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McDonald's Giving Out '90s-Themed Swag on McDelivery Day

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McDonald's swag Courtesy of McDonald's
If you're hankering to "supersize" your chicken McNuggets with a side of swag, McDonald's has your back.

On Thursday, July 19, as part of McDelivery Day, McDonald's will give out '90s-themed retro goodies to people who order through UberEats.

Starting at 10:30 in the morning, anyone who orders at least $5 in food through the UberEats app could get a free cell phone case, bandanna, T-shirt, fanny pack, track pants, or even a denim jacket. The prizes are random and available while supplies last during the chain's McDelivery Day promotion. Prizes are only available with UberEats orders and not in stores.

Peter Menendez, who with his family owns 17 McDonald's franchises throughout Doral and West Kendall, says the promotion will celebrate the restaurant's partnership with UberEats. "When we launched delivery last year, we felt this was something we needed to get into. We are a brand of convenience and we wanted to let people just place an order."

UberEats Florida's general manager, Juan Pablo Restrepo, is more than happy with the alliance. “We’re able to leverage our speed and technology to make it even easier for McDonald’s customers to enjoy a delicious and convenient dining experience wherever they are.”

The partnership has worked out. In just one year, close to 200 McDonald's locations in Miami-Dade and Broward have delivered over 11 million chicken nuggets, more than 300,000 Big Macs, and more than half a million orders of fries through UberEats.

Menendez, a second-generation McDonald's franchisee who grew up working at his father's restaurants, says the fast food giant is committed to helping its employees. "There are managers who have worked 30-plus years with us, and I grew up with their kids. There are ESL and GED programs available to employees. What we try to do is make McDonald's a family."

Global McDelivery Day. Thursday, July 19, from 10:30 a.m. until supplies run out with a minimum $5 food order through UberEats; ubereats.com.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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