Happy Meals for adults? They're about to become a thing.
Fast food has been ON one lately. Taco Bell just rolled out their Cap’n Crunch doughnut holes, Starbucks is going to be deep-frying its coffee at fairs this summer, Chipotle is introducing chorizo to its menu, seriously fast food, it’s like you’re reading our minds and every time we have a weirdo craving, you’re at the ready with a dish that 100% does the trick.
Now, as FoodBeast reports, McDonald’s is getting in on the game-changing action and proving that the Food Gods HAVE been listening to our food prayers. That’s right, we’re getting (drumroll please) HAPPY MEALS FOR ADULTS.
McDonalds is testing these “Mini Meals” (because “Happy Meals for Adults” was apparently too much of a mouthful, pun ABSOLUTELY intended) out in select franchises. The meal consists of a “signature burger” (AKA two burger patties with white Cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and Dijon mustard on a potato bun AKA yum) with a small drink and fries. You can also get your Mini Meal with a cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger, McDouble, or McChicken. Meals range from $2.99 to $3.99.
The thing about these Mini Meals is, they’re not actually THAT practical. FoodBeast did the math, and if you get a McDouble Mini Meal vs. purchasing all the items individually, you’re actually only saving $.19. Also, if you’re looking at a Mini Meal as a healthier option to the regular sizes, I mean, yeah, you’ll be eating smaller portions, but at the end of the day, it’s still fast food, and each meal will still clock in at 660 to 820 mostly-empty calories.
Which means the only real reason to get a Mini Meal is the fact that it’s completely adorable. Which it is. So. Basically the moral of this story is it’s your four bucks, you do whatever you want with your hard-earned cash. Maybe they should sweeten the Mini Meal deal by throwing in a toy. That always was our favorite part of Happy Meals…