First it was happy meals - now it is the turn of drive-through restaurants to attract the ire of American legislators. Officials in Baldwin Park, California, have decreed that no more of that type of fast food outlet can be developed in the city in a bid to curb burgeoning obesity levels. Ironic, considering Baldwin Park is the home of the first drive-through, which was launched in 1948 by local entrepreneur Harry Snyder and went on to become In-N-Out, one of the region’s most popular burger chains. Salvador Lopez, Baldwin Park city planner, announcing the ban, said: “We here in Baldwin Park have taken strides to create a healthy community, and allowing one more drive-through is not going to meet that goal.” Happy meals in the US also face the threat of legislation and litigation – after a health lobbyist accused McDonald’s of acting in a “creepy and predatory” manner with its happy meal toy offers.