Happy 30th Birthday, Happy Meal!

It began as a small box housing a hamburger, French fries with a toy inside and a soda on the side. Thirty years later, the McDonald's Happy Meal has become a fast-food staple that revolutionized the industry. The kids' meal was first introduced nationally in 1979 with a Circus Wagon Train theme and tried to attract younger customers with a McDoodler stencil, puzzle lock, McWrist wallet, ID bracelet, spinning tops and McDonaldland character erasers as the featured toys. The meal's toy became...Full Story
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