Are you a fast-food person? How many times do you go to fast-food chains for your bfast-lunch-dinner? Sadly nowadays, the frequency of consumer’s fast-food consumption here in the Philippines has just increased in numbers. As we all know, anything we eat from a fast-food won’t give us the right and sufficient nutrients that our bodies need everyday.
But you know what? There’s a good news! Last December 2015, Golden Arches debuted its first Mc Donald’s NEXT in Hong Kong and I was so unfortunate that I didn’t have any chance to visit one due to compressed schedules even though I used to visit HK once a year.
Years after, I finally had the time to try this upgraded store of McDonald’s in HK. Well if you plan to come here, don’t forget to drop by at their branch in Hop 1-41, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
This CYT or Create-Your-Taste is the newest concept of MD where we can create and combine bundles from our McDonald's favorites. This also gives consumers the liberty to build a burger with lots of ingredients to choose from!
After a bunch of snacks, there's a McCafe corner that serves hot and cold beverages with wide range of choices to choose from! From pastries, to pies, croissants, they have a lot!
Aside from hot & cold coffee beverages, they also sell their own signature coffee beans! Everything's a good catch here. They got 3 good flavors: Smokey Luscious, Floral Fruitiness & Nutty Aromatic
And this! Who would have though that you can find healthy food inside a fast-food chain? Well this is the highlight of McDonald's Next in HK. Their fresh salad is a must-try, just a perfect match to balance your fries and soda intakes.
It's true! We got 6 big screens to tap and swipe in all our orders to avoid longer lines. So even if you're in a hurry, you can still grab the food you want!
As they upgrade the order process, McDonald's also elevates their interior designs to fit the modern vibe that we have today.
You can now settle your payment through Octopus Card, Credit/Debit Cards or even in cash!
As this fast-food chain innovates the brand across the world, they also started upgrading McDonald’s Stores in the Philippines.
From a typical McDonald’s store, the company had their first Mc Donald’s NXTGEN concept just last year in 5 locations in the metro: McKinley West, Madison Greenhills, Kapitolyo, Pioneer Reliance, and Robinson’s Galleria.
On the other hand, it saddens me a little bit since it’s not the same with Hong Kong’s McDonald’s NEXT which showcases its healthy concept store.
Our version of the store upgrade here in the Philippines is called McDonald’s NXTGEN. It is a new concept that adapts the fast-changing system of this world. New facilities and service offerings include a modern vibe of the store, introducing their touch screens where you can order your food and have it paid in many ways.
Well for now, McDonald’s NXTGEN is the answer to the consumers’ need for “time- and energy-starved lifestyle”. Still looking forward to see McDonald's NEXT here in the Philippines. Here us out! :)