonald’s Circumvents S.F. Food Ordinance With Toy Fee
On Dec. 1, a new San Francisco law takes effect that prevents fast-food establishments from including toys in meals that do not meet nutritional requirements. To comply with the law, McDonald's restaurants in the city will charge a 10-cent fee if customers wish to receive a toy in Happy Meal purchases. Proceeds from the toy sales will go toward building a Ronald McDonald House to house families with children at the UC-San Francisco Hospital that is under construction in Mission Bay.
- "McDonald's Will Charge for Happy Meal Toys in SF" (Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/30).
- "Happy Meal Toys No Longer Free in San Francisco" (Park, CNN, 11/30).