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McDonald’s is offering free fries on Fridays for the rest of 2018. What’s the catch?

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

McDonald’s fries fans get a deal for the remainder of 2018.

The fast-food chain is offering free medium fries on Fridays for the remainder of 2018. To get them, download the McDonald’s app and make a minimum $1 purchase.

Lovers of the chain’s sweet tea and Coke can get a free soft drink with a $1 purchase on the app on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each offer works only once per day.

McDonald’s is clearly taking thirsty Thursday and Fry-day to another level, but it’s all part of a push to boost its app traffic. Last fall, 30 million people had downloaded the app and 9 million were active users, and the company hopes for plenty more, according to

The company is offering more app-only deals.