Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School teachers applaud the $5,000 donation.

By Georgia Ferguson

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, and local restaurants want to help celebrate. Here’s where teachers can get free meals and deals with a teacher ID card:

  • The McDonald’s at 5403 Ross Ave. is organizing an event from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be face painting, balloons and crafts for kids to make as gifts for their teachers. Guests who donate school items can collect free ice cream or a cookie.
  • Teachers and faculty with a school ID card will receive a free box combo at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations on Gaston and Ross.
  • The Chick-fil-A at 9111 Garland Road will give a free original chicken sandwich to teachers with a valid school ID card from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
  • The Chipotle at 2201 Abrams Road will have a promotion from 3-10 p.m. Tuesday when school staff can receive one free menu item with a valid school ID.
  • From May 7-May 31, anyone can get a free Route 44 drink or slush off the Sonic app with promo code TEACHERS.