Maccas offers free coffee to healthcare workers

Fast food giant McDonald’s is shouting all Aussie healthcare workers free coffee and soft drinks at any restaurant or Drive Thru nationwide from today (23 March).

Eligible healthcare workers will be able to claim a small McCafe hot drink or medium soft drink, free of charge and without any purchase, by simply showing their healthcare ID or when in uniform.

Maccas confirmed the offer will apply to healthcare personnel working in hospitals, medical centres and front-line services including:

  • Paramedics
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • General practitioners
  • Medical specialists
  • Allied health workers
  • Pathology, aged care and home care workers.

The offer can be redeemed at any Maccas branch or Drive Thru, excluding Kiosks, GMA and McDelivery orders and will run until May 17.

McDonald’s said in a statement that the initiative was a way to give back to front-line workers taking care of communities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Maccas restaurants and cafes will be restricted to providing takeaway only, with dining in now forbidden from midday after the Australian government announced tougher restrictions on non-essential gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus.

All pubs, registered and licensed clubs, and licensed premises inside hotels and pubs will also close from noon today.

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