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Can you use an EBT SNAP card at McDonald’s or Burger King

By August 26, 2022USDA

Can you use an EBT SNAP card at McDonald’s or Burger King

You can use an EBT card at McDonald’s if you live in a state that participates in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP). SNAP is extended through the RMP. The purpose of this program is so that people that cannot otherwise get warm food can do so. The states that participate in RMP are:

  1. California
  2. Arizona
  3. Michigan
  4. Maryland
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Illinois

Even in the states that participate in the restaurant meals program, you’ll only find a few SNAP-approved fast-food restaurants that take EBT cards. For example, McDonald’s doesn’t take EBT cards in Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan, and Maryland. Even in California and Arizona, the two states with the most elaborate RMPs, not all fast-food locations take EBT cards. So even if you and your state participate in the RMP, you won’t be able to use your card at McDonald’s unless you find an RMP-approved fast food restaurant.

That’s because it’s usually at the discretion of SNAP agencies in every state to decide which restaurants or retailers should be approved for the RMP. Thus, the problem isn’t McDonald’s, but your state’s RMP regulations. If your state allows it, fast-food restaurants will happily process your food stamps and give you the hamburger.

This usually does not apply to fast-food apps online.

Can you use an EBT SNAP card at McDonald’s or Burger King

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