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McDonald’s introduces Happy Meals for adults

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

First of all, w’e’re going to pretend adults don’t already order kid’s Happy Meals, but on Oct. 3, 2022, McDonald’s is introducing Happy Meals for adults.

Happy Meals for adults
Images courtesy of McDonald’s

The boxed meals – called the Cactus Plant Flea Market Meal Box – are the result of a collaboration between the fast food chain and Cactus Plant Flea Market (CPFM), a streetwear fashion label known for signature dye treatments, embroidery, and lettering. Some pieces also feature the character Cactus Buddy.

Happy Meals for adults

“One day you ordered a Happy Meal for the last time and you didn’t even know it,” McDonald’s posted on its Facebook page. Therefore, the colorful limited-edition Cactus Plant Flea Market Box design was inspired by memories of enjoying a Happy Meal as a kid (or as we’ve already established, even after growing up).

The Happy Meals for adults come with a choice of Big Mac or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, fries, and a drink, and what would be the point of a Happy Meal without a toy? Obviously, McDonald’s knows that better than anyone, so each Cactus Plant Flea Market Meal Box includes one of four collectible figurines: CPFM-designed versions of Grimace, the Hamburglar, Birdie, and (you guessed it) Cactus Buddy.

Happy Meals for adults toys

“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 officer.

Cactus Plant Flea Market fans who purchase boxes using the McDonald’s app will be entered for that day to win limited-edition CPFM x McD’s merch. Each week will feature a new set of prizes, and you can enter as many days as you like.

Happy Meals for adults - Cactus Plant Flea Market sweepstakes
  • Week 1: CPFM T-Shirt
  • Week 2: CPFM hoodie
  • Week 3: CPFM grimace chair
  • Week 4: CPFM acrylic sign from McD’s set

McDonald’s Happy Meals for adults will be available for a limited time from Oct. 3-20, 2022, in the drive-thru, in-restaurant, by delivery, or on the McDonald’s app (while supplies last). Pricing will be set by individual restaurants and may vary.

Click here for more information.

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