Oak Brook McDonald's defends its brand

An employee hands a drive-thru order to a McDonald's customer at the Rock & Roll McDonalds in Chicago, Oct. 15, 2007. ( (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green))

July 7, 2010 2:03:39 PM PDT
An Oak Brook-based McDonald's corporation is defending its brand against what it calls "twisted" complaints about its use of toys as part of children's Happy Meals.

McDonald's CEO James Skinner wrote a letter to the consumer advocacy group which lodged the complaints.

Skinner says the assertion by the Center for Science in the Public Interest that McDonald's is "the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children" is an insult to every McDonald's employee around the world.