The Nostalgic History of McDonald’s Happy Meal

Tom Blank of Weird History explains how McDonald’s captured children’s attention by introducing their iconic Happy Meal. The idea for kid-sized meals came from Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño, a franchise owner in Guatemala. The idea for including toys with the meal came from McDonald’s corporate offices.

Weird History Food is going to make you giddy with the History of the Happy Meal. McDonald’s Happy Meal started, in 1974, in of all places, Guatemala, which was its first McDonald’s franchise by Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño. You’ll get a good prize when you watch this video on every kid’s favorite meal, the Happy Meal.