Free McDonald's Coffee Offer Begins Today, Through September 29

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Free + coffee = Where do we get some of that, right NOW?

For the next two weeks, McDonald's restaurants nationwide will give away a small coffee during breakfast hours.

However, in the Chicago market, you can get a free cup all day.


The offer begins today and runs through national coffee day, which is Sept. 29.

"We know our guests are busy, especially during the morning, and a free cup of coffee goes a long way in helping get their days started," said Greg Watson, senior vice president, McDonald's US Menu Innovation.

This is the second time the fast-food chain has launched a free coffee giveaway. The first one was in March and the restaurant chain gave away over one million cups.

McDonald's is also asking people to "sip and tell" their embarrassing pre-coffee moments on social media with @McCafe using the hashtag #SipandTell.

McDonald's first launched its McCafé line in the United States in 2009.

The collection included McCafé signature blend coffee and quickly expanded to include iced coffees and espresso-based drinks.