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McDonald’s launches Green Lantern happy meals
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Fast food restaurant chain, McDonald’s celebrates the arrival of the new Happy Meal Green Lantern: The Animated Series, in a special way. As part of this promotion, McDonald’s restaurants in Trinidad will light up in green, allusive to the characters and plot of this popular TV series. During the promotion period, guests will experience the Green Lantern effect when they visit McDonald’s at night, as the exterior lighting will change to green. Additionally, kids will be treated to free face painting at all three restaurants (The Falls at West Mall, Grand Bazaar and Cipriani Blvd) on and May 5, from 2 pm to 4 pm. A release from the company stated that as part of new menu innovations introduced in McDonald’s, the Happy Meal now has more vitamins and minerals and less sodium, sugar and calories.
A fourth item has been added—a new portion of sliced fruits for dessert—and the new portion of McFries is offered with only 100 calories, less than half the calories of the previous serving. With these changes, all possible combinations of four items have up to 600 calories, equivalent to at least one third of the recommended daily ingestion recommended by the World Health Organisation for children ages six to ten. The Green Lantern collection has eight toys that are available at McDonald’s for a limited time. The new Happy Meals will also contain the Squinkies Surprize Inside characters, which will be available for a limited time. The Squinkies collection has 16 mini dolls and pet figures. Children can also visit the Web site www.happymeal.com to play interactive games, see videos and screensavers, wallpapers and iconic graphics.