Would selling no toys help?
Chile has banned fast food joints including McDonald's, Burger King and KFC, from selling toys in the hope that this would help curb rising obesity among children.
This law infact applies to all food manufacturers, including cereal makers.
Is this in fact logical?
I understand that childhood obesity is a problem, so why not bring about a restriction in the number of restaurants..(but that wouldn't be fair to the oprn market policy, some policy makers would cry.)
But this move is perhaps worth a shot. If they are successful and a causality is indeed established, I would vote for this ban for the US and India too.
No kidding- I have a friend who eats McDonald's burgers just for the sake of those toys!
As for these fast food owners, they'll just have to come up with more innovative strategies to sell their items.