A McDonald's in Palmetto, Fla. By Brian Blanco, for USA TODAY
Tampa, Florida -- McDonald's is helping FCAT test takers get their brains in gear with free breakfast Monday.
Nearly every student in Florida from 3rd through 10th grades will be taking some kind of FCAT test Monday.
And they're all able to pick up a free Egg McMuffin; apple slices; and milk, chocolate milk, or orange juice Monday between 6 and 9 a.m.
All 188 McDonald's in the Tampa Bay area are taking part, and last year they served more than 30,000 free meals on the first day of FCAT testing.
To get their free breakfast, students must be present at the restaurant and in 3rd through 11th grades.
The free McDonald's FCAT breakfast is only available inside at the counter in most locations -- not at the drive thru -- although some busy locations have an outside pick-up area set up where parents can get the breakfast without leaving their cars.
School districts are allowed to schedule some FCAT testing all the way through April 27th. While McDonald's is only serving free breakfast on Monday, April 16th, many school cafeterias offer free breakfast on each FCAT testing day.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News