McDonald’s Will Give Away Free Fries on Monday for National French Fry Day

July 13, 2020
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If you do not have any plans for National French Fry Day, you should look at this freebie.

Delish reported that on July 13, some McDonald’s restaurants will offer a free order of medium fries. This deal will be available if you have and use the McDonald’s app.

Customers can use the Mobile Order and Pay feature and go to pick up your order once done. Customers can also scan the deal code at the Drive-Thru, front counter or at the kiosks.

Before you order, just remember that no purchase is necessary to get some fries, but the limit is one per customer.

But Mickey D's isn't the only chain celebrating the holiday. Here are some other restaurants celebrating the day with some deals and freebies.

Burger King

BK is offering a large order of French fries for $1. Learn more on their offers page.

Checkers

Checkers is offering customers a small, medium or large order of fries for $1 on Monday. The chain is also giving free fries to individuals signing up for its text program. Sign up by texting SNACK to 88001 or entering your info online.

Hardee's

Hardee's newsletter recipients received a coupon for a free large order of fries with the purchase of a Thickburger for the holiday. Visit the chain's website to sign up for future emails.

KFC

In a press release, the chain announced it is offering individual orders of fries for 30 cents to celebrate the holiday as well the addition of its new Secret Recipe Fries to the menu at all U.S. restaurants.

Smashburger

The chain is offering a free side of its Smash Fries with the purchase of any double burger on Monday.

Steak 'n Shake

Participating locations are giving away one order of free fries per person for a limited time, the chain notes online.

Wendy's

The chain is offering $1 off an order of large fries when you order through mobile. Learn about this and other deals on their website.

White Castle

Use this coupon to get a free (no purchase necessary) order of small fries in-restaurant, online or via the White Castle app today.

Other McDonald's items and changes amid COVID-19

Recently, McDonald's has seen its fair share of changes due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

The most significant change has to do with the McDonald’s menu offerings. The famous fast-food chain is planning to keep yogurt parfaits, bagels and salads off its menu after the COVID-19 pandemic led to the company to remove items off its list.

Throughout the United States, McDonald’s said it plans to add back seven items throughout July, but others will remain off the menu.

Items that are returning include vanilla cones, chocolate chip cookies, two variations of the Quarter Pounder, and the Bacon McDouble. Some of the items, like salads, could return shortly.

“Now, we’re reintroducing some of our iconic offerings while keeping our menu streamlined – focusing on expert preparation, great service, and as always, quality ingredients,” McDonald’s USA said in a statement. “With customers at the center of everything we do, we’ll continue listening to them and evolving our menu to meet their needs.”

In May, McDonald’s outlined a 59-page reopening guide for restaurant owners, featuring a slew of protocols they should follow in light of the coronavirus pandemic as their locations prepare to reopen.

The guide also includes a "three-page question-and-answer section" covering "security risks to workers managing resistant customers or loiterers.”

Among the changes:

—Clean bathrooms every 30 minutes
—Enforce social distancing in restaurants
—Either close public soda fountains or deploy a staff member to monitor them
—Use foot-pulls for bathroom doors so customers may open them without using their hands
—Workers need to wear masks and gloves
—Restaurants need to make face shields available for customers in areas required by law

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