Coming to a Happy Meal box near you is a smaller portion of fries, this according to a press release today from McDonald's. The new Happy Meal will automatically include apple slices instead of the standard kid-sized fries that used to be included. Instead, kids will receive apple slices (1/2 serving) as the side to their Hamburger, Cheeseburger or McNugget meal, in addition to a smaller serving of their golden fries (1.1 ounces). If you want apples only and no fries, they will toss in an additional bag of apples in lieu of the fries. You'll still get your choice of beverage, which I assume still means they aren't forcing parents to buy their kid milk instead of a soda with their meal.
These changes will be rolling out at a McDonald's near you nationwide by March. The new Happy Meals are available in the Philadelphia area starting today.
What do you think of this new change?