McDonald’s offering thank you meals to frontline workers

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The McDonald's at 23rd Street and Macdonald Avenue.

By Mike Kinney

McDonald’s is offering free “Thank You” meals to first responders and healthcare workers at participating restaurants through May 5.

Any first responder (police, fire, paramedic) or healthcare worker with valid employment identification can have one Thank You meal per day at drive-thrus and front counters, the company said.

We’ve called McDonald’s restaurants in West Contra Costa County and learned pretty much all are participating, including in San Pablo (14480 San Pablo Ave., 3320 San Pablo Dam Rd.), El Cerrito (11821 San Pablo Ave.) and Pinole (1402 Tara Hills Dr.). We have been unable to get in touch with employees at the Richmond restaurants (2301 Macdonald Ave., 3350 Klose Way), although employees at other area McDonald’s say they’re offering it, too.

The Thank You Breakfast meal includes Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddles, or Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, plus Hash Browns and any size soft drink, tea or hot brewed coffee.

The Thank You Lunch/dinner meal includes Double Cheeseburger, 6 Piece McNuggets, or Filet-O-Fish, plus small fries and any size soft drink, tea or hot brewed coffee.

Menu options may vary by restaurant.

The giveaway is not available with Mobile Order and Pay or McDelivery.