Apple Pay Offering Free Fries From McDonald's in New Promotion

Anyone who uses Apple Pay to checkout in the McDonald's iOS app on a Friday in April will have the opportunity to get free Medium fries with their order. The offer for a free side of fries is Apple's latest promotion for Apple Pay, and customers have two more Fridays to take advantage of it: April 20 and April 27.


The McDonald's promotion is valid only with a minimum $1 purchase (excluding tax), is available to each user once per week, and can only be used with Mobile Order & Pay at participating McDonald's. With this feature, customers can place their order in the McDonald's app, pay using Apple Pay during checkout, and then head to their local McDonald's to pick up their food.

The promotional email also touts Apple Pay's support in other fast food restaurants, including KFC, Pizza Hut, and Subway. Within apps, Apple reminds users that they can order ahead in Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Jimmy John's. Lastly, the company mentions Apple Pay Cash as a way for users to split lunch orders with friends.

The last few Apple Pay promos offered savings for Adidas and Hotwire, Fanatics, Grubhub and Seamless, TouchTunes, and Fandango.

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5 weeks ago
Apple is a dying company. Fire Timmy! Steve would have gotten us large fries!!!
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5 weeks ago

Here comes the raft of "McDonalds is bad for you" posts.


Apple promoting cancer.


Right on cue!
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5 weeks ago
Missed opportunity. The campaign should have been: use Apple Pay, get a free Apple Pie.
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5 weeks ago
Here comes the raft of "McDonalds is bad for you" posts.
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5 weeks ago
Apple: "No one could possibly be upset about free fries."
MacRumors: "Hold my whine..."
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5 weeks ago
Incidentally that Friday promotion in the iOS app has been going on for some time without Apple Pay, at least in this area.

Oh, and also McDonald's is… radioactive? Is that sufficient to satisfy expectations for this thread?
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5 weeks ago
A clever way to sell more Apple watches: fill up on fries then fill up those rings.
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5 weeks ago

A free Big Mac would have been nice, but we know Apple doesn’t even remember what those are a lot of the time these days.

They remember the Mac! When you're done with your fries you can throw away the wrapper in this beautifully designed Apple trashcan, as illustrated by yours truly on MacRumors nearly four years ago:



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5 weeks ago
Free obesity also!
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5 weeks ago
A free Big Mac would have been nice, but we know Apple doesn’t even remember what those are a lot of the time these days.
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