McDonald's thanks teachers with free coffee, bakery treats in regional promotion

McDonald's thanks teachers with free coffee, bakery treats in regional promotion

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You can always give your teacher an apple, but they’d probably like a coffee even better.

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McDonald’s is giving back to teachers who give their all by serving free baked goods and hot coffee to educators in the Northeast, for a limited time.

Starting Wednesday through Jan. 15, the Golden Arches is treating teachers to a free bakery sweet from its updated McCafe menu and any size premium roast coffee at participating restaurants in select markets. (McDonald’s)

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Starting Wednesday through Jan. 15, the Golden Arches is treating teachers to a free bakery sweet from its updated McCafe menu and any size premium roast coffee at participating restaurants in select markets. A spokesperson for McDonald’s told FOX Business that the “Thank You Treats” offer is valid in New York, New England, northern and central New Jersey, northwest Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.

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“These new menu items are available all day long, 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 are just craving a treat,” the spokesperson explained. They added that the new campaign highlights the restaurant’s commitment to educators “as teachers manage an unusual school year” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Customers must show valid school ID in order to score the “Thank You Treat” freebie – and judged by the buzz on social media, hardworking teachers are already excited about the pick-me-up.

One educator hoped to confirm that the McDonald’s offer was legitimate, explaining that “as a teacher grading at 12:04 a.m. I would be extremely happy,” she tweeted after midnight on Wednesday.

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“Thank you McDonald’s for recognizing teachers!!” another exclaimed.

Across the pond, another stumped for Mickey D’s to extend the offer to teachers and school staff in the U.K.

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