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You'll have more to love at McDonald's new NXTGEN stores

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:19 PM

This includes self-ordering kiosks, split counters and an overall elevated dining experience

McDonald's self-ordering kiosks now in PH

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:22 AM

You may now order at McDonald's with a bit less personal interaction, if that's your thing

SELF-ORDERING KIOSKS. Photo from McDonald's

LIST: Where to get a fresh cup of coffee for under P100 in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:30 AM

Which affordable coffee find do you have a latte love for?

There’s much reason to celebrate this September for McDonald’s Philippines

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

For the famous food brand, celebrations are best shared with their employees and customers

McDonald’s Philippines Launches “Go Hire Day”

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Food service giant harnesses the opportunity to boost local employment brought by continuous growth and expansion

WATCH: Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards are back in new TV commercial

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Get ready for some kilig moments

WATCH: What was it like to work a fast food counter in the ‘80s?

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Three former McDonald's employees tell us why they took the jobs – and why they chose to stay long after

Broadway stars to rally against migrant family separations

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Tina Fey, Idina Menzel, and Audra McDonald are some of the artists scheduled to perform

DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize over 6,000 workers

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with DOLE,' Jollibee said in a statement, adding that it is following the process the department had prescribed to appeal the order

CONTRACTUALIZATION. The Department of Labor and Employment orders Jollibee to regularize its 6,482 employees.

WATCH: McDonald's celebrates new beginnings in Marawi and Albay for National Breakfast Day

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Evacuation centers in Marawi and Albay greeted their mornings with free Longgadesal breakfast sandwiches from the famous chain

WATCH: National Breakfast Day 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:35 AM

Catch our livestream from McDonald's Sta. Clara, Bulacan branch on March 19, 7am - 8am

McDonald’s treats everyone to breakfast on March 19

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The fast food chain carries on its National Breakfast Day tradition

LONGGADESAL. This year's free breakfast is a longganisa patty sandwiched in between pandesal buns. Photo courtesy of McDonald's

WATCH: This Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion reunion will make you kilig!

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The ex-couple and loveteam of the '80s star in a commercial for McDonalds

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Prices of McDonald's drinks could go up due to tax reform

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:50 AM

The exclusive franchise holder of McDonald's in the Philippines says it is thinking of ways to balance the impact of the newly-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

HIKE IN SODA? Golden Arches Development Corporation is thinking of ways to balance the impact of the newly-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on its business and its customers. Photo from McDonald's Philippines website

McDonald's Philippines goes cashless with PayMaya

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The digital services arm of PLDT has upped the cashless payments battle with the launch of its partnership with McDonald's Philippines

CASHLESS PAYMENT. McDonald's Philippines is rolling out Mastercard and Visa card payments in select branches nationwide, through PayMaya Philippines. In the photo are (L-R) PayMaya Head of Acquiring Business Mar Lazaro; PayMaya Head of Issuing Business Raymund Villanueva; McDonald's Philippines Founder and Chairman George T. Yang; McDonald's Philippine President and CEO Kenneth S. Yang; Kevin Yang; PLDT, Smart, Voyager, and PayMaya Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan; Voyager and PayMaya President and CEO Orlando B. Vea; and PayMaya Philippines COO and Managing Director Paolo Azzola. Photo from PayMaya Philippines

What’s a classic Pinoy Christmas reunion like?

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Does yours involve karaoke and a lot of food?

Communist Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The global fast food chain receives a similarly warm welcome in Hanoi, as hungry diners crammed into the two-story eatery for a first taste of the Golden Arches

FIRST IN HANOI. Performers beat drums during the opening ceremony of the first McDonald's fast food chain restaurant in the capital Hanoi on December 2, 2017. Photo by HOANG DINH NAM / AFP

McDonald’s Stripes Run: A race to promote reading

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:31 PM

By joining the run, you and your family can support literacy initiatives for Filipino school children – and you can get those iconic striped socks, too

A RUN FOR ALL. Ronald McDonald poses with Coach Rio (right). The whole family can join in on the fun!

McDo’s ‘giant pin’ was perfect for hungry customers during Undas

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:51 AM

In case you missed it, McDonald’s dropped a 15-foot McDelivery Pin during Undas to meet serious McDo cravings

WATCH: Tony Labrusca tells us about his celebrity crush and more

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:54 PM

It's time to get to know the young actor

Sneak peek: McDonalds' cute 'Adventure Time' Happy Meals

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Check out the cute, colorful toys that you can get with your next McDonalds meal

Adventure Time on Mcdonald's Happy Meal

WATCH: Couples share sweet moments in new McDonald's commercial

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:16 AM

From nugget bouquets to surprise proposals 4 couples talk about some of their most romantic experiences

How do dads show their love?

