McDonald’s opens second store in Tacloban, Leyte

McDonald’s second store in the province is located in Real St., Tacloban
McDonald’s second store in the province is located in Real St., Tacloban

McDonald’s Philippines continues to expand its presence in Visayas as it opens its second store in Tacloban, Leyte. The event also signifies that McDonald’s is close to having 500 stores nationwide.

“We are proud and happy to open our second store in Tacloban. It is the first McDonald’s store in the city equipped with a Drive-Thru. More than offering Taclobanons the convenience of eating great-tasting food like Big Mac, Chicken McDo, and our World Famous Fries, the new store also brings more job opportunities for the youth,” says Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer.

The two McDonald’s stores in Tacloban are owned and operated by Caroline Lee Andrade. McDonald’s Tacloban was the first quick-service restaurant chain to reopen in October 2014 or nearly a year after Typhoon Yolanda struck the region.

Celebrity guests Elmo Magalona and Iñigo Pascual joined the ribbon cutting ceremony and the grand store opening last January 14, respectively.

Present during the ribbon cutting ceremony are Caroline Lee Andrade, McDonald’s Tacloban owner-operator (fourth from left); Gov. Leopoldo Dominic Petilla of the Province of Leyte (fifth from left); and guests.
Present during the ribbon cutting ceremony are Caroline Lee Andrade, McDonald’s Tacloban owner-operator (fourth from left); Gov. Leopoldo Dominic Petilla of the Province of Leyte (fifth from left); and guests.
McDonalds celebrity influencer Elmo Magalona
McDonald’s celebrity influencer Elmo Magalona poses with McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald during the store opening
McDonald’s celebrity influencer Iñigo Pascual assists a customer during the store opening
McDonald’s celebrity influencer Iñigo Pascual assists a customer during the store opening

Tacloban City’s Road To Recovery

Tacloban City's Road To Recovery

Please watch Tacloban City's "Road to Recovery" video, which tells the story of Tacloban's journey from getting back on its feet after Typhoon Yolanda toward recovery, building back better, and long-term development. Thank you for your support. – From Mayor Alfred Romualdez and Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez. #tacloban #haiyan

Posted by Filipino American Press Club of California on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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