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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

McDonald’s Philippine joins National Breakfast Day on March 18, 2013 (free sandwich for everyone!)


McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
I have two stories that I can share today about McDonald’s, first, is the National Breakfast Day and, second, the gold standard kitchen of McDonald’s. I attended an activity and tour in McDonald’s yesterday and I’m so excited to stand infront of the frying pan and also their burger making machines, I giggled like a little boy because there’s McDo food around me.

let’s start out story with this National Breakfast Day

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McDonald's breakfast meals are the best ever for a fast food, I love their sandwiches especially the McMuffin, I’m a ham and egg sandwich lover and I always order this with a hot coffee whenever I go to a McDo drive thru store.

The big news here is that McDo Philippines will join the McDonald’s National Breakfast Day this March 18, 2013. The event will be participated by all McDonald’s store branches in Asia, Middle East and South Africa. This will be the biggest breakfast activation to date—National Breakfast Day. They will be giving away free McMuffins to everyone, and its an over 5 million McMuffins to giveaway in just one day, here in the Philippines, we will have now another reason to say “Hooray for Today”, because 300,000 pcs of McMuffins sandwich will be given away here in our country.

So how many free sandwiches per branch?
That’s 1,000 free McMuffins only per branch nationwide. All McDonald’s restaurants serving breakfast in the country will be offering 1,000 delicious McMuffins from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM via dine-in, take-out, or drive-thru.

So here’s how you can get the free McMuffin
1. First, visit a McDo branch that serves breakfast meal from 5am-9am
2. When you order something, or just drop by there, they will give a coupon for the National Breakfast Day
3. Show the coupon at the counter and claim your free McMuffin meal

I also heard that some McDo branches that serves breakfast meal will also join, just be there at around 8am-9m for the coupon.
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Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will super enjoy breakfast this March 18, 2013.
So set your alarm early on March 18 and head over to the nearest McDonald’s breakfast store from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM to celebrate the first National Breakfast Day and enjoy your free McMuffin before going to school or work.


McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
“McDonald’s realizes the importance of breakfast and the role it plays in the lives of our customers—seen with our ‘Hooray for Today’ campaign. With National Breakfast Day, we are taking ‘Hooray for Today’ to a new level by giving Filipinos an opportunity to taste just how good breakfast at McDonald’s really is. We are very excited and have done lengthy preparations for this event. Our store crew and kitchens are ready to serve our customers delicious McMuffin sandwiches on Monday with a smile “ - McDonald’s President and CEO Kenneth Yang
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Let’s Tweet and share your breakfast day experience, just tweet with hashtag : #nationalbreakfastday

McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
Ohh check out my yummy warm McDo Egg McMuffin, it is made of lightly grilled Canadian bacon, freshly cracked Grade A egg and melty yummy American-style cheese.

and for my 2nd story, we got an tour inside the Gold Standard kitchen of McDonald’s

McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
We are here at the newly opened McDo ABS CBN Store, they showed to us their kitchen facilities and also how they prepared our burgers and other meals.

McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
Taking photos of other machines are not allowed, so I just going to show you some kitchen-wares that is seen from the counter. Here is the section and table for creating our burgers, the metal surface is hot and it keeps all ingredients warm and burgers stay fresh during the creation of your quarter pounder.

McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
During my photo taking, I spotted Jenny haahahah. I didn’t noticed her when I arrived at the kitchen….ohh I arrived late pala


McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
Here’s one of the McDo staff preparing a nice cheeseburger McDo. Ohhhh sarap!


McDonalds Philippines National Breakfast Day 2013 photos by Azrael Coladilla
All of us are wearing hair nets during the tour.
I love their machine that cook the eggs of our Egg McMuffin, and also I got a tip on how to store towels and other cleaning materials that are used in every section of the store. McDo follows a global standard on how to prepare our food, they follow lots of strict rules in every corner of the kitchen just to make sure that the food they prepare are nice and clean. The machines, lots of notes and visual reminders helped a lot for the McDo staff to do the job every day for us, thanks McDo for sharing this to us.

I got info that 50% of McDo branches nationwide are now following and using the gold standard, the new machines and facilities are the celebrity here. Newly opened branches are automatically upgraded to gold standard kitchen, while other branches that are stucked to the old style are now upgrading slowly.

So that’s the reason why other McDo branches are closed and under renovation, because they are upgrading the kitchen for us. In my observation, I think the renovation will go less than a month per branch.

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For more information visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph or like the official McDonald’s Facebook fan page facebook.com/McDo.ph. You can also share your excitement on Twitter by using the official hashtag: #nationalbreakfastday.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.

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