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 Happy Meal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Happy Meal was the brainchild of St.
Often the Happy Meal is themed to promote a current movie.
A new type of Happy Meal named 'Pasta Zoo' is to be lauched in Australia in early January 2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Happy_Meal   (790 words)

 Happy Meal - Uncyclopedia
Happy Meal is a term to used to describe psychoactive food which is created (or marketed, if distributed by fast food chains) for children with the sole purpose of making parents happy.
Happy meals are widely known as a children's food whenever they come to McDonald's, but the real secret is that good old Ronald McDonald himself drugged the foods so the kids would be addicted and want to return to his crappy chain restaurant.
Some Happy Meals on the market are considered depressants, such as those containing fruit or vegetables, but can be used as precursors of other potentially psychoactive meals, for example, the cheeseburger Happy Meal which could be eaten without ketchup for a milder sedatory effect prior to drinking a chocolate shake.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Happy_Meal   (477 words)

 The Cincinnati Post
And so the McDonald's Happy Meal, a huge moneymaker for the fast-food company, was born, pairing a child-size meal with a tiny toy.
Happy Meals lure millions of children to McDonald's Corp. restaurants, and also bring in sales from parents who pick up a Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets for themselves when they stop in.
Happy Meals are served at 31,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and have made McDonald's the world's biggest distributor of toys.
www.cincypost.com /2004/08/19/happy081904.html   (560 words)

 Happy Meal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
My son quickly consumed the contents of the Happy Meal as I performed the pre-flight ritual.
I didn't think much of it when he brought the Happy Meal box on-board as we wiggled our way into the front seat of my Tri-pacer.
With a particularly cute little gleam in his eye, he slowly opened his Happy Meal box to reveal a very nice looking roll of toilet paper.
pacer.calpoly.edu /tri/pacer/happymeal.html   (411 words)

 "Happy Meal Spirituality" : Articles : HEARTLIGHT® Magazine
Every time they go there, the cry goes up, “I want a Happy Meal!” Usually John gives in to the pleas of his children and buys each child a “Happy Meal.” And they’re happy...at least for two minutes.
Ortberg explains: “When you get older, you don’t get any smarter; your Happy Meals just get more expensive.” Our culture bombards us with deceiving messages that our contentment is just a step away — a newer car, a bigger home, more money, maybe even a new spouse.
The next time you’re in a McDonald’s, let your visit remind you that lasting happiness is not found in a hamburger or anything or anyone else.
www.heartlight.org /articles/200211/20021106_happymeal.html   (688 words)

 Happy Meal reaches milestone
Back then, the marketing powers figured what would draw children to the meal was the box, so they shaped the first one like a circus train car.
This month, as McDonald's celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Happy Meal, kids today still eat the food (the fries, anyway), toss the box and keep the toy.
Across the country, patrons lined up in the predawn hours before McDonald's opened to snag as many Happy Meals as possible just for the "babies." Sometimes, the food, untouched, was ditched in the nearest trash can.
www.azcentral.com /ent/pop/articles/0715happymeal15.html   (726 words)

 McDonald's launches Happy Meals for adults - May. 11, 2004
Meals will be sold only for a short period of time, until June 7.
Happy Meals are another way for it to offer customers a balanced option.
The adult meal, priced at $5.99 a box, includes a choice of McDonald's four premium salads, a "stepometer" that clips on a belt and counts the number of steps you take in a day, and a "Step With It!" booklet with tips for walking and working out.
money.cnn.com /2004/05/11/news/fortune500/mcdonalds_happymeal/?cnn=yes   (469 words)

 Happy Meal let chain pair food, fun - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Happy Meals lure millions of children to McDonald's Corp. restaurants, and bring in sales from parents who pick up a Big Mac or Chicken McNuggets for themselves when they stop in.
Children like the taste of a Happy Meal but are drawn by its toys —; from "Star Trek" space rings in 1979 to Teeny Beanie Babies in 1997 to small video games last year.
Officials at McDonald's won't give any specifics about Happy Meal sales, but say they were up last year over 2002, and that they expect to sell 40 million more this year than in 2003.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Aug/22/bz/bz12a.html   (588 words)

