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Midtown McDonald’s owner delivers sacks of goodies to show appreciation to police

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A midtown business owner paid a visit to the Kansas City Police Department’s Central Patrol division Tuesday afternoon to deliver goodie bags to every police officer there.

John Jelinek

John Jelinek

John Jelinek, owner and operator at Broadway McDonald’s for 34 years, is almost 90-years old and still goes into the restaurant every day to make sure things are going well for customers and employees.

“This is ‘People Week’ at McDonald’s and we honor all the people in our restaurant and our customers, plus we go, ‘What about the police department?’ because they have been much maligned today in the newspapers so we figured, ‘Let’s do something for Central Patrol District,'” said Jelinek.

Jelinek explained that the sacks are a survivor kit. There’s a note written on the outside to explain what’s inside, and why.

It says:

Lifesavers- to remind you of the many times you have been one.
Smarties- for wisdom, when making split second decisions
Gum- to help everyone stick to together
Peppermint- to help you keep your cool
Tootsie Rolls- so you can roll with the punches
Peanut Bar- for the days you feel a bit nutty
Laffy Taffy- so you remember that laughter is the best stress reliever

Thank you for all you do for our community! Your friends at the Broadway McDonald’s.

Jelinek says his ‘brilliant daughter’ came up with the idea. Each sack also contains a coupon for a breakfast sandwich or Quarter Pounder.

Central Patrol gets its goodie sacks

Central Patrol gets its goodie sacks

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