Happy Meal Ban Officially Passes in San Francisco

With a thump of his gavel moments ago, Board President David Chiu noted “This ordinance is finally passed.” What's more, it passed 8-3 — a veto-proof majority against a promised rebuke from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The legislation in question was an ordinance that will ban restaurants from handing out toys with their meals unless said meals meet strict nutritional requirements. While the ordinance's sponsor, Supervisor Eric Mar, described it as a “small step” toward combating the nation's childhood obesity problems, it could also be a large step toward triggering a lawsuit from McDonald's or other fast food behemoths.

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