Coronavirus: Pret and McDonald's announce they'll give away free hot drinks to NHS workers

High street coffee chain Pret and fast food giants McDonald's have announced that they will be giving away free hot drinks to NHS workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 18th Mar 2020
Updated 18 th Mar 2020

Tweeting from their official account, Pret wrote: "Dear NHS workers, your hot drinks are on the house, from today and we'll take 50 per cent off everything else."

They then finished the post by thanking them for everything they are doing.

The tweet has since received over 40,000 likes and drew praise from hundreds of coffee fans.

To qualify, all medical workers have to do is show their NHS card in any UK store.

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Not long after that, McDonald's followed suit, posting that they will also be doing the same as well as offering all emergency services and social workers with a valid work ID the same.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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