Southeast Michigan McDonald's To Offer Free Breakfast to the First 200 Commuters
01/11/2011

On January 12 from 8–10 a.m. at Campus Martius Park in Detroit, those traveling by foot or vehicle will receive a free full-size serving of Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and a cup of Premium Roast Coffee, courtesy of Southeast Michigan McDonald’s.

Online PR News – 11-January-2011 – – To celebrate the debut of McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Southeast Michigan McDonald’s will treat 200 commuters to a free breakfast, providing Sweet Harmony to their morning. On January 12 from 8–10 a.m. at Campus Martius Park, located in downtown Detroit, those traveling by foot or vehicle will receive a free full-size serving of Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and a cup of Premium Roast Coffee, courtesy of McDonald’s. Offer valid while supplies last, no purchase necessary.

“McDonald’s is excited to kick off the new year with the introduction of Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. It’s portable, affordable and a balanced breakfast solution,” said Willie Blue, marketing manager for McDonald’s Michigan Region. “Recognizing many customers desire to focus on healthy dining options, we’re offering this complimentary breakfast to help them get their year and morning off to a wholesome and delicious start.”

Combining the perfect harmony of flavor, McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is prepared with 100 percent natural whole grain oats, light cream and brown sugar, and topped with diced, fresh red and green apples, tangy dried cranberries and two types of raisins. As an accompaniment to the breakfast offering, passersby also can enjoy wonderful entertainment hosted by McDonald’s, including synchronized skating exhibitions by Team du Coeur and singing by members of Detroit School of Arts’ Jazz Ensemble.

In addition to the two-hour free breakfast giveaway, McDonald’s will have street teams throughout the surrounding Campus Martius area, offering commuters giveaways, including branded wearables and “Be Our Guest” cards redeemable for one free Fruit & Maple Oatmeal at any participating McDonald’s.

“Adding Fruit & Maple Oatmeal to our menu offerings underscores McDonald’s continued commitment to meet the changing needs and tastes of our metro Detroit customers,” added Blue. “With more than 500 McDonald’s restaurants across Michigan, our customers have the accessibility and opportunity to purchase Fruit & Maple Oatmeal any time of the day.”

Delivering two of the three recommended daily servings for whole grains and about a half cup of fruit, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald’s first new breakfast offering since 2008. As part of McDonald’s ongoing commitment to customer choice, every bowl of Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is freshly prepared upon request: customers may order it with or without brown sugar. Beyond breakfast, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is served any time of the day in all of McDonald’s participating 14,000 restaurant locations in the United States.

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