McDonald’s offers free breakfast for School Employees throughout the nation this week. The company calls this a Thank you Meal and the fast-food chain gives free breakfast for school staff and administrators with a valid ID.
Jenifer JJ Healan, Vice president of marketing, Brand content, and engagement said that the program was inspired by teacher appreciation campaigns at local restaurants and is a follow to last year’s “Thank You” meals for first responders. A valid work ID is needed to get the free meals that will be served in a classic Happy Meal box with a choice of one entree, hash browns, and a beverage.
McDonald’s first introduced “Thank You” appreciation meals in spring 2020 in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. During the two-week campaign, restaurants gave out 12 million meals to health care workers, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. Healan said that they wanted to build on that idea and thank our educators in our communities for all that they’ve been doing and what they do every day. It is truly a gesture for the company to say ‘thank you.'”
To get the free meal Oct. 11-15, the food chain says the educators need to show a valid work ID at restaurant drive-thrus or the counter. There’s a limit of one per person during breakfast hours, which can vary by location, but usually end at 10:30 a.m. The entrée choices are an Egg McMuffin, a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit , or a Sausage Biscuit. The drink choices are a medium hot or iced coffee or soft drink.