McDonald's offering free meals on First Responders Appreciation Day

McDonald’s wants to show first responders just how much the fast food chain values them.

First Responders Appreciation Day is on Wednesday, September 27, which is a day dedicated to include firefighters, police officers, EMT and paramedic personnel. The recognition also follows on the heels of Hurricane Irma relief efforts where the community has seen many of their boots on the ground to support residents negatively impacted by the storm.

On Wednesday, first responders will be able to redeem a complimentary extra value meal by presenting a valid badge or identification when ordering at the front counter at any of the 207 locations in Tampa Bay. No purchase is necessary.

“We are so thankful to our local first responders who kept us safe before and during Hurricane Irma, and who are aiding the communities during the recovery process,” said Javier Illas, a local McDonald’s owner/operator, in a press release. “We hope first responders enjoy a meal on us on at our Tampa Bay restaurants for this First Responders Appreciation Day, as it is a way we are saying ‘thank you’ for their service each and every day.”