Health-care workers given free tea, coffee

McDonald's recognizes those 'working tirelessly' amid pandemic

Health-care workers given free tea, coffee

Looking to thank healthcare workers amid the pandemic, McDonald’s Canada is giving out free coffee and tea.

“We want to show our appreciation and say thanks to those frontline healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to treat those in need, serve our communities and help keep us safe with further rapid scaling of vaccinations.”

All frontline healthcare workers, vaccine volunteers, medical testing centre and pharmacy workers as well as emergency services and military personnel can get a complimentary drink at participating restaurants across Canada for the month of January, available at the front counter or in drive-thru with their valid work ID.

In March 2020, McDonald's Canada partnered with its independent franchisees to give away more than one million complimentary cups of coffee and tea until June 2020.

That same month, Hamilton police charged an 18-year-old female employee of McDonald’s in Ontario with fraud and mischief after faking a COVID-19 infection to get out of work.

Nearly 100,000 people are employed in Canada by McDonald’s, and more than 90 per cent of the 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent franchisees.

In late 2019, McDonald’s partnered with Amazon and Alexa to simplify the hiring process for jobseekers.

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