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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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Insiders say both are very involved in their children’s lives and would share joint custody. They share son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9, and Brady is also the father of son Jack, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan. As previously reported, Brady and Bündchen have been living separately for the past couple of months in Florida and have started to move forward with the divorce process.

Although sources close to Bündchen have stressed that it is “sexist” to say the split is over the model’s issues with Brady’s return to the NFL, the source says, “As with many marriages, it’s not just one thing. Gisele has made it clear that she worried about Tom playing football and that they had had many talks about it. But they have had a series of blowups over the past few years, and this time it looks like there’s no going back.”

Now, Twitter thinks newly single Pete Davidson would be the perfect match for Gisele. The Saturday Night Live alum has a long history of dating newly single women, with his most recent and most famous being Kim Kardashian after her split from Kanye West. Though they dated for nine months, the former couple seemed pretty serious about each other.

“Keep Pete Davidson away from Gisele at all costs unless you wanna see Tom Brady win 3 more consecutive Superbowls out of pure hatred,” joked one Twitter user about the notoriously competitive NFL player.

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Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.