There are almost a hundred branches of McDonald’s in the Philippines. But while every branch serves delicious fries and burgers, there are definitely those that stand out in terms of aesthetics. Want to upgrade your Big Mac experience? Check out these coolest McDonald’s in the Philippines!
The coolest McDonald’s in the Philippines to satisfy your cravings
1. McDonald’s McKinley West
It just makes sense that a chic McDonald’s branch sits right at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, a premier financial and commercial district in Metro Manila. The two giant golden arches alone make it one of the most stylish McDonald’s in the Philippines! It’s also one of the first branches to adapt the NXTGEN stores, where menus are now digitised.
2. McDonald’s Greenbelt
This corner lot McDonald’s serves as a landmark to most non-locals visiting Greenbelt. It has been around for at least a decade and has gone through many changes. At one point, the branch had a McPlay Place, which is now a stylish extension of its McCafé. But as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. McDonald’s Greenbelt has never lost its welcoming charm ever since it opened in the ’80s, and it seems to only grow today.
3. McDonald’s Eastwood City
This McDonald’s branch in Eastwood City sits at a strategic place. It’s close enough to the main mall for people who crave their signature burgers but far enough to separate itself from the party atmosphere in Eastwood’s bars and restaurants.
4. McDonald’s Capital Town
Capital Town at San Fernando, Pampanga has the largest McDonald’s branch in the Philippines. But more than its size, this branch makes it fit a few utility upgrades. It features facilities like a conference room, al fresco spaces, and a separate McCafé. To wrap the experience together, it even offers a spectacular view of Mount Arayat!
5. McDonald’s Pontevia
In Daang Hari, Cavite, many drivers make their way to McDonald’s Pontevia for its wide open space to enjoy their chicken and spaghetti. Its simplicity also invites other travellers to enjoy the area, since it’s a bit isolated from traffic. So the next time you want to enjoy a McDonald’s meal in solitude, head over to this branch for your slice of heaven.
6. McDonald’s Tagaytay
McDonald’s Tagaytay’s panoramic view makes it a sure contender for the prettiest McDonald’s in the Philippines. Imagine having a sweeping vista of Taal Lake and Mount Taal as you sip on a hot McDonald’s Premium Roast Coffee! Certainly, dining at this branch should be an easy choice to make. The cool weather is a nice little bonus too.
7. McDonald’s Vigan
To fit in Vigan’s famous heritage village, this McDonald’s branch took inspiration from Spanish colonial houses. And this decision by McDonald’s Vigan pays off like one would expect: a stylish restaurant with undeniable food. Now if there was some way to incorporate Vigan longganisa in their food items…
8. McDonald’s Upper East
The designer of McDonald’s Upper East in Bacolod had a field day when they gave him the go signal to conceptualise this store. Hailed as the most beautiful McDonald’s branch in the Philippines, the Upper East store has a lot of features enough to make it a city attraction. These include wide gardens as an al fresco space, old trains repurposed as ice cream stands, and even a massive Masskara-inspired wall!
9. McDonald’s Silay
McDonald’s seems to enjoy repurposing old buildings into dining places. If most of their projects turn out something like the Silay branch, we have no objections. The restaurant definitely fits in the old heritage houses of the sugar barons in Negros.
10. McDonald’s Plaza Pershing
Another repurposed art deco building, this McDonald’s branch in Zamboanga City is becoming a popular attraction. This historic building had a pretty important role during its time, as it housed a branch of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China. Today, it serves delicious burgers, fries, fried chicken, and spaghetti to hungry Zamboangueños at the heart of Plaza Pershing.
With branch after branch opening, it’s pretty safe to say that McDonald’s in the Philippines will only grow. Judging from this list, it seems that the American fast food chain’s creativity will keep up with the expansion. This means even more trendy places to indulge in Quarter Pounders!
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