10 Shocking Facts About McDonald’s Happy Meals

Happy Meals Made To Bring Kids Back

The intention of the Happy Meal was revealed in Eric Schlosser’s book, “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.” McDonald’s tried to establish a good relationship with kids early on so they would trust and often visit the restaurant for their meals.

Healthy Choices Aren’t Often Selected

It shouldn’t be surprising that people don’t go to McDonald’s to pick out healthy options. Salads only make up 2 to 3 percent of sales for the company. Even though kids are able to get apple slices and milk with their burger or Chicken McNuggets, parents will generally cave in and get them what they want — fries and soda.