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Local McDonald’s® Celebrates Teachers with Free “Thank You Treats”

Teachers and education support staff can enjoy a complimentary bakery sweet and any size coffee at participating restaurants in the New Jersey area through Jan. 15

To acknowledge and celebrate teachers for their tireless commitment to students and the community, local McDonald’s in the North and Central New Jersey areas will show their appreciation with free unlimited “Thank You Treats” from Jan. 6-15, 2021.

Redeemable any time of day with a valid school I.D. and at participating restaurants, this new initiative shares McDonald’s expression of gratitude and underscores our commitment to the education community as teachers manage an unusual school year.

Teachers are working harder than ever and over-extending themselves to navigate an unfolding landscape brought by the pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic local McDonald’s have been committed to finding ways to continue being good neighbors and supporting its communities.

Today, McDonald’s would like to say “thank you” with this small expression of our immense gratitude for their contributions to educating one student at a time.

“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 our community,” said Katie Hunt-Rotolo, a McDonald’s owner/operator. “These educators are truly the backbone of our community and we are proud to show our appreciation any way we can.”

For many years, McDonald’s and its owner operators have been supporters of education through partnerships with local schools and Archways to Opportunity, an initiative that offers educational programs to eligible employees at participating restaurants.

Archways to Opportunity provides increased access to education for nearly 55,000 people annually.

Of those, 39,000 plus restaurant employees are awarded College Tuition Assistance each year.

The “Thank You Treats” spotlights the new trio of Bakery Sweets – Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin and Cinnamon Roll – and the offer free of charge is complete with an any size hot coffee.

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.

This breakfast trio is the latest innovation for McDonald’s, which has been a leader in breakfast for almost 50 years, serving delicious fan favorites like the Egg McMuffin, sausage burritos and McGriddles.

These craveable options will be offered alongside our beloved McCafé cookies and pies, marking the first addition of bakery items to McDonald’s core menu in over eight years.

McDonald’s continues its focus to help the communities we serve continue to recover since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

About McDonald’s USA

McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to nearly 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women.

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