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Teachers and those who work in education are some of the hardest working folks in our country, especially since the pandemic began. They’ve had to change the way they teach and interact with students and it’s been stressful for everyone. I have a number of good friends that are teachers so I’ve heard some stories about the changes over the last year or so.  This week McDonald’s is showing their appreciation for educators by offering free “Thank You Meals”.

Earlier this year McDonald’s offered the free meals to those who work in healthcare and now the freebies are for those who work in education. These “Thank You Meals” will include a free breakfast served in a classic Happy Meal box to help brighten an educator’s day on their way to work. I love it!

From October 11 to October 15, teachers, administrators, and other school staff can get a free breakfast from McDonald’s when they show their school ID card. To further demonstrate their gratitude, McDonald’s is also encouraging customers to submit stories about teachers who changed their lives on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram with the hashtag #ThankYouMeal.

Each Thank You meal comes with an entree breakfast sandwich, hash browns, and a beverage. Sandwich options include the Egg McMuffin, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, or the Sausage Biscuit, so you can take your pick at how you want to start your day. Beverage choices include a medium McCafe hot or iced coffee or a medium soft drink. Educators can claim up to one free breakfast meal per day. And we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day!