McDonald’s is looking to thank teachers for all their hard work during an unusual year with free baked goods and coffee.
“We are honored to support our local teachers who have overcome many challenges amid the pandemic and have continued to adapt their teaching models to educate the students in the community,” said Mark McBee, a McDonald’s owner. “These educators are truly the backbone of our community and we are proud to show our appreciation any way we can.”
With a school I.D., teachers can get a free apple fritter, blueberry muffin or cinnamon roll, complete with a hot coffee of any size.
“These new menu items are available all day long and whether teachers are looking for a sweet complement to their morning coffee, an afternoon pick-me-up following a long day in the classroom, or just deserving of a sweet treat, this new lineup offers them a self-indulgent break,” the company said.
The free unlimited “Thank You Treats” are available from Jan. 6 to 15.
Other restaurants have been thanking teachers, doctors and other frontline workers throughout the COVID pandemic.
Starbucks offered free coffee in December as another thank you to frontline workers.
“Our hope with this is to reignite the movement of gratitude and to show those on the front line how much they are appreciated,” Virginia Tenpenny, Starbucks vice president of global social impact, told USA Today. “For us, we believe that one way we can do this is by offering a free cup of coffee.”