McDonald’s and Cactus Plant Flea Market Introduce “Adult Happy Meal”


Julian Collins, Reporter

Mc Donald’s is one of the largest fast-food chains in America. It’s estimated that over 62 million people in America eat McDonald’s daily. Part of this success can be strongly attributed to celebrity endorsement. For instance, the Travis Scott meal that had been so popular McDonald’s across America were running out of ingredients to make quarter pounders. But that was just the beginning of McDonald’s partnerships.

Recently they have combined forces with Cactus Plant Flea Market, a popular luxury streetwear brand designed by Cynthia Lu. The unexpected team has come together to create the McDonald’s Cactus Plant Flea Market meal; Or as many food review channels on YouTube have been calling it, “The Adult Happy Meal.”

Lu’s odd but memorable brand name came from when she would look through flea markets in Paris for cloth and fabric to use for fashion designs. At the time, Lu would only use the materials for DIY projects she could give to her friends and family, but eventually these mini DIYs became her business.

When Lu started Cactus Plant flea Market, with the help of Pharrell Williams, the brand immediately gathered a social media presence for the quirky and odd clothing featured on their homepage. The brand even gained support from big names such as, Kanye west, Travis Scott, and even Big Sean.

Cactus Plant Flea Market’s brand deal is the brand’s first collaboration outside of streetwear style and fashion. It’s safe to say that we can expect more partnerships from the designers in the future. Cactus Plant Flea Market will go down as another unusually named brand that hit the jackpot.