CHARLOTTE, N.C. — McDonald’s is making school day mornings a little more special for educators by showing appreciation with a free breakfast ‘Thank You Meal’ from Oct. 11-15.
All educators including teachers, administrators and school staff can simply head over to their local participating McDonald’s during breakfast hours of the promotion and show a valid work ID for a free breakfast. The ‘Thank You Meals’ will be served in a classic Happy Meal box filled with an entrée breakfast sandwich, hash browns and a drink. Sandwich options include an Egg McMuffin®, a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit or a Sausage Biscuit and drink options include a medium McCafé® hot or iced coffee or a medium soft drink.
“Together with our Owner/Operators, we’re proud to serve the people who make our communities a better place, and this is an important time to say thank you to some of our everyday heroes,” said Joe Erlinger, President, McDonald’s USA. “We were honored to give away 12 million free Thank You Meals to first responders and healthcare workers last year and now, with educators going above and beyond, we’re excited to recognize them in a way only McDonald’s can.”
Local McDonald’s franchises have supported educators through initiatives like McTeachers’ Night, coordinating food drops at educators’ homes after school, and free meals during the pandemic, according to news release. McDonald’s is taking their support of educators nationwide through their Thank You Meal program which will allow more educators to be recognized.
“As a former teacher, this Thank You Meal means the world to me, and I know it will touch my customers and my employees,” said Stefanie Cabrera Bentancourt, McDonald’s Owner/Operator based in Miami, Florida. “Educators are the backbone of our communities. They’ve done so much for us, and it’s an honor to join my fellow Owner/Operators across the country to celebrate them.”
McDonald’s is encouraging everyone to appreciate and honor the special educator in their life.
“Whether it’s your kid’s favorite teacher, or an educator making a difference in your community or who has impacted your life, share how they inspire you by using #ThankYouMeal on Twitter, TikTok or Instagram, now through Oct. 15. From spotlighting the most heartfelt thank-yous on our social channels, to local Owner/Operators surprising teachers with a breakfast delivery to their school, we’ll celebrate select educators across the county in big and small ways,” McDonald’s encouraged in a news release.
The Thank You Meal is limit to one per person per day. Visit McDonalds.com for more details.