Stephen Gardner, litigation director for CSPI, told CNSNews.com that his group applauds San Francisco’s action, but it won’t have any impact on the CSPI lawsuit, which is close to being filed…

Gardner accused McDonald’s of “effectively brainwashing” children.

“McDonald’s is ignoring its duty under consumer protection laws, so that it can market behind the parent’s back, effectively brainwashing the kid into being a little tiny viral marketer, going to the parents and making what may be a demand for the least of many evils, many problems that children face,” Gardner said.