McDonald's free french fry promotion tries to boost app downloads
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As is tradition, McDonald's is giving away an order of medium-sized fries on Monday for National French Fry Day.
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This year, however, customers will only be able to redeem the offer through the McDonald's app. The promotion comes at a time when restaurant chains are encouraging customers to use their apps for contact-free checkout during the coronavirus pandemic.
To obtain the free fries, customers can add the deal to their mobile order through the app and pick up their order in person. The device where you're logged in will need to be scanned in exchange for the complimentary side – no purchase necessary.
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McDonald's app-exclusive deals aren't available for delivery orders at this time, so a drive-thru, self-service kiosk or a cashier-operated counter are the only options for redeeming the giveaway.