May 24, 2010

Billions served

McDonald's was first brought to Manila by businessman George T. Yang in 1981. It now has close to three hundred branches all over the Philippines; some are company-owned and some are franchises. The bigger branches have any or all of the fastfood giant's additional services: McCafé, PlayPlace, drive-through, or being open 24/7, including holidays! In Metro Manila and a few other cities and provinces, McDonald's also offers 24-hour delivery. What's your country's McDonald's like?

McDonald's sign at night

19 comments:

Wayne said...

On general principle I refuse to eat at them. But they've been doing the McCafe thing here. They have been giving away free coffee for some time and it's surprising to me just how many people I see walking around with McDs paper cups in their hands.

Tracy said...

Delivery, huh? That's interesting because I think we Americans tend to think everything is done OUR way all over the world. (Oh, wait, different fast food restaurant. :-) ) Anyway, I met a man from Britain last winter and when I asked him what his favorite American food is he told me McDonald's!

brattcat said...

Wow. Here in Brattleboro we must have the poor unloved stepsister of your MacDonald's.

Leif Hagen said...

There's a McDonalds just 600 meters from my office. I've never gone there for lunch during the work week. In fact, I can't remember when I even went there. They have a big playland in ours.
But I do like French fries....

Kaori said...

It's so unhealthy but love their french fries ;-D
Did you know that the golden arch is not the M for mcdonalds but for the arch shape of the first mcdonalds shop? There was something about it on tv the other day :-)

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

We do have a McDonald's here at General Trias but with the vastness of our Town, the easiest and fastest way to grab that Big Mac is thru Tanza. I'm not that much of a fan of McDonald's to be honest (Except their Happy Meals which I dedicatedly collect when I was a child) because the food seems so Mechanical to me? I'm so weird right? Hahaha I don't know. I'mm not comparing it to Jollibee but I think Jollibee's food has more heart to it. Much more Homey as for my taste :D

On the other hand, my friends go Gaga for McDonald's They so love it there! Especially their McNuggets and Cheeseburgers, they go crazy about it!

I missed it in here Hilda! BTW, I'm still waiting for my interview at my school. I hope I can make it so I can start teaching this June :D

Steven^^

Louis la Vache said...

In France, they are popularly called "McDo", though the stores look like they do everywhere around the world.

SFBakstad said...

24 hour delivery for fast food? Wow! No, we have to go to them to get those great fries.

CafebyJW said...

In my university time, we used to invite the McDonald marketing team to present their business strategy, and they claim that they always use best meat, best veggie.. why still call as Junk food. So far, I still not understand about this.

Anyway, beautiful capture!

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Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so nice !!Great Sharing !!

AB said...

My small town in Germany is belatedly experiencing the "expensive US coffee invasion". First Starbucks, and then, presumably in response, McDonalds moved to newer premises with a McCafé section, where you get bagels and coffee latte-

Lois said...

24 hour delivery! My grandkids would love that. I was glad to see your comment on my blog from Toronto over the weekend Hilda. I hope you are having fun!

Halcyon said...

I don't eat at Mackers, but I can say with certainty that ours do not deliver. You'll have to drive in yourself for service.

Don and Krise said...

What's our McDonald's like? Usually pretty yummy! :-)

arabesque said...

i used to go crazy over mc-flurry and fries, then, it was the love for nuggets.
but i don't know, think it's all the greasiness lately that i've come to avoid it. ^0^

Rob and Mandy said...

The only good thung I have to say about spanish or portuguese MDs is that their coffee is actually quite good.

Jacob said...

I try to avoid McDonald's whenever possible. And I think it's a shame they have spread out over the world like the plague!

Vernz said...

their drive-thru rocks... thanks Hilds for dropping by.

Dina said...

They deliver?? Oi

Israel has the Golden Arches too.
But our Burger Kings are right now being sold to Burger Ranch.