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McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Thursday 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose soda as a beverage in the U.S. after it was scrubbed from menus and marketing materials between July of last year and May. That's down from 56 percent in the year-ago period. "I would expect that this would continue to go down," said Julia Braun, director of nutrition at McDonald's. The results were noted in a report commissioned by McDonald's Corp. to track its progress on a pledge made in late 2013 with the Alliance for a Healthier...

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