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McDonald’s Offering Free ‘Thank You’ Meals to Educators Nationwide

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has decided to provide complimentary “Thank You” meals to educators as a gesture of appreciation. The five-day breakfast giveaway is set to run from now through October 15 at participating locations nationwide.

All educators, such as  teachers, administrators, and school staff are eligible for the free meal, according to a news release Friday.

“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,” McDonald’s USA President Joe Erlinger said in the release.

“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.”

A credible work ID will be needed when ordering, and the meal will be served in a Happy Meal box with the option of one entree, hashbrowns and a beverage. Drinks may be either a medium McCafe hot or iced coffee or a soft drink.

“As a former teacher, this Thank You Meal means the world to me, and I know it will touch my customers and my employees,” Stefanie Cabrera Bentancourt, a McDonald’s owner based in Miami, Florida, said in the release.

“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.”