Burger King offering 2 free kids meals amid school closures due to coronavirus

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Burger King recently announced that they would be offering two free kids meals with any purchase madethrough its app in the United States.

Burger King is lending a helping hand after schools have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The fast food chain will offer two free kids meals with any purchase made through the Burger King app, Jose Cil, CEO of parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc., told Business Insider.

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“There's a tremendous impact on children, as a result of all the school closures,” Cil told the financial news and business website. “It's one of the hardest hit groups of Americans, because they rely so significantly on school, for lunch ... Monday through Friday, for the better part of the year.”

The promotion, which Thrillest reported begins March 23, will be offered at participating locations on drive-through, takeout and delivery orders. It is available for redemption once a day through April 6.

Burger King is also offering free delivery on orders over $10.

Cil had spoken to President Donald Trump and other leaders in the restaurant industry on a call earlier this week about federal aid for small-business owners in the restaurant industry, which is mostly franchised, Bloomberg reported.

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The move from Burger King comes after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday ordered the closure of public K-12 schools and colleges in state to close through the end of March. Many classrooms in the state, however, had already voluntarily suspended sessions.

Days after the abrupt shuttering of schools, however, metro Atlanta school districts have begun distributing meals to children who would usually eat at school.