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Customer Slams McDonald’s For Dictating Calorie Intake On Happy Meals

Chisom Ndianefo - Author
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Nov. 10 2022, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

In a now-viral Tiktok video, TikToker Kayla Collopy (@kaybabes24) introduced the new McDonald's replacement. She revealed that McDonald's limits the number of calories in their children's Happy Meals. The dish will automatically include apple slices as a replacement for the fries. As of Monday, the video had over 95,000 views.

Closely examine this, how would you feel if McDonald's started making the same decision for you while you are eating guilt-free?

Keep reading to find out more.

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How It All Started

She orders a Happy Meal for her kid through a McDonald's drive-thru window in the video, and the employee informs her that she won't be able to have fries in her kid's meal; instead, apple slices will be served. The happy hamburger meal contains an average of 475 calories, according to McDonald's. The drive-through worker told Collopy of the change after Collopy placed his order.

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“I don’t have the choice in what my child consumes?”

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Kayla asks the employee, to which the response was no.

McDonald's Makes Adjustments To Happy Meals

When Collopy gets to the window, he inquires about the policy again and mentions that they continue to sell the Big Mac and McFlurry, two foods with high-calorie counts. The employee notes that despite her attempts to carry out the customer's wishes, the management keeps changing them.

The next video shows Collopy trying to order a happy meal with full fries at a different McDonald's. There wasn't anything wrong with the order there. The video developer discusses their most recent menu additions toward the clip's conclusion.

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Mixed Reactions From The Video

People have expressed many opinions about the film, which has become popular, by posting them in the comments section. One said:

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About 95% of McDonald’s nationwide are owned by local managers, not actual corporate stores. So, even though the two McDonald’s are in the same area.

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While another added:

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This explains why the last 2 times my kids got apple slices.

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Someone remarked:

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The McDonald’s I work at told us the same thing. When we ring up the happy meal apple slices automatically ring in. But the cashier can change it.

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Adult Happy Meal Vs. Children Happy Meal

These adjustments are reportedly being made due to McDonald's two limited-edition lunch boxes that were created in association with the streetwear company Cactus Plant Flea Market.

The new meal boxes were developed to evoke nostalgia; they are essentially Happy Meals for adults.

Both meals were served with the same item. The children's meal only has reduced portion sizes; there are no differences between the fries and nuggets.

The Happy Meal for youngsters includes two sides, a small serving of fries, and a box of apple slices. It comes with 1% milk as the beverage, whereas the adult meal lets you choose from various fountain drinks.

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