As many of you know, The Senior List publishes the biggest list of senior discounts on the web. We receive a lot of local feedback regarding McDonald’s restaurants and thought we’d inquire as to a national (corporate) discount program for seniors and veterans. After repeated requests, we recently heard back from McDonald’s USA about the availability of corporate wide McDonald’s senior discounts AND discounts for veterans. We received the following reply:
McDonald’s on Senior Discounts
Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald’s. We truly appreciate customer feedback and welcome the opportunity to share some information with you.
More than 90 percent of McDonald’s U.S. restaurants are owned and operated by independent businesspeople. As independent owners, McDonald’s franchisees have the authority to make certain operating decisions as they relate to their McDonald’s restaurant operations. We recommend inquiring directly with your local McDonald’s in regards to any senior discounts or Veterans’s discounts they may offer. –
Again, thank you for contacting McDonald’s. We hope to have the opportunity of serving you again soon under the Golden Arches – Caroline, McDonald’s Customer Response Center
As you can imagine this kind of response is very safe (and vague) for a reason. McDonald’s wants to give it’s owner owned franchises the opportunity to make local discounting decisions independently of the mother ship. I certainly understand this, and believe that there are many local franchise owners that are offering a variety of senior discounts like a “senior coffee” (special price for those 55+) across the country. Remember, it never hurts to ask, so we recommend you do so!
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