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McDonald's Removing Iconic Happy Meal Items

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McDonald's has been making a push to provide a healthier menu for their customers for some time now. With the addition of salads, wraps, and more chicken options, the iconic chain restaurant is slowly but surely making their food choices a little more calorie-friendly.

The Golden Arches are also planning on encouraging kids to read, after facing backlash for promoting their Happy Meals with toys...because apparently that was an issue. The company is planning on offering books as replacements for kids who would rather that than a toy. Coupled with healthier choices, it seems like McDonald's is trying to become a more family-oriented restaurant.

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However, as many will point out, if you're going to McDonald's then you're probably not worried about the calories you're consuming. Growing up, going to McDonald's was an absolute treat. My parents made it clear that fast food was not our best option for nutritious food, but that meant that when we did go to McDonald's, it was even more special.

My favorite treat was the cheeseburger Happy Meal. I felt so grown up, don't ask me why, to be eating a cheeseburger. I mean COME ON! That's definitely adult food right there.

But unfortunately for my inner child, McDonald's is making some changes to their Happy Meal menu, and it's seeing two fan-favorite items taken completely off the menu. But don't worry, there's a way around it.

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