McDonald's Celebrates Healthcare Workers with Free Thank-You Meals

If it wasn't for the healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics, who knows how much deadlier this coronavirus pandemic could have been if it wasn't for these first responders. These Americans work tirelessly on the frontline, and McDonald's would like to show their appreciation to these selfless service workers with free Thank You Meals between Wednesday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 5.

McDonald's Gives Out Free Thank You Meals to First Responders

According to a press release the free meals will be available for no charge via drive-thru or carry out at participating McDonald's restaurants nationwide through May 5. The meals will be available during breakfast, lunch, and dinner and feature a choice of sandwiches, drinks and a side featuring small fries or a hash brown, along with a note of appreciation. The McDonald's Thank You meals will also be served in McDonald's iconic Happy Meal box.

"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, in the release. "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."

Are you a frontline worker? Simply show your work badge or be in uniform to receive a Thank You Meal.

Menu Options:


A choice of an Egg McMuffin®, Chicken McGriddles® or a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit. All options come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and a Hash Brown.

Lunch and Dinner

A choice of a Double Cheeseburger, 6-Piece Chicken McNuggets® or a Filet-O-Fish® will be offered. All options come with any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee and small fries.

Nearly all McDonald's U.S. restaurants remain open and are offering convenient and contactless ways for customers to enjoy McDonald's favorites through the drive-thru, carry out, McDelivery, and mobile order & pay with our app. Limit one per person per day.

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