 Sad times for Happy Meals: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
People familiar with the Happy Meal business say the decline has been 6 percent to 7 percent over the past two years combined, and some McDonald's franchisees say that that is consistent with their experience.
The Happy Meal -- which consists of an entree (hamburger, cheeseburger or chicken nuggets), fries, small drink and free toy -- is crucial to McDonald's.
The 1976 introduction of the Happy Meal and subsequent arrival of in-restaurant playgrounds gave McDonald's a dominant share of the fast-food market for kids, which remains an insignificant business for competitors like Wendy's International Inc. and Yum Brands Inc., parent of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell.
www.sun-sentinel.com /business/bal-happymeals030303,0,1879862.story   (1102 words)

 Search for the Ultimate Happy Meal
He recently co-edited a major scientific work on happiness called, "Well-being." Martin Seligman, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist, also wrote a new book called "Authentic Happiness." Psychologists are now beginning to understand why some people are happy and others are not.
Happy people judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have.
Even physical health, assumed by many to be key to happiness, only has an impact if people are very ill. Those who are sick often bear up well while hypochondriacs cling to misery despite their robust health.
home.gci.net /~stjohn1/sermons/2002/dec15.02.htm   (1818 words)

 X-Entertainment: The E.T. Happy Meal!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With that said and done, all E.T. had to do was make his Happy Meal attractive to young souls who liked greasy cheeseburgers.
Best of all, these Happy Meals came out when E.T. was still originally in theaters - so in addition to making children scream with alien delight, E.T. was afforded the chance to pick up a few new fans.
This Happy Meal box's main feature was a cutout kit which let you dress up E.T. in a variety of different ways.
www.x-entertainment.com /articles/0757   (1629 words)

 McDonald's to sell adult Happy Meals U.S.-wide - Food Inc. - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After testing the Go Active meal — a Happy Meal for adults — in 150 Indiana restaurants, McDonald's has decided to sell it across America.
Happy Meal for grown-ups national later this year, as it responds to demand for healthier options on its menu, its top marketing executive said on Wednesday.
Happy Meal, which sold for about $4.99 in the test market, will be introduced throughout the United States around the middle of this year, a company spokesman said.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4088818   (585 words)

 The Not Exactly Happy Meal - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The rap on Happy Meals is that kids are lured by the toys into eating unhealthy foods.
She did say the Danang facility produces only a portion of McDonald's Happy Meal toys, not adding where the rest are produced.
It keeps the cost of Happy Meals low enough to lure the parents being nudged by their kids, who want the toys and enjoy the food.
forbes.com /2005/05/13/cx_da_0513topnews.html?partner=weekly_newsletter   (819 words)

 The Savior's Happy Meal - Children's Sermons from Sermons4kids.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For most children, their favorite part of the Happy Meal is the toy.
I will admit that I was pretty happy about the fries, but as good as they were, when they were gone, I wasn't really satisfied.
When we eat this Happy Meal, we are reminded that Jesus loved us so much that he died on the cross so that you and I could have everlasting life in heaven with him.
www.sermons4kids.com /happy-meal.html   (329 words)

 Collectors hungry for Happy Meal toys
For 25 years, parents in search of a quick, cheap meal for their children have turned to McDonald's Happy Meals.
On the silver anniversary of the Happy Meal, we caught up with a few local collectors to find out why they don't want to part with their toys.
So Happy Meals were always the easiest thing to get because you got a drink, fries and they always liked cheeseburgers.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2004/09/18/tem_tem1a.html   (677 words)

 Crosswalk.com - The Happy Meal
Let me tell you what a happy meal is. It's when the whole family sits around the table and shares highlights of the day.
It's the squeals that erupt when someone drops a chicken leg on the floor and we all scramble to tackle the dog as he runs away with his prize.
In the process of preparing this happy meal we will one day share with Christ Himself, it's important that our own mealtime in the home be fun and enjoyable.
www.crosswalk.com /family/1227582.html   (474 words)

 May 2003 > 3-D Fun: McDonald's Debuts Summer Happy Meal Lineup | NACS Online
The summer Happy Meal lineup will be offered from May 2 through mid-September, and will include fashion dolls, retro properties, kid movies, 3-D experiences, classic favorites and electronic handheld games from SEGA.
"When looking into kid-cool Happy Meal toys, there are specific ingredients for success: the toy has to be high quality, engaging and have tremendous play value," noted Linhardt.
The 2003 Summer of Fun Happy Meal lineup includes action figures form The Bratz Pack, He-Man and The Masters of the Universe.
www.nacsonline.com /NACS/News/Daily_News_Archives/May2003/nd0521036.htm   (335 words)

 happy-meal - ro73   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is a nice Group of Twenty Happy Meal Toys in the original Packaging.
Happy Meal Series: Furby Toy Name: Fox Soft Toy (#10) Dates Featured at McDonald's: 3/23 - 4/07/2000 Condition: This Happy Meals toy is still in the original UNOPENED packaging joyc
This the #4 McDonald's Happy Meal Toy from the Chronicles of Narnia collection - Mr.
www.toy-adz.com /prod/2824--happy-meal   (984 words)

