Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot and, as of 2003, Chief Happiness Officer of the McDonald's all-American restaurant chain. He likes baseball, golf and is as American as apple pie. In television commercials, the American mascot inhabits a fantasy world calledMcDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends Grimace, theHamburglar, Birdie the Early Bird, Mayor McCheese, and The Fry Kids. He was first portrayed on television by Willard Scott.
He, Grimace, Birdie and Fry Kids are extremely well-known to a birthday kid, even in modern times, only second to Santa Claus.