SUNSHINE Coasters are racing to beat the clock as part of the Happy Meal Challenge and we challenge you to do it too.

A group of men have kick-started the cause for Ronald McDonald House in which people are challenged to eat a Happy Meal in less than a minute.

Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, those who take part film their race to eat their meal and shout out other people to take on the challenge.

The video is then shared online under the hashtag #mchappymealchallenge.

Josh Van Hout, a Nambour father of three, said he wanted to give back to Ronald McDonald House in a simple way that could involve families.

"It's for a good cause to donate to the Ronald McDonald House charity and all you have to do is eat a Happy Meal," he said.

"I've got kids myself so I couldn't imagine not having that support there."

Those who finish their Happy Meal in under a minute are asked to donate $2 to the charity for sick children and their families.

Those who are too slow are called on to pay the full price of their Happy Meal, which you can get for under $5 depending on what you order.

WILLING BUT UNABLE: Sunshine Coast Daily staffers Nelson Costa, Joshua Cox, Daniel Arndt, Owen Jacques and Mark Davis fail the Happy Meal challenge.
WILLING BUT UNABLE: Sunshine Coast Daily staffers Nelson Costa, Joshua Cox, Daniel Arndt, Owen Jacques and Mark Davis fail the Happy Meal challenge. Brett Wortman

While the traditional Happy Meal consists of a cheeseburger, small fries, small coke and a toy, Mr Van Hout said healthier options also counted in the challenge.

Mr Van Hout said he wanted to beat the world record of 18 seconds.

His first challenge clocked in at 58 seconds.

Five hungry Sunshine Coast Daily team members, Joshua Cox, Owen Jacques, Mark Davis, Nelson Costa and Daniel Arndt, took on the challenge yesterday.

Not one of them beat the one minute mark, meaning each coughed up the price of their meal as a donation.

HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART

Step 1. Buy a McHappy Meal and donate $2 to Ronald McDonald House charity

Step 2. Think of three friends to nominate to also complete the challenge

Step 3. Find a friend to film you "eating the whole Happy Meal in under a minute''

Step 4. Post it on the McHappy Meal Challenge fan page, and #-tag McHappyMealChallenge

Step 5. Tag the friends that you nominate for the challenge


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