The kids might not understand it, but the local Haight McDonald’s won’t be allowed to give away toys until they change their menu. The vote was anticipated to go either way with the Board of Supervisor’s when the axe was dropped on years upon years of Happy Meal toys.
I was laughing with my friends about how the timing was perfect. Just in time for Christmas, toys are scrooged in some way. Are Christmas elves crying in the bushes of Golden Gate Park and binging on grilled chicken sandwiches, apple snackers and yogurt parfaits? Perhaps I am being dramatic.
However, as I have said in previous articles about this issue, I am still waiting to see if McDonald’s can turn their menu around completely. I really hope they accept the challenge with positivity and surprise us all. At least in this neighborhood! Do any of the shining minds in residency here in the Haight have any menu suggestions?
I bet McDonald’s could serve the most healthy and affordable food in their restaurant if they just tried to do it in San Francisco. Could you imagine the lines that would form?
Another thing I would like to see the McDonald’s in the Haight do differently is give toys with a cause and charge something reasonable for them. I really like this program at Cole Hardware that involves featuring toys. The program at Cole Hardware helps kids in need by selling a toy that is locally made. $1 of the sales goes to Arriba Junto.
If your kid is missing their McDonald’s toy, get them a greener one that shows them the real meaning of Christmas all in one. Go to Cole and check out their toy display and make as many suggestions as you can think of to the McDonald’s website.