There are more than 232,000 fast food restaurants in the United States, meaning as much as we may try to resist it, it's always there in a pinch after a long day. And if you've ever had one of those days where you just can't even think about what to feed your kids for dinner, it can be a lifesaver. McDonald's is now helping out even more with a buy one, get one free Happy Meal deal that is sure to help you check dinner off your to-do list—and probably make your kids pretty happy, too. To get the deal, just download the McDonald’s smartphone app, create an account and click the “Deals” tab. When you place your order, click on the coupon and present it to the cashier or scan the QR code at the kiosk. That's it! Dinner is served. This deal is good through Oct. 8.
Other Deals You Can Find In The App
According to The Penny Hoarder, there are other deals you can score with the app, too. While getting the Happy Meals, you can also grab a bite for yourself with a coupon for a free medium order of fries and a free soft drink with the purchase of a signature crafted sandwich. Other BOGO deals include ice cream sundaes, Big Macs, large fries and McGriddles, if you're rushing out the door and skip breakfast. If you aren't interested in the other coupons and instead want to be a little healthier while buying your quick meal, Eat This, Not That! compiled a list of the healthiest choices available at McDonald's. According to the list, the best McDonald's main dish is the McDouble, with 23 grams of protein and only 380 calories. Even better, stick to a salad, but be sure to order the southwest grilled chicken salad. With 470 calories and 38 grams of protein, ingredients include romaine lettuce, baby spinach, red leaf lettuce, and kale topped with veggies like black beans, corn, oven-roasted tomatoes and poblano peppers, plus cheddar and jack cheeses. The buy one, get one free Happy Meal deal, along with the other coupons, is only good until Oct. 8, but after that, another cycle of coupons are sure to be added to the app.
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