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McDonald's nostalgia: Adult Happy Meals on the menu this fall

Jennifer Geer

For a limited time, you can relive your childhood by ordering a grownup Happy Meal at McDonald's

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(CHICAGO) The Chicago-based fast-food chain knows its Happy Meals are a favorite childhood memory for many. McDonald's is serving up a dose of nostalgia by offering adult Happy Meals for a limited time only.

McDonald's announced in a news release, "Everyone remembers their first Happy Meal as a kid... and the can’t-sit-still feeling as you dug in to see what was inside. That little red box could turn a regular Tuesday into the best. day. ever. And now, we’re reimagining that experience in a whole new way – this time, for adults."

Earlier this month McDonald's reminded customers of this sad fact on its Facebook page, "one day you ordered a Happy Meal for the last time and you didn't even know it."

"I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life," one person responded.

But as it turns out, that didn't have to be the last time. Beginning next week on Monday, October 3rd, and lasting through October 30th, McDonald's customers can order the Cactus Plant Flea Market Meal Box which includes your choice of Big Mac or 10-piece chicken Mc McNuggets, fries, and a drink.

And, of course, a toy is also included, a collectible figurine of traditional characters, Grimace, the Hamburglar, and Birdie, and a new exclusive, Cactus Buddy.

Cactus Plant Flea Market is a popular streetwear brand that has teamed up with Kanye West and Pharrell in recent years.

McDonald's tweeted this sneak preview of the toys a few days ago.

"We're taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald's experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that's hyper-relevant for our adult fans," said Tariq Hassan, McDonald's USA chief marketing and customer experience office in the press release. “I can’t wait to give fans a unique piece of art and culture as we dive headfirst into the dynamic world of Cactus Plant Flea Market together next week.”

And there's more when you purchase a Cactus Plant Flea Market Box through the McDonald's App, you will be entered for a chance to win Cactus Plant merchandise and McDonald's items.

McDonald's corporate headquarters is located at Randolph and Carpenter Streets in Chicago's West Loop.

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