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Mar 20, 2020

Fast Food Chains Offering Free Food and Delivery During Coronavirus Outbreak

As more restaurants close their doors indefinitely and as schools are shut down across the state, country and world, some food chains are finding new ways to keep children fed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Burger King has announced it will give away two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. The offer will be available through mobile and online ordering services in an effort to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus. Burger King is also offering free delivery through its app.

“We believe restaurants will have an increasingly essential role in feeding our country,” Burger King tweeted Tuesday. “So whether you’re ordering at BK or elsewhere, use minimum contact methods like drive-thrus, pick-up or delivery.”

Other chains are doing the same.

Inspire Brands ⁠— owner of Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, Sonic and Buffalo Wild Wings ⁠⁠— will continue to offer drive-thru, take out, and curbside pick-up options while dine-in service is temporarily suspended.

Chipotle and KFC are now operating with to-go service only. The chains are also offering free delivery and have introduced “tamper-evident packaging” as a safety precaution.

Moe’s has announced it is offering pick-up as an alternative to delivery. The Mexican restaurant is are also offering free delivery on all orders of $10 or more purchased through the Moe’s app and website through April 10.

Popeyes 1228 Highway 36, Hazlet

Popeyes is offering no-contact pick-up, drive-thru and free delivery.

“We have the ability to help feed America,” José Cil, CEO of Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons’ parent company Restaurant Brands International, said. “The challenge here is that when you’re dealing with a circumstance like this, if we don’t utilize businesses like Burger King, Tim’s and Popeyes … it’s really difficult for Americans to be fed because it’s going to be difficult for them to get all their other food and necessities from the supermarket.”