McDonald’s Distributes ‘Thank You Meals’ to Healthcare Workers and First Responders
Mcdonalds (NYSE: MCD) is set to launch nearly two weeks of free food for those on the frontlines in the battle against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The fast food giant said on Tuesday it would distribute free “thank you meals” to healthcare workers, paramedics, firefighters and police officers, in gratitude for their efforts during the pandemic.
These meals can be picked up on site or at the drive-thru at participating McDonald’s, starting Wednesday, April 22. The program will last until Tuesday, May 5.
Thank you meals will be available throughout the day, in a breakfast or lunch / dinner configuration. The former offers a choice of Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddle, or Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cookie. Lunch / dinner is a choice of a double cheeseburger, six Chicken McNuggets or a Filet-O-Fish. Both meals include a drink and a side of hash browns (breakfast) or a small order of fries (lunch / dinner).
Meals will be served in the chain’s iconic restaurant Happy feast box.
“Emergency physicians and other frontline healthcare workers spend hours a day on their feet, often missing meals in their efforts to care for their patients,” said Dr. William Jaquis, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, in a press release. on the company’s website. “The McDonald’s Thank You Meal is a much appreciated gesture for those who risk their lives every day to take a break with a hot meal amidst the turmoil.”
At the end of Tuesday’s session, McDonald’s shares were down 2.2%, moving mostly with the broad stock market and other big guys consumer goods securities.
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