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The untold history of the Happy Meal

The History of Fun podcast takes you through the origins of Happy Meals


This week on The History of Fun, Allegra Frank walks us through the beginnings of America’s favorite childhood treat: the Happy Meal. Join us as we explore its origins in South America to the worldwide food juggernaut it has become today.

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