Participating McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida and around the state are inviting students taking Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test a free breakfast on April 15, the first day of testing. The breakfast offer will run from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and includes an Egg McMuffin, a choice of 1 percent low-fat white milk or a small orange juice, and a package of Apple Slices.
This is the fourth consecutive year that McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida are offering students free breakfast on the first day of the FCAT. Last year local McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida served thousands of students a free breakfast on exam day.
"We are excited to continue our FCAT breakfast program. I - along with many other local McDonald's owner-operators, managers, and crew members - am a parent, and we feel it is important to contribute to the well-being of children in our communities," said Tim Frederic, who owns and operates several McDonald's in Cape Coral. "The breakfast McDonald's is offering includes fruit, an English muffin made with 8 grams of whole grain, and low-fat dairy, which will help students start the day.
"Regardless of whether students eat at home, at their schools or at McDonald's, a balanced breakfast on FCAT day is important," Frederic said..
Students and their families who enjoy breakfast at McDonald's on April 15 are encouraged to plan their visits accordingly so they arrive to school on time.