3D-printed Happy Meal toys are being considered by McDonalds, the UK IT director of the fast-food chain has said.
Mark Fabes mentioned the technology while discussing emerging tech at a Jujitsu event in Munich, saying that he was exploring the possible future applications of 3D printing services – including the production of Happy Meal toys.
However, the appearance of 3D printers alongside McFlurry machines could take a while, as Fabes insisted that no trials involving the technology were planned.
“It’s just a thought,” he told The Register, adding that cost and the health implications of melted plastic would need to be considered.
Fabes also said that any company looking to supply McDonalds would have to be dependable.
“It’s got to be a big partner in terms of robustness,” he explained.