Having Solved All Their Problems, San Fran Offers Legislation Restricting Happy Meals

On top of San Francisco considering banning pet sales, you just knew something like this had to happen

A serious move is afoot to force fast-food giants to make kids meals more nutritionally viable if they want to sell them with kid-luring toys.

In San Francisco, newly proposed legislation would ban toys from most kids meals sold at McDonald’s, Burger King and other chains unless the meals meet more stringent calorie and sodium limits. The legislation also would require fruit or veggies in each meal.

The Nanny City strikes again! Normally, I would suggest that, like with the pet stores, that the fast food places would simply close many of their locations, put more right outside the city limits. Unfortunately

The $179 billion fast-food industry is watching with intense interest – aware that menu-labeling requirements that started locally in New York City several years ago have since been copied regionally and will become federal law in 2014 under the health care act.

All you parents with jobs out there, you are, in the Governments eyes, just too half-witted to be able to feed your kids correctly. It’s cool if you are a Welfare Queen teaching your kids to live off the Government, ie, taxpayers, but, getting your kid a happy meal with a toy and no veggies? They can’t stop you personally, but, they can cause harm to the fast food joints.

“This is just another example of San Francisco taking a bad idea and making it worse,” says Daniel Conway, spokesman for the California Restaurant Association. “This ordinance will put restaurant employees in the position of playing food police.”

They’ll be deputized. Which is cool with the Government, as long as they do not check the patrons’ immigration status.

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