McDonald’s to give first responders and health care workers a free meal

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The restaurant chain said it wants to thank these individuals for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, McDonald’s is giving first responders and health care workers a free “Thank You meal.” 

To get a free meal, all workers need to do is show their work badge or be in uniform. The chain said its free meals for health industry workers are limited to one per person per day. Workers will be able to get a free meal from McDonald’s through May 5. 

"In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to our health and safety, McDonald's will offer free Thank You Meals, between Wednesday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 5, as a token of appreciation for their selfless service," McDonald's said in a statement.

Meal options

Breakfast options are an Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddle, or a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. Each comes with a side of hash browns and a soft drink, tea, or hot coffee. 

Lunch and dinner options are a double cheeseburger, 6-piece McNuggets, or a Filet-O-Fish. Each comes with a side of small fries and a soft drink, tea, or hot coffee.

McDonald’s said the meals will be served in Happy Meal boxes “in the hopes of bringing a smile along with delicious food.” Instead of a toy, each meal will come with a “dedicated thank you note to first responders and healthcare workers, as a way to show our appreciation for everything they are doing to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

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