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Is McDonald’s new ‘Happy’ mascot too happy?

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Posted at 3:24 AM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-20 07:36:10-04

McDonald’s is looking to promote healthier food options and they are doing so with a mascot not familiar to many in the U.S.

The world’s largest fast food chain tweeted out a picture of “Happy” — the company’s animated version of a happy meal. According to McDonald’s, “Happy” has already been a part of advertising since 2009 in parts of Europe and Latin America.

This unveiling of “Happy” comes as McDonald’s gets ready to introduce yogurt options for Happy Meals this summer.