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Fast Food Getting Friendlier

Dec 30, 2014 10:48PM

McDonald’s USA is making nutrition choices easier and more plentiful for families in North Texas with the introduction of a fresh, whole fruit side in kids’ meals, Cuties California Clementines joining their lineup of Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-GURT low-fat strawberry yogurt. Cuties, grown in California, will be available for a limited time during their peak season through March.They may also be purchased á la carte.

Before introducing them to restaurants nationwide, McDonald’s tested Cuties in approximately 70 restaurants around Austin, Texas. The company is also testing smaller-sized “junior” bananas at restaurants in the Austin and Denver, Colorado areas.

The introduction of Cuties supports McDonald’s partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, to increase access to fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, and to help families make informed choices.

“We’re excited to offer Cuties at our North Texas restaurants. This is another great example of how we are always looking for ways to bring wholesome options for all of our customers,” says Arminda Grissett, owner/operator of several local McDonald’s restaurants.

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