McDonald’s and its Local Florida Franchisees Team Up to Serve Thousands of Free Hot Meals to Those Affected by Hurricane Ian in Port Charlotte
Meals available from McDonald’s McRig in restaurant parking lot located at
13418 S. McCall Road in Port Charlotte beginning October 5
|Port Charlotte, FL – (October 4, 2022) – Local Florida McDonald’s restaurant Owner/Operators and McDonald’s USA are serving thousands of free, hot meals to Southwest Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. The freshly prepared grab-and-go meals include cheeseburgers, McNuggets, French fries, apple slices and bottled water. The meals are prepared and distributed from the McDonald’s McRig, a full-sized tractor-trailer with a nearly complete McDonald’s kitchen. They will be available starting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are devastated by the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Ian to so many of our local communities across Florida,” said Amy Rodriguez, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “As soon as we saw the extent of the devastation to Southwest Florida, we began efforts to bring the McDonald’s McRig down to Florida. We take pride in supporting the communities we serve and look forward to doing our part by offering hot meals to the Port Charlotte and Englewood communities as we begin to recover from this heartbreaking disaster.”
Employees will hand out the meals through a makeshift Drive Thru set up on the restaurant parking lot. Additionally, there will be a walk-up area for ordering for those patrons arriving by foot. Restaurant employees will help guide traffic into the parking lot to help keep the lines moving as quickly as possible.
To McDonald’s, being part of the community means supporting people every day, and especially when they need it most. During times of crisis, local McDonald’s franchisees have supported communities across the country from providing meals, supplies and other assistance during hurricanes, free Thank You Meals for health care workers during the pandemic, and disaster relief after floods and other natural disasters.
“We hope this small act of kindness provides a bit of relief and comfort during such a difficult time,” said Rodriguez. “We also want to thank our many suppliers who are ensuring we have food and supplies at the McRig, as well as regional employees who are taking time to serve the Port Charlotte and Englewood communities.”
This McDonald’s restaurant is family owned and operated by Brenda Symons along with her daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Sergio Rodriguez.
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