Something to do while eating
After mom and dad came back to our table with food, we’d always get one of the paper placemats. These were a fun way to keep us happy while we munched on our burger and fries. We never brought a pencil or pen with us, so we never solved any of the puzzles. Still, in a day without smartphones or tabs, us kids had something to look at while eating.
We have a pretty good idea of why McDonald’s stop printing these placemats. They were probably a regular expense that didn’t serve any purpose since most of them wound up in the garbage can.