Not So Happy Meals: Protesters Want McDonald’s Kicked Out of Hospitals

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HOUSTON -- It looks like the goodwill McDonald's gained by finally offering all-day breakfast is slowly but surely being whittled away. First, there's news that the McPick 2, which replaced the popular dollar menu, is increasing from $2 to $5.

Now the golden arches are under fire from a movement trying to take out their business from hospitals because -- isn’t that the one place where they should be promoting healthy food?

In Houston, doctors and community activists are pressuring Texas Children's and Ben Taub hospitals to cut ties with McDonald's. According to one of the activists, there are less than 14 hospitals in the entire U.S. with a McDonalds -- two are in Houston, one is in Fort Worth.

Texas Children's Hospital released a statement saying, “We believe it is important for children to learn that all types of foods can fit into a healthy diet when eaten in moderation.”

Ben Taub reminded everyone McDonald's meals are not served to patients.

John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth says it doesn't plan to kick out Mickey D's either saying the fast food chain "Offers food at a price point good for patients' families. We make no apologies for having McDonald's on our campus."

Meanwhile, Parkland Hospital opted to remove Mickey D's back in 2009.

But McDonald's isn't the only fast food restaurant located inside a hospital in DFW. You can also find Chick-fil-A, Subway and Starbucks.

Don't expect Ronald McDonald to go down easy in this food fight.

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