McDonalds Announces Removal Of Cheeseburgers From Happy Meals

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While most people are upset about this menu change, I’m over here trying to figure out why they’re not throwing the whole menu away…

Via people.com:

McDonald’s announced on Thursday they would be removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from their Happy Meal menu.

Why?

Because the fast food company wants all of their Happy Meal options to consist of 600 calories or fewer and contain less than 650 milligrams of soda. Additionally, McDonald’s wants to ensure that less than 10% of the meal’s calories come from saturated fat and added sugar — and right now cheeseburgers and chocolate milk don’t make the cut.

Of course, customers will still be able to purchase both menu items with their Happy Meal orders, but cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be listed as default choices.

Four years ago, McDonald’s made a similar change when it eliminated soda from the Happy Meal menu options, and since then orders for it with the kid’s meal have been reduced by 14%.

While these changes won’t take effect immediately, the company has said they will reach U.S. stores by June.

McDonald’s announced on Thursday they would be removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from their Happy Meal menu.

Why?

Because the fast food company wants all of their Happy Meal options to consist of 600 calories or fewer and contain less than 650 milligrams of soda. Additionally, McDonald’s wants to ensure that less than 10% of the meal’s calories come from saturated fat and added sugar — and right now cheeseburgers and chocolate milk don’t make the cut.

Of course, customers will still be able to purchase both menu items with their Happy Meal orders, but cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be listed as default choices.

Four years ago, McDonald’s made a similar change when it eliminated soda from the Happy Meal menu options, and since then orders for it with the kid’s meal have been reduced by 14%.

While these changes won’t take effect immediately, the company has said they will reach U.S. stores by June.

And those aren’t all of the changes that are coming to the Happy Meal.

McDonald’s also announced that they would be introducing bottled water as a beverage choice and that they would be replacing the small french fries that currently come with the 6-piece Chicken McNugget meal with a kids-sized bag, which will cut the amount of calories and sodium in the fries by half.

Additionally, the company said they were working on coming up with a new recipe for chocolate milk that will contain less sugar.

 

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