We all have fond memories of slugging a ketchup-covered burger and a Coke as a 6-year-old, and if you're upset about today's youths missing out on that, rest well knowing it's still possible. The cheeseburgers will still be available in Happy Meals upon request. However, fries will also be reduced from a small fry to a special kids size, and McDonald's is planning to switch to a lower-sugar chocolate milk. Normal burgers will remain on the menu.
Part of the goal here is to get people to reconsider how they order. McDonald's already took a similar approach to Happy Meal sodas in the hopes that our kids might drink juice or milk -- or even water. Maybe if the world doesn't default to beef patties and candy juice, we'll realize that there are in fact other options.