From the NY Post:
McDonald’s fiercest critic on the City Council is becoming as soft as a sesame-seed bun when it comes to the hamburger conglomerate.
Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) stood shoulder-to-shoulder with McDonald’s execs yesterday at the chain’s outpost in Cambria Heights, Queens, to tout the latest version of the Happy Meal, which comes with apple slices, fewer fries and less calories.
The portly politician, whose wife said he weighs around 335 pounds, said the move by McDonald’s to slim down the Happy Meal means his threat to ban fast-food joints from giving out toys in children’s meals worked.
“You know, it was never an absolute ban. It was more of an encouragement for people to do better,” Comrie said.
“McDonald’s is taking the lead, but we have other service restaurants that we’re still looking at.”