IN PHOTOS: McDonald’s celebrates 4th National Breakfast Day

MANILA, Philippines – The ‘Monday blues’ are real.

Waking up early on a Monday morning to get back into the hustle is one of the most common struggles of the working population. We see it on Instagram and Facebook posts, and hear about it from our colleagues once they settle on their desks.

But a simple surprise at the start of the day can make it worth it.

A hearty breakfast to kickoff your week and take away the Monday blues may just be the answer to your problems. The best part is that for one day, it’s free.

On Monday, March 14, more than 400 McDonald’s stores nationwide gave away free McMuffins to both drive-thru and in-store customers from 6 to 7 am for National Breakfast Day in the Philippines. On their 4th year, this is also McDonald’s biggest celebration of the event to date.

Adi Timbol–Hernandez, Senior PR and Communications manager for McDonald’s Philippines, says that they have always celebrated National Breakfast Day on a Monday, sticking to their belief to start the week right with a good breakfast.

She said: “We know that Mondays are especially hard for us, you have a weekend hangover or you’re stuck in a commute. It’s just a drag and we thought why not do it on a Monday so we can lighten up the mood a bit with a delicious breakfast.”

It was a morning filled with smiles for customers all over the country. Top Filipino celebrities were spotted in select stores to hand out the free McMuffin sandwiches. Celebrities present in the McDonald’s stores were Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City; Enrique Gil in Almanza, Las Pinas; Janine Gutierrez in Granada, Quezon City; Xian Lim in ABS, Quezon City; Alwyn Uytingco, Shaira Mae Dela Cruz, and Vin Abrenica in Reliance, Pasig City, and Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix in Quezon Avenue.

Check out the photos and see how McDonald’s gave customers their best Monday ever!

EXCITED AND READY. The McDonaldu2019s crew ready to serve the customers

EXCITED AND READY.

The McDonaldu2019s crew ready to serve the customers

EXCITED AND READY. The McDonaldu2019s crew ready to serve the customers

EXCITED AND READY.

The McDonaldu2019s crew ready to serve the customers

RISE AND SHINE. Drew Arellano, Bianca Umali, and Miguel Tanfelix showing their moves at McDonaldu2019s Quezon Avenue

RISE AND SHINE.

Drew Arellano, Bianca Umali, and Miguel Tanfelix showing their moves at McDonaldu2019s Quezon Avenue

BEST MONDAY EVER. McDonaldu2019s President u0026 CEO Kenneth Yang, was also present in McDonaldu2019s BlueBay Walk to celebrate the event

BEST MONDAY EVER.

McDonaldu2019s President u0026 CEO Kenneth Yang, was also present in McDonaldu2019s BlueBay Walk to celebrate the event

FREE BREAKFAST. The long line didnu2019t stop customers from getting their hands on free McMuffin sandwiches to start their day. Ronald McDonald also helped with the countdown

FREE BREAKFAST. The long line didnu2019t stop customers from getting their hands on free McMuffin sandwiches to start their day.

Ronald McDonald also helped with the countdown

DRIVE THRU. There was also a line of cars at the drive thru

DRIVE THRU.

There was also a line of cars at the drive thru

ALDUB. Alden and Maine surprising drive-thru customers in BlueBay Walk

ALDUB.

Alden and Maine surprising drive-thru customers in BlueBay Walk

SATISFIED. Free McMuffin is best paired with McCafe Premium Roast Coffee. Customers can get it by just adding P30

SATISFIED. Free McMuffin is best paired with McCafe Premium Roast Coffee.

Customers can get it by just adding P30

WORKING MONDAY. Ladies enjoy their free McMuffin sandwiches before work starts!

WORKING MONDAY.

Ladies enjoy their free McMuffin sandwiches before work starts!

EARLY BIRDS. MMDA officers also line up to get their share of a good, hearty breakfast

EARLY BIRDS.

MMDA officers also line up to get their share of a good, hearty breakfast

BREAKFAST BEFORE SCHOOL. Students start the school day right with their free McMuffin sandwiches

BREAKFAST BEFORE SCHOOL.

Students start the school day right with their free McMuffin sandwiches

GOOFING AROUND. Customers of all ages pose for the camera

GOOFING AROUND.

Customers of all ages pose for the camera

HAPPY MONDAY. Happy tummies and a great work week ahead for all the customers!

HAPPY MONDAY.

Happy tummies and a great work week ahead for all the customers!

A beautiful surprise

Aside from giving away free McMuffin sandwiches to customers, McDonald's Philippines extended its 4th National Breakfast Day treat to groups who are unable to enjoy a good breakfast due to the nature of their work, such as our local fishermen. 

Watch how they did it here. – Rappler.com

Enjoy your mornings better with McDonald’s breakfast. Share your breakfast moments with us on Facebook.com/McDo.PH or tag us @McDo_PH on Instagram or Twitter.