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Burger King offering free kids meals in response to coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 12:34 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 15:35:03-04

(WTXL) — Burger King is now offering free kids meals to help feed our country during the coronavirus pandemic.

The fast food chain made the announcement after several cities and states have told restaurants to close their dining rooms and only fulfill take-out and delivery orders.

In addition, many school districts across the country have either closed or started teaching students online, which has caused problems for families who rely on school lunches to feed their children.

Burger King restaurants in the United States will start offering two free kids meals for one adult meal, Bloomberg reported. It starts March 23, Business Insider reported.

The offer will be available for orders placed through the restaurant's online or mobile apps.

According to Bloomberg, Jose Cil, CEO of Burger King's parent company, Restaurant Brands International Inc., discussed the new offer on Tuesday after participating in a conference call with President Trump.

"We work closely with each of our franchisees. We’re going to get through this. We have a strong franchise system and a very strong franchise model," Cil said.