McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off the Happy Meal menu

McDonald’s announced on Thursday they would be removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from their famous Happy Meal menu.

Brittany King

This news may not make the kiddies out there very happy: time to play hide the cheeseburgers! 


McDonald's is slimming down its Happy Meal menu, according to the global fast-food chain's website. They will soon eradicate cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.

Given our scale and reach, we hope these actions will bring more choices to consumers and uniquely benefit millions of families, which are important steps as we build a better McDonald's.

Customers can still ask for cheeseburgers and or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered. The company has made a similar change before. Since removing soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14 percent, according to the company.


McDonalds also announced that they would be introducing bottled water as a beverage choice and that they would be replacing the small french fries that currently come with the 6-piece Chicken McNugget meal with a kids-sized bag, which will cut the number of calories and sodium in the french fries by half.


Additionally, the company said they were working on coming up with a new recipe for chocolate milk that will contain less sugar.


While these changes wont take effect immediately, the company has said they will reach U.S. locations by June.