Major companies including Starbucks, Uber, Facebook and Apple are stepping up to help health care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
McDonald’s is introducing free “Thank You Meals” for first responders and health care workers, the fast-food giant announced Tuesday.
Starting Wednesday and through May 5, healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics can get a free meal at participating restaurants nationwide available at the drive thru or for carry out.
The meals are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be served in a Happy Meal box, “in the hopes of bringing a smile along with delicious food,” the company said in a news release.
“We have been inspired by the way our franchisees have been going above and beyond to support their local communities throughout this trying time,” said Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald’s USA, in a statement.
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A valid ID is required to get the free meal and there’s a limit of one per person per day. Menu options may vary.
For breakfast, there’s a choice of an Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddles or a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, which come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and a Hash Brown.
For lunch and dinner, the options are a Double Cheeseburger, six-piece Chicken McNuggets or a Filet-O-Fish, which come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and small fries.
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