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McDonald’s launches ‘Thank You Meal’ program for front-liners

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McDONALD’S Saipan and Guam on Wednesday kicked off its “Thank You Meal” program which will provide free meals to first responders for two weeks.

McDonald's Saipan and Guam owner/operator Marcia Ayuyu, center, and first responders show “Thank You Meal” boxes on Tuesday at McDonald's Middle Road.

Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

 

McDonald’s executive assistant to the president Mable Ayuyu-Glenn said their restaurants on Saipan and Guam are participating in the national campaign which runs from April 22 to May 5.

On Saipan, she said they estimated that about 700 first responders — nurses, doctors, health workers, law enforcers and Covid-19 Task Force members — will avail themselves of the free meal program. They can pick up free breakfast or lunch at McDonald’s Middle Road or Garapan branches.

“It’s free for our front-liners — all they have to do is drive thru or come inside the restaurant and ask for a ‘Thank You Meal,’ ” Ayuyu-Glenn said, adding that the front-liners also have to show their badges or IDs when picking up the meal.

Each front-liner will receive a meal box with a “thank you” note from McDonald’s.

Elbow bump: Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios show the safe and proper way to greet one another.

Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

 

“We’re more than happy to participate in such a wonderful campaign to express our gratitude to all front-liners throughout Guam and Saipan,” said McDonald’s of Guam and Saipan president and owner/operator Jose Ayuyu.

His wife, owner/operator Marcia Ayuyu, launched the program at McDonald’s Middle Road with Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. CEO Esther Muna, Covid-19 Task Force Chairman Warren Villagomez, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Guerrero, Department of Corrections Commissioner Wally Villagomez, healthcare workers and law enforcers.

“We want to thank them for their continued commitment, dedication and sacrifices for us and our community,” Marcia Ayuyu said.

Governor Torres personally thanked McDonald’s and the Ayuyu family for providing free meals to front-liners who, he added, “really appreciate the gesture.”

The governor said McDonald’s is among the government’s private partners who support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, first lady Diann T. Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, CHCC CEO Esther Muna, Covid-19 Task Force Chairman Warren Villagomez, McDonald's Saipan and Guam owner/operator Marcia Ayuyu and her executive assistant Mable Ayuyu-Glenn pose with first responders as they hold “Thank You Meal” boxes.


Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

 

For her part, CHCC CEO Esther Muna said they appreciate the help extended to healthcare workers. Another way to help them, she added, is to follow the social distancing directives and stay home. “That would be the best gift for all of us. We are all in this together and everyone is contributing to make sure that everyone is doing the right thing and helping each other — and that says a lot about Saipan.”

DPS Commissioner Robert Guerrero noted it was not the first time that McDonald’s has showed its support for first responders and law enforcers.

He said for the past two years, McDonald’s hosted “Coffee with the Cops” which allowed members of the public to sit with law enforcers and air concerns over a cup of coffee at a McDonald’s restaurant.

In maintaining peace and order in the community, he added, DPS is also getting a lot of support from other agencies such as the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Department of Corrections.


McDonald's executive assistant to president Mable Ayuyu-Glenn holds a box of “Thank You Meal.”

Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

 

He said DPS has been “stretching its manpower” to manage the Covid-19 quarantine and isolations sites at Kanoa Resort and the Pacific Islands Club while patrolling the villages and responding to incidents reported to the police.

For more details about the “Thank You Meal program,” call McDonald’s of Saipan marketing manager Ana Olaes at 235-8761.

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