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Major Chains Are Offering Free Food And Drink To NHS Workers This Week

Major Chains Are Offering Free Food And Drink To NHS Workers This Week

A number of food and drink chains are offering free food and drink to all NHS workers this week.

The likes of McDonald's, Domino's and Pret A Manger have all shared how they plan to support those working within the NHS as a way of saying thank you for all their incredible work in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

McDonald's is offering NHS staff, council and emergency services free drinks, with a spokesperson explaining: "We want to use our UK and Ireland footprint to thank, reward and support the health and care workers doing an incredible job in difficult and unprecedented times.

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"This offer is a token of our appreciation for the tireless work that these professionals are carrying out in the communities in which we operate.

"From today we are offering free drinks for those workers in our restaurants and Drive Thrus, on sight of their work pass."

It comes as McDonald's announced they would be closing the seating areas of its restaurants, switching only to takeaway, Drive-Thru or McDelivery.

Domino's is offering free pizza for NHS staff on Friday 20th March (Credit: Domino's/Instagram)
Domino's is offering free pizza for NHS staff on Friday 20th March (Credit: Domino's/Instagram)
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Meanwhile, Pret announced today that it would be offering free drinks as well as 50 per cent off everything else for NHS workers.

Writing on Instagram, Pret said: "Dear NHS workers, your hot drinks are on the house from today and we'll take 50 per cent off everything else.

"Thank you for everything you are doing. We look forward to serving you."

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Domino's is also showing its support, offering a free pizza to all NHS staff at select stores on Friday 20th March.

Writing on Facebook, the fast-food chain said: "We want to say thank you to all of our doctors, nurses and NHS staff who are working tirelessly day and night to keep us safe in these difficult times.

"This Friday we are giving free pizza to all NHS staff across all of our DS Group Domino's branches.

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"To redeem your free medium pizza for collection, bring your ID into one of the stores listed below on Friday 20th March."

In a statement to Tyla, Domino's said: "Some of our franchises have put deals in place to support their local NHS as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during this time.

"While not every store will be participating in the free pizza Friday offer, you can expect to see lots of support for all our emergency services from Domino's over the coming weeks and months."

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Domino's listed the eligible stores as:

North
Barnsley
Barnsley
Beverley
Buxton
Castleford
Doncaster - Harworth
Dumfries
Goole
Heckmondwike
Hemsworth
Hessle
Honley
Huddersfield - St John's Road
Huddersfield - Wakefield Road
Hull (all stores)
Lancaster
Leek
Morecambe
Penrith
Pontefract
Sheffield - Fox Valley
Whitehaven

South
Bexley
Bexleyheath
Birchington
Borough Green
Erith
Heathfield
Herne Bay
Hither Green
London - Honor Oak
Margate
Paddock Wood
Sheerness
Sidcup
Sittingbourne
Southborough
Thamesmead

Restaurant Carluccio's also announced today that it would be supporting NHS staff by offering 50 per cent off food and drink in its restaurants, and to takeaway. This includes all products - pasta, sauces, rice, biscuits and gifts - in its delis, too.

Mark Jones, CEO of Carluccio's said: "We are all being hit hard by the current crisis, and our thoughts go out to the incredible NHS staff who are on the frontline, working day and night to save lives and help the vulnerable.

"There is no end date for this crisis and as such, we will be offering all NHS workers a 50% discount for the foreseeable future. We hope that this small gesture can bring a little comfort to our unsung heroes".

All you need to do is show your NHS ID.


And it's not just food outlets offering discounts, Rush Hair is offering a complimentary service for all NHS staff.

"Not all super heroes wear capes," they wrote.

"As a thank you for all your hard work, Rush are offering a free wash, blow dry and style for all NHS staff!"

This is so lovely to see, guys.

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Topics: News, coronavirus, NHS

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]