Local McDonald’s to Give Away Free Vanilla Soft Serve for All
CHATTANOOGA Tenn. (WDEF) – In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on July 16, McDonald’s is celebrating its iconic vanilla soft serve by treating fans in two ways: at participating local restaurants, free vanilla cones will be offered all day long through the McDonald’s app, and one lucky guest will have the chance to win free soft serve for life.
Customers wishing to enjoy a free Vanilla Cone should download the McDonald’s mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer on July 16 to enjoy this delicious cold treat. One guest — and one guest only — will receive a special “Golden Arches Cone,” an exclusive, limited edition cone that entitles the winner to McDonald’s soft serve for life. For a chance to win the Golden Arches Cone, soft serve enthusiasts must redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer in the mobile app on July 16 between 2pm and 5pm local time*.
“We’re excited to share this fun day with our customers,” said Art Holekamp, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. Giving our guests free vanilla cones on National Ice Cream Day is just one way to show our appreciation and tell them thank you. We hope to see our guests enjoying this day as much as we will.”
In May of this year, McDonald’s unveiled a sweet surprise – that its soft serve is made with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. McDonald’s started the switch in Fall of 2016 but announced it once nearly all of its 14,000+ restaurants nationwide were offering the new treat. This joined other changes McDonald’s has made, such as removing artificial preservatives from McNuggets, committing to cage-free eggs by 2025 in the U.S. and Canada, and only serving chicken made from chickens not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine**.
McDonald’s soft serve impacts 60 percent of the desserts served by McDonald’s, including McCafé Shakes and McFlurry desserts. In addition, all three shake flavors (chocolate, strawberry and vanilla) have no high fructose corn syrup and contain whipped topping made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
*Photo from Food Business News