 McDonald's to offer game device with Happy Meal - Dec. 2, 2004
For that reason, McDonald's Corp. (Research) is hoping you'll pony up for a distraction, specifically its new Happy Meal toy.
The fast-food giant said Thursday that each Happy Meal purchased between Dec. 3 and Dec. 27 will come with a handheld gaming device -- based on one of Sega's video characters.
McDonald's launched its Happy Meal in 1979, and the promotion with Sega is a part of McDonald's "25th Years of Happiness" celebration, said Hegenderfer.
money.cnn.com /2004/12/02/news/fortune500/mcdonalds_sega   (333 words)

 Marketplace: No more Disney in your Happy Meal
STEVE JOBS: The marketing that they've done in the past has certainly provided, you know, a lot of free Happy Meal toys out there, which has made a lot of kids happy, and a lot of toy manufacturers, uh, not so happy.
One of the most outspoken critics of the Happy Meal tie-ins has been writer Eric Schlosser.
Schlosser says he hopes Hollywood really is walking away from the Happy Meal, and that ultimately pressures the fast-food industry to offer healthier fare.
marketplace.publicradio.org /shows/2006/05/08/PM200605083.html   (579 words)

 " + Title + "   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
So, being a true geek, I choose only to buy a Happy Meal® everytime I visit McDonald's in hopes that ABIT or ASUS learn from the ultra-high sales of Happy Meals and begin bundling useful and cool stuff with their merchandise, not some useless software from Planet Zoo-Koo that does nothing at all!
Today, I'll be taking the opportunity to show you guys why Happy Meals® are worth every penny.
We're going to take a comprehensive look at one of McDonald's offerings with their Happy Meal: Tiki Hut Nemo, which has been idling on my shelf for the past 3 months.
www.rojakpot.com /showarticle.aspx?artno=133   (230 words)

 Amazon.com: McDonald Happy Meal Toys from the Eighties: Books: Joyce Losonsky,Terry Losonsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hundreds of color photographs illustrate the wide variety of Happy Meal promotions of this decade, including boxes, bags, premiums, and advertising materials.The authors have established a definitive numbering system which identifies and distinguishes each of the items, and check-off boxes are provided to help you organize and document your own collection.
Joyce and Terry Losonsky are a husband and wife team from Columbia, Maryland, who became enthused about McDonald's toys along with their four children soon after the toys began to appear.
McDonald's Happy Meal Toys from the Eighties is a great book for any McDonald's or Fast Food Toy collector.
www.amazon.com /McDonald-Happy-Meal-Toys-Eighties/dp/0764303228   (843 words)

 X-Entertainment: McDonald's 'Changeables' Happy Meal Toys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The McDonald's Happy Meals were always a little hit or miss - sometimes kids would receive toys they liked even better than normal, store-bought figures.
As far as Happy Meal toys go, there were few cooler than the Changeables.
Of course, almost no Happy Meal toy is valuable, even dating back to the much older ones.
www.x-entertainment.com /articles/0724   (1555 words)

 NarniaWeb - Narnia Happy Meal Details
McDonald’s guests will receive one of eight characters and a specially designed pop-up diorama inspired by the film, with the purchase of a Happy Meal® or Mighty Kids Meal®, at participating restaurants nationwide, while supplies last.
Each McDonald’s Happy Meal featuring The Chronicles of Narnia includes an articulated action figure and interactive pop-up book that provides a richly detailed play environment to bring the film to life.
UPDATE: We have pictures of the Happy Meal boxes and all the figurines and their accompanying dioramas.
www.narniaweb.com /news.asp?id=708   (449 words)

 happy-meal - ro73   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is the Wendy's Happy Meal Toy from the Curious George collection - George with Hula Hoop.
Happy Meal Series: Furby Toy Name: Fox Soft Toy (#10) Dates Featured at McDonald's: 3/23 - 4/07/2000 Condition: This Happy Meals toy is still in the original UNOPENED packaging
McDonald Happy Meal Toy TY #11 WADDLE Beanie baby.
www.toys-hunter.com /prod/2825--happy-meal   (983 words)

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