Wendy’s will offer free Jr. Frosty’s during the coronavirus, but only for patients who enter through the drive-thru (which is everybody).

What’s happening:

Wendy’s announced on March 16 that it would close all of its dine-in restaurants and focus on only carryout, pickup, drive-thru and delivery options.

Wendy’s announced Thursday, March 26, that people who enter through the drive-thru will receive a free Jr. Frosty with their meal.

Wendy’s tweeted: “The little things can make all the difference sometimes. Get a free Jr. Frosty with every Wendy’s drive-thru order starting today.”

The only way to have Wendy’s

  • Wendy’s CEO and President Todd Penegor announced on March 22 that the fast-food chain would suspend carryout service, too.
  • He said: “At Wendy’s, the health, safety and well-being of our teams and customers has always been our top priority. And after thoughtful conversations with our franchisees, my senior leadership team and other advisers, we believe the best way we can serve our communities is to focus on delivery and drive-thru services in our restaurants throughout the United States and Canada and close dining rooms for carryout service, except in limited circumstances. We are making similar adjustments to our operations in other international markets as well.”

Other changes to fast food

  • McDonald’s announced Thursday that it would suspend its all-day breakfast menu in order to streamline its operations, according to USA Today.