Everyone’s favorite fast-food chain, McDonald’s, is offering free French fries every Friday for the rest of the year, and we only have one question: Is it too early to rename the last day of the work week “Friyay” (or rather “Fry-yay”)? As if McDonald’s French fries weren’t already our guilty pleasure, the fact that they’re now free means we’re basically throwing our diets out the window on Fridays. That said, we all deserve a treat at the end of the week. The best part? It’s so easy to make Fridays a lot happier with free fried spuds.
From now until December 30, 2018, Mickey D’s is giving away medium-sized fries free of charge with orders of $1 or more. But you can’t just walk up to the register and ask for your fries to go. First, you have to download the McDonald’s app. Assemble your cart full of goodies and when you go to pay, there should be an option called “Add Deal to Mobile Order.” This is where you can add the free-fries promotion. Then, decide how you want to pay and where you want to pickup your greasy, salty, fried goodness. The only thing separating you from warm carb heaven is a short walk (or drive) to your Golden Arches of choice.
Wait, wait, wait — there has to be a catch, right? Sadly, McDonald’s French fry promotion is only valid on Fridays. You’ll have to pay full price the rest of the week, but that’s OK with us. Having the deal only on Fridays makes it feel so much more like a well-deserved indulgence. And honestly, it’s probably better for our waistlines, too!
Oh, one other thing is that the French fry deal is only available on McDonald’s mobile app. But at least there’s now an incentive to sit down with your phone and learn about how this app works. Good news: If you’ve ever ordered at one of the stand-alone kiosks at any McDonald’s location, you’ll see that the layout of the app is very similar.
And now we’ll leave you to go get French fries of our own. Happy Friyay indeed!