McDonald’s customers able to buy hand sanitiser at any restaurant in Australia

Fancy a bottle of hand sanitiser with your Big Mac?

Customers will now be able to purchase a 50ml bottle of hand sanitiser for $3.50 at any McDonalds restaurant in Australia.

Todd Bryant, the owner of McDonalds North Orange in NSW, says the move is all about making life more convenient for customers during the current restrictions.

"McDonalds have done an outstanding job to be open and be a part of everything that's going on with this virus, and to assist our customers in trying to keep life as normal as possible," he said.

Each store in the country will receive about 200 units, with 100 per cent of the profits going towards Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Australia.

The charity provides a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children.

"At Macca's, we're privileged to be able to play an active role in supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. It's an incredible charity that plays a vital role in keeping families close during their times of need," Jo Feeney, Marketing Director at McDonald's Australia, said.

Ten cents from the sale of every large McCafe beverage until June 3 will also be donated to the charity.

"Funds raised from the sale of the hand sanitiser bottles will support us in operating our Houses, Family Rooms, Family Retreats and the Learning Program right across the country," said Barbara Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.

All 18 Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide have had to adapt to COVID-safe restrictions to keep providing their service to families in need.

"Every house around Australia has had to pivot and go from meals on a table for families to 'how do we support families direct into their accommodation?'" Rebecca Walsh, Executive Officer of RMHC in Orange, said.

Donations made to the Orange branch will also go towards creating food and toiletry care packages for families staying at the centre.

"Often families come in a rush… We might have things like pastas, pasta sauces, baked beans, spaghetti, so that the family then doesn't have to worry about 'where do I shop?' during this time," said Ms Walsh.

The hand sanitiser is available until June 3 or until stocks last through drive thru, in-store or when ordering through the app.

Muffins and milk are expected to be available at drive-thru until the end of July.

Source: 9News

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