McDonald’s has a few new offers for customers, including a drink sleeve

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McDonald’s has launched a couple of new things for customers.

First, its Sleeves for Support program at participating locations allows customers who purchase a $6 limited-edition, insulated beverage sleeve to help generate funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton. It “provides community, comfort and hope to families of critically ill or injured children.”

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The beverage sleeves are specifically designed to hold 30-ounce cups from McDonald’s, a press release said.

“We are grateful that McDonald’s owner operators have once again come together to offer the Sleeves for Support Program in the Dayton region,” said Rita Cyr, executive director of RMHC Dayton. “Customers at our area McDonald’s have always been generous contributors to RMHC programs right here in our community.

In 2023, the Sleeves for Support program raised $41,752 for the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton and $164,152 for RMHC throughout Ohio, the release said.

The Ronald McDonald House is located at 555 Valley St. in Dayton.

The nonprofit provides “a resting place for families of sick or ill children with 14 private guest rooms at no cost to guests,” the release said. In addition, the nonprofit has family rooms inside Dayton Children’s Hospital and inside Emmett’s Place at Miami Valley Hospital for families to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital.

McDonald’s has also launched a $5 value meal on June 25 featuring four items — a McChicken or McDouble, Four Piece Chicken Nuggets, fries and a drink. It is one of several by fast-food chains to help fight inflation that is squeezing wallets

And for a limited time, the chain is currently promoting a new Grandma McFlurry, a vanilla ice cream treat made with chopped candy pieces. But what is it, exactly?

McDonald’s says the new McFlurry “is sweet — just like grandma — and features a delicious syrup and chopped, crunchy candy pieces (like grandma’s favorite treat that she hid in her purse!) — all blended in our creamy vanilla soft serve.”

Customers chatting online say it has a butterscotch flavor.

“Grandmas have always held a special place in our hearts, and today they’re having a major moment influencing culture — inspiring trends in fashion, decor and now, even food with our newest McFlurry,” said Tariq Hassan, chief marketing and customer experience Officer for McDonald’s.

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