McDonald's announced that it will discontinue including toys in its Happy Meals because it wants to focus on its food and not its toys. Because multiple law suits, McDonald's came to this conclusion. Happy Meals were making parents unhappy on account of they are high in fat, calories, salt and sugar. As a result, kids were more attracted to the toys than the food. A group called "Corporate Accountability" also wants McDonald's to retire its clown due to it is directed at getting children to bring their parents into the restaurant and not vice versa.
The group was complaining as a result of McDonald's use of clowns and toys to sell unhealthy food to impressionable children. McDonald's responded saying that its marketing practices are responsible, and that its food is high quality. This is a big issue for lower-income and communities of color for the reason of they "often have limited access to grocery stores and increased access to fast food stores," says the group's spokesperson (speaker). For now, everyone is happy since parents can focus on helping their children make healthy food choices, and because McDonald's can focus on their food rather than law suits.
law suit (n.) – a problem or complaint that a person or company brings to a court of law to be settled
retire (n.) – stop working (usually after reaching a specific age)
vice versa (n.) – the opposite or reverse order stated
use (n.) – usage
impressionable (adj.) – someone who is impressionable is easily influenced, especially because they are young