The giveaway — part of a national promotion announced by McDonald’s this week — begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at the McDonald’s at 3805 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. The Palm Beach Gardens restaurant is one of 9 McDonald’s locations in the state participating in the giveaway.
Customers must say the special code phrase — “There’s a Big Mac for That” — in order to get one of the free bottles.
Quantities are very limited.
The giveaway is part of a national promotion. Information on how to get a bottle in other parts of the country can be found here.
For customers who aren’t in a location convenient to the designated restaurant, there will also be a chance to win a bottle by following McDonald’s on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. McDonald’s will be hosting a live giveaway across each of these channels on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time.
The national giveaway comes after McDonald’s last year revealed its newest creations — larger and smaller versions of the Big Mac.
The Mac Jr. and Grand Mac burgers will be available through March 20 while supplies last.
The company said the display featured more than 100,000 LED lights.
“We are thrilled that more people than ever celebrated the holidays with us at Hoffman’s Chocolates,” stated Randall Vitale, Regional Vice President of Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We are pleased to present Winter Wonderland as a way to give back to the community and we look forward to this event every year.”
Hoffman’s said it will also be donating $1,250 to ARC Broward for being the non-profit organization that received the most number of votes in the gourmet chocolatier’s Inaugural Circle of Celebration Holiday Wreath Display and Contest. Hoffman’s Chocolates invited 10 Palm Beach and Broward County non-profit organizations to decorate custom wreaths that were on display at the Winter Wonderland. Throughout the holiday season, guests voted for their favorite wreath.
Hoffman’s Chocolates will also be donating $250 to each of the other nine non-profit organizations that participated which included Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Quantum House, The Center for Creative Education, Palm Beach Zoo, Florence Fuller Development Center, United Way of Broward County, SOS Children’s Village, Women in Distress of Broward County and Deliver the Dream.
PitaBar, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, has signed a 5 year lease for 2,245-sqaure-feet of space in the shopping center. The eatery is set to open in March, according to officials with the shopping hub.
Aroma Indian Cuisine will be opening a 3,828-square-foot, sit-down restaurant in February, officials said.
Oxxo Care Cleaners and Reel Clips have both signed 10-year leases for space at the shopping center. Both businesses plan to open early next year.
Meanwhile, Smoke Inn will be relocating to a larger space in the shopping enter, with an opening date set for March, officials said.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Florida and Georgia will host their annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser on Saturday, December 10 to benefit the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program, the chain said.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets, which can be purchased by calling or visiting a local Applebee’s, are $10 each, and advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Children under the age of 2 are free.
The event includes breakfast along with goodies, raffle tickets for door prizes and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus.
All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families, Applebee’s said.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Toys for Tots for the 2016 holiday season,” said Ed Doherty, founder and CEO of Doherty Enterprises. “The holidays are such a special time to give back to our local communities. We love interacting with our guests at every level to provide a fun-filled morning for all to enjoy the spirit of the season. We are thrilled to be able to support this amazing organization and encourage everyone to come out for a fantastic day of holiday cheer and charitable giving.”
Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast area McDonald’s restaurants are among the first in the nation to offer the chain’s latest creations — larger and smaller versions of the Big Mac.
Starting this week, local McDonald’s franchises will be offering the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. The two new items will be available for a limited time on McDonald’s Florida menu in advance of a national rollout in early 2017, the company said.
The two are twists on the original Big Mac which boasts two 100 percent all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.
The Grand Mac is made with two 100 percent pure beef patties for a total of one-third pound with two slices of American cheese and special sauce served on a larger sesame seed bun with lettuce, onions and pickles.
The Mac Jr. is a single-layer Big Mac that’s easier to eat on the go.
“The Big Mac is a legend and a great-tasting burger with hints of pickle relish, mustard, garlic and onions,” said McDonald’s Chef Mike Haracz. “We listened to our customers who told us they wanted different ways to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Big Mac taste. The classic combination of ingredients remains timeless and customers around the world continue to enjoy its signature taste.”
Hoffman’s Chocolates has opened its tenth retail location in South Florida at the Delray Marketplace, the company announced this week.
To celebrate the opening of the new location, Hoffman’s Chocolates will host a Family Fun Day Grand Opening event from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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The event will feature music and giveaways from Y-100, product samplings, kids activities, a face painter and appearances by Disney’s Princess Elena from the new Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor” and her sister Princess Isabel. Guests will also have a chance to spin the Wheel of Chocolate and win great prizes.
Free samples of Hoffman’s Chocolates favorites will be served, including gourmet double-dipped chocolate covered pretzels, coconut cashew crunch and specialty milkshake shooters.
Hoffman’s said 50 percent of all sales from the event will be donated to the American Association of Caregiving Youth.
“We are thrilled to join the Delray Beach community and continue expanding our legendary brand in Palm Beach County,” said Randall Vitale, Regional Vice President of Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We look forward to being part of the community and are excited to make life sweeter for the residents.”
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is offering a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese to any active or former United States Armed Forces personnel on Friday, November 11. In addition, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants will be dropping off complimentary lunch to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Centers in a dozen of the brand’s regions throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Guests must provide proof of military service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.
This year all current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between November 12 and November 27, 2016.
All active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with a valid U.S. military ID and veterans with ID can buy a burrito and get a second one for free from 3 p.m. to close on Veteran’s Day. The offer is available at all Chipotle restaurants in the US and is valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.
On Veterans Day, Duffy’s will donating 5 percent of its total company sales for the day to Veterans. The chain plans to split the sales amount between the Honor Flight and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach programs. The program is estimated to generate up to $10, 000 for Veterans causes.
The promotion is available at participating U.S. IHOP locations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Select IHOP restaurants will also offer a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links as part of the Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion for retired and active duty military personnel.
Proof of service includes: US Uniformed Services ID Card, US Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e. American Legion, VFW, etc.), photograph of self in US military uniform, wearing uniform, DD214, military dog tags, and citation or commendation.
The restaurant will offer offer all veterans and military personnel a complimentary original taco and fountain drink. The promotion is valid at all Lime Fresh locations, excluding college campuses. Guests must show military IDs.
Lime Fresh has one Palm Beach County location in Shadowood Square, 20642 State Rd. 7, Boca Raton.
The newly opened Nick & Johnny’s Osteria, in Juno Beach will donating 10 percent of gross sales for the day of November 11th to honor Veterans. Nick & Johnny’s has partnered with the Renewal Coalition of Jupiter to support a local Veterans cause.
Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, has launched a Veterans Day Wall of Honor community donation program in all stores. Now through November 15, customers and associates can show their support for veterans of the armed forces by making a donation at checkout to benefit Hope For The Warriors, an organization that provides service members, veterans and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.