>> McDonald's says no more cheese burgers and fewer fries for kids getting happy meals. The changes announced Thursday are part of McDonald's new health strategy in an effort to cut calories for children. This is the first time the world's biggest fast food chain established global limits for calories, sodium, saturated fat and added sugar in happy meals.
McDonald's will continue to offer happy meal cheese burger but upon request. The chain had a similar strategy back in 2013, where sold and happy meals which forced some customers switch to water, milk, or juice. According to consultants and franchisees happy meals account for roughly 15% of sales in the Unites States.
McDonald's focus on health goes beyond it's menu. The company which in the past has taken heat for using toys to promote it's happy meals plans to offer books as a replacement option in 100 markets by the end of 2019