McDonald’s and Hungry Jack’s to continue giving away toys with children’s meals

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 26th August 2011

Two of Australia’s largest fast food chains, McDonald’s and Hungry Jack’s, will not be following KFC’s lead by removing toys from their children’s meals.

Both told Australian Food News that they will continue to provide toys with their children’s meals.

McDonald’s Australia’s Skye Oxenham said, “We don’t have any plans to remove our toys. McDonalds Australia has already done a lot in terms of introducing healtheir options to Happy Meals. In fact, a third of Happy Meals contain a healthy option. The toy is just an additional part of the treat.”

Likewise, Hungry Jack’s has no plans to remove toys from their children’s meal.

A spokesperson for Hungry Jack’s told Australian Food News, “The toy has been a fundamental part of its kids’ meal offering for almost 40 years.

“Hungry Jack’s is a strong supporter of and signatory to the Australian QSR Industry Initiative for Responsible Advertising to Children. In keeping with this voluntary code, the only product Hungry Jack’s advertises to children is its ‘Smart Pick’ value meal which meets the Code’s strict nutritional guidelines.”