This Healthy Food Chain Lets You Swap Your Fast-Food Gift Cards for Nutritious Meals

Freshii is calling on customers to exchange their fast-food gift cards for a free meal at one of their locations

Instead of burger and fries, how about quinoa and salad?

The gift card is probably one of the more popular holiday presents. But if Taco Bell or Burger King isn’t your thing, the Canadian-based healthy fast-casual chain Freshii is coming to the rescue. Freshii is allowing customers at any location to exchange their unwanted fast-food gift cards for a free meal, encouraging people to “get healthii” in 2017.

Customers can bring their gift card valued at $5 or more from McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Jamba Juice, Menchie’s, and Wendy’s to a Freshii location for a free healthy bowl, burrito, wrap, soup, or salad with chicken, tofu, or steak.

“We’re saying goodbye to the grease and hello to the golden arches of the next generation,” Melissa Gallagher , Freshii’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “At Freshii we live by our company mantra. Let’s eat without regret. We want our guests to live their new year’s resolutions. Let’s start 2017 off on a healthii note. Let’s Eat. Energize.”


What will Freshii do with all of that extra cash? Donate it to the WE charity, an organization that “brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world,” according to the group’s website.