The great good news is finally up. McDonald’s has decided to introduce free “Thank You Meals” very soon for first responders and health care workers serving on the front lines of the way of coronavirus pandemic, the fast-food giant announced this Tuesday.
Starting Wednesday, May 5, health care workers, firefighters, and security personnel such as police officers working in the front line of the paramedic can get a free meal at participating restaurants nationwide available at the drive-thru or for carryout.
These meals will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will be served in a Happy Meal box, which will dedicate in the hopes of bringing a smile along with delicious food, according to the company.
The President of McDonald’s USA, Joe Erlinger said that the two-week promotion was inspired by the neighboring franchises that have started similar programs. According to the officials, McDonald’s is ready to give away millions of free meals in May.
What will the Free Meal consist of?
To get the free meal, all the health care workers and first responders can show their respective work badge or ID or even they can get a meal if they are in uniform. In order to maintain balance, there is a limit of one meal per person per day and menu options may vary each day accordingly.
There will be a choice between;
An Egg McMuffin
Chicken McGriddles or a Bacon
Egg and Cheese Biscuit
Soft drink, tea or hot coffee (any sized)
“For lunch and dinner”
Six-piece Chicken McNuggets
Tea OR hot coffee (any size)
McDonald’s although closed its dining rooms and playing areas on March 16 due to the spread of COVID-19 and 99% of U.S. locations remain open for carryout and delivery, according to the company.
Apart from McDonald’s other similar businesses are also giving free meals, gifts, and discounts to first responders and health care workers as a token of appreciation. Moreover, some of the stores have separately designated special shopping hours for these frontline workers, too.