We're celebrating healthcare workers and first responders with Thank You Meals

April 30, 2020

Franchisees and Crew Members | USA


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All of us in the McDonald's family are thankful for everything our first responders and healthcare workers do every day.
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Thank you for all that you're doing. We really appreciate it.

We're thanking first responders and healthcare workers with free meals.

We couldn’t be more proud of how our company, franchisees and supplier partners have come together to give back to those who are working tirelessly for our country. That is truly our McDonald’s system at its best.

In appreciation for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to our health and safety, McDonald’s is offering free Thank You Meals as a token of appreciation for their selfless service.

Since launching the Thank You Meal program on April 22nd, McDonald’s restaurants have served nearly 4 million free meals to the first responders keeping America safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Serving these brave men and women would not be possible without McDonald’s dedicated and unwavering restaurant employees, who are also doing their part to help during this time. 

Thank you to all first responders and healthcare workers.

McDonald’s employees are the heart of the business, and their health and safety has been, and will continue to be, the company’s top priority. McDonald’s has implemented nearly 50 new safety measures to ensure the well-being of its employees, and is continuing to explore additional safety steps in accordance with guidance issued by local and national health authorities including the CDC.

“Emergency physicians and other health care workers on the frontlines are spending 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. “McDonald’s Thank You Meal is a much appreciated gesture for those risking their lives each day to take a break with a hot meal amidst the turbulence.”

During past times of national crisis, McDonald’s has helped and served communities in need, from donating funds to disaster relief efforts to providing food for those impacted by natural disasters. McDonald’s commitment to feeding the nation’s healthcare workers and first responders throughout the current pandemic is a continuation of that dedication. Additionally, McDonald’s local franchises have also been working throughout this crisis to support the thousands of communities their restaurants call home.

Each Thank You Meal will be available at no charge via drive thru or carry out at participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide through May 5, and day or night, these frontline heroes can simply show their work badge, or be in uniform, to receive their Thank You Meal.

Explore your Thank You Meal options and deals.

Thank You Meals are offered at participating US McDonald’s 4/22/20 through 5/5/20. Valid ID required. Limit one per person per day. Menu options may vary by restaurant.

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