Free fast food of any sort is obviously exciting, but things reach fever pitch when McDonald’s is involved. Learning that there’s complimentary Maccies on the line is like hearing that a winning lottery ticket is stuck somewhere on the high street - it’s likely to cause a stampede. Thankfully, would-be bargain hunters can be fully prepared for this Friday’s inevitable onslaught.
In news that will make everyone’s Thursday feel extra long, the Golden Arches have announced plans for a French fry giveaway this Friday. For one day only, the restaurant chain is planning to provide free medium French fries to anyone who wants them across the UK, making this the best excuse to be excited about the end of the week since Rebecca Black dropped an absolute banger back in 2011.
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Understandably, getting your hands on a tasty freebie is a little more complicated than turning up to McDonald’s with an empty fry carton. Customers will have to first download the McDonald’s app onto their smartphone from either the App Store or Google Play, then proceed to the “Deals” section where the offer will appear.
As per the app’s terms and conditions, anyone ordering free fries will have to be 16 or older, although the promotion will work for both new customers and those who already have already downloaded the app. New customers should bear in mind, however, that they will only be able to claim the deal as an in-restaurant purchase while existing customers will be able to get their fries as click and collect or even drive-thru.
With French fries potentially flying off the shelves all over the country, this Friday could be seriously special. However, excited customers shouldn’t get too carried away. Although the promotion will be available across the country, 127 out of the chain’s 1200 UK restaurants will not be participating, the full list of which can be found here. It’s best to be prepared before you end up inadvertently ruining your weekend.