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18 March 2020, 15:46
A number of high street food chains, including McDonald's and Pret, are honouring NHS and emergency services workers with free hot drinks and discounted food.
The NHS is under a lot pressure at the moment and businesses are beginning to take action in an effort to honour the people who work in healthcare services amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
In a tweet captioned: “This one is on us,” Pret shared a statement telling NHS workers they can get a free drink at any of their stores and 50 per cent off of anything else.
They wrote: “Dear NHS workers, your hot drinks are on the house from today, and we’ll take 50% off everything else. Thank you for everything you are doing.
“We look forward to serving you. With love, everyone at Pret.”
McDonald's are also honouring those working on the frontline to battle this pandemic.
They said in a tweet: “To thank our emergency services, health and social care workers for all your amazing work in keeping us all safe, just show your work ID in a restaurant and have any free drink on us.”
Those applicable can also use the offer at drive-throughs.
Both of the food chains have received huge amounts of praise from customers, with many thanking them for extending the offer to social and healthcare workers outside of the NHS.
McDonald’s and Pret aren’t the only place rewarding employees on the frontline of the coronavirus battle – here are all the places who offer NHS staff discounts, some of which have had the offers in place for quite some time already.
Carluccio’s – 50% off
Leon – 15% off
Grind – free takeaway coffee
Nando’s – 20% off
Gourmet Burger Kitchen – 30% off
Subway – 20% off
Frankie and Benny's – 20% off