Need another reason to feel guilty about feeding your children that Happy Meal aside from the fat, the calories and that voice in your head asking why you can’t be bothered to actually cook a well-balanced meal now and then? Rajendra Pachauri would like to offer you one.
Millions of parents know the drill. Stevie wants to go to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal, because along with his burger and fries comes the ultimate little kid payoff: a toy
Few things are more iconic in American kid culture then the garishly decorated McDonald’s Happy Meal box.
Brunch has always been something of a social meal, one reserved for lazy weekends something to do when you have extra time and, more importantly, extra cash. So why at a time when the number of dinners that Americans are eating out is at an all-time low, and the economy has more and more people turning to their kitchens to cook for themselves, is this niche meal on the rise?
Cafe owner Sam Lippert has come up with an innovative way to cope with the recession: He’s done away with pricing and simply asks customers to pay what they want. Lippert says sales and customer count has increased markedly since the change, and he’s looking at adding more staff. Lippert spoke Tuesday with John Roberts on CNN’s “American Morning” about how he came up with the idea and how customers have reacted.