There’s an operation out there called Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the only word I’d trust in its name is “the”; they make their living bashing companies that have the temerity to listen to their customers rather than to CSPI decrees. One recent hissy fit noted that McDonald’s actually placed toys (gasp!) in Happy Meals, a practice they deemed “creepy” and “predatory,” and threatened to sue if said practice was not discontinued forthwith.
McDonald’s, as politely as they could, told CSPI to Filet-O-Fish off:
CSPI is wrong in its assertions and frivolous in its legal threats … CSPI’s twisted characterization of McDonald’s as ‘the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children’ is an insult to every one of our franchisees and employees around the world.”
Even though my brief career as a burger flipper wasn’t a particularly joyous one, I have to hope that Mickey D’s wins this one, and wins it big.