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:39 AM

McDonald’s celebrates the patience of dads everywhere in time for Father’s Day

WATCH: Unboxing all 10 of McDonalds' 2017 Minions Happy Meals

May 30, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The cute little yellow creatures are back

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

Hackers steal data of 95,000 job seekers at McDonald's Canada

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:46 PM

After the breach the fast food chain asks job seekers to apply in person

MCHACKED. The fast food chain got a taste of a data breach

Moving on, getting over, and a sneak peek of a rising star

Mar 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

In McDonald’s latest video Filipinos relate to reliving the pain of getting over a breakup with the help of up and coming artist Tony Labrusca

Jollibee to continue stinging McDonald's despite labor issues

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:51 PM

At present Jollibee already has 978 stores nationwide while McDonald s has 521 stores

HUNGRY FOR MORE. Jollibee, known for its Chickenjoy fried chicken and sweet spaghetti, tells the Philippine Stock Exchange that the brand expects to maintain significant lead over its key competitor in the coming years. Rappler file photo

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Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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Mar 17, 2017 - 10:24 AM

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McDonald's apologizes for hacked tweet slamming Trump

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:37 AM

Based on our investigation we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source says a McDonald s spokesperson

'Compromised' McDonald’s Twitter account disses Trump

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:42 PM

The McDonald s fast food chain says their Twitter account was compromised They took the tweet down but not before netizens saw the tweet and took screenshots

High school students react to ‘Good morning, teacher’ video

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:08 PM

At the recent Good Neighbor Day event McDonald’s surprised the students of Makati High School with the touching story of one of their strictest teachers

LIVE: Celebrate the 5th National Breakfast Day

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:31 AM

Watch what went down during the 5th National Breakfast Day in Valero Makati

McDonald's sells China operations for $2.08B

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

UPDATED US fast food giant McDonald s will sell its mainland China and Hong Kong franchise business to a consortium of Citic Group and the Carlyle Group

In this file photo, people pass by a McDonald's fastfood restaurant in Shanghai on July 28, 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP

McDonald's ad features Cebu street boy's story

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Daniel Cabrera now 11 was captured in an inspiring viral photo in 2015 while studying outside the fastfood chain s branch in Mandaue City at night Watch the video here

Share a name with someone? McDonald's will give you both free Chicken McDo

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:11 PM

For a small window of time Tuesday September 27 you and your kapangalan will get free chicken from McDonald s

Here's Kanye West's poem about McDonald's fries – and their response

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:48 PM

McDonald s replies to Kanye s poem and his subtle shade at their McRibs

Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

McDonald's offers free fries – here's how to get it

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

What you need to do to get those warm and crispy fries – for free

Screengrab from video courtesy of McDonalds

McDonald's commits to UK with 5,000 new jobs

Jul 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The fast food chain plans to open 250 more branches in Britain by the end of 2016

epa04183672 (FILE) A file picture dated 06 August 2008 shows a McDonald's logo at fast food restaurant in London, Britain. According to media reports, McDonald's since early April 2014 has been allowing its contractors to use gentically modified (GM) animal feed for the chickens McDonald's uses for its chicken burgers. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Polisi Munich: Kemungkinan pelaku penembakan ikut tewas

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Sejauh ini jumlah korban tewas mencapai 9 orang Sementara 10 orang lainnya mengalami luka Polisi Munich juga telah mengetahui identitas pelaku penembakan

Polisi dan pemadam kebakaran berjaga di sekitar pusat perbelanjaan OEZ di Munich, Jerman, di mana penembakan yang menewaskan 6 orang tewas terjadi. Foto oleh Matthias Balk/AFP Photo

The classic Burger McDo has evolved

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:57 PM

McDonald’s introduces the new and improved Burger McDo

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

Mar 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Aldub and other top Filipino celebrities gave out free McMuffins in over 400 McDonald’s stores around the country

GOODBYE MONDAY BLUES. Ronald McDonald joins 4th National Breakfast Day with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in BlueBay Walk, Pasay City. Photos by Alecs Ongcal and McDonald's Philippines

Chocolate fries: Sweet savior or last gamble for McDonald's Japan?

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Food industry watchers warn it will take more than the apparent success of chocolate fries to save the fast food chain s bacon

Customers buy meals at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo on February 5, 2015. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Social media spreads good deeds

Feb 13, 2016 - 8:27 PM

These are just some of the stories that inspired netizens this week

First look: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peanuts characters are next McDonalds Happy Meal toys

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Rappler exclusively reveals the newest Happy Meal toy lineup: the Peanuts characters including Snoopy and Charlie Brown Plus see how you can get these toys early and all in one go

Where you can get a 'Peppermint Chocnut Latte' and 24 amazing PH holiday drinks

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:16 AM

This year you can try a Cranberry Bliss a Winter Dream Tea Latte a Hazelnut Jelly Float and many more

Photo courtesy of Seattle's Best Coffee

Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:15 AM

This comes after officials released a dashcam video showing officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald after the teenager walked away from him in October 2014

POLICE SHOOTING. Protesters stand in front of Saks Fifth Avenue store on Michigan Avenue blocking entrance after the release of a video showing Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, shooting 17 year old Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 27, 2015. Photo by Kamil Krzacynski, EPA

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