Toy ban on Happy Meals, other fast food delayed in San Francisco

McDonald's sign
McDonald's sign

A vote on San Francisco's controversial proposed ban on toy giveaways in McDonald's Happy Meals and other fast food marketed to children will be pushed back to Nov. 2.

The controversial proposal had been up for a vote at today's meeting (Oct. 19), but the bill's prime sponsor, City Supervisor Eric Mar, said he will ask for a continuance and work on a plan to implement the law once it gains approval.

The proposal would block McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants from using toys or games to market their children's meals unless they met rules limiting salt, fat, sugar and calorie content. The meals also would have to include fruits and vegetables.