Burger King announced it will soon be helping kids stay fed for free during the Coronavirus pandemic. U.S. restaurants will soon begin offering two free kids meals per adult meal, said Jose Cil, Chief Executive Officer of parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc.
The offer is for food ordered online or through Burger King’s mobile-phone app. The company is working with its franchisees on a case-by-case basis to determine whether to provide aid.
Restaurants across the U.S. including those owned by Restaurant Brands International, are shifting to mostly takeout, delivery and drive-thru to minimize human contact.
“We work closely with each of our franchisees,” he said. “We’re going to get through this. We have a strong franchise system and a very strong franchise model.” Concerns are high about the industry, however: A report Tuesday from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said that the coronavirus-related shutdown could eliminate 7.4 million restaurant jobs.