Let’s face it. Filipinos love fast food. Even though our country is vastly rich with traditional flavors and a melting pot of international influences, there is still something comforting about a good ol’ burger and fries combo. If you’ve been living under a rock, here are some interesting fast food news you might want to know:
Jollibee’s fries ranked ‘4th worst’ in fast food
It’s the debate that’s been going on since forever: Which fast food fries is the best? That, plus the question of which gravy is the tastiest. It seems like LA Times has reached a verdict about everyone’s childhood favorite chain, Jollibee and its french fries. The publications’ “The official fast food French fry power rankings” which is “the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100% correct,”ranked fries according to taste, texture, and overall muchiness. Fast food heavyweights in the US like McDonald’s, In N’ Out, Shake Shack, Burger King, Wendy’s, including Jollibee, among many others were included. The writer listed Jollibee fries at number 16, only four places away from the bottom of the list, saying that they have “a vaguely sweet, almost pastry-like overtone that didn’t jibe with their being otherwise fairly flat and tepid.” If there’s any consolation, he recommended other items on the menu, like “Big Yum, Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti sparked a good deal of Marie Kondo-style joy in my otherwise dreary fast food existence.”
KFC Brings Back the Double Down
KFC’s Double Down first came into our consciousness and raised eyebrows back in 2010 for its odd yet tempting concept: all meat, no bun. Imagine, no carbs, all crispy fried chicken fillet goodness. More specifically, two strips of crunchy bacon plus cheese and mayonnaise between two crispy fried-chicken fillets. KFC will be bringing this back on March 5!
White Rabbit Ice Cream is here to bring back our childhood dreams
The proverbial question that every kid asked back in the day whenever they got the Chinese White Rabbit candies is that, “Is white wrapper that comes with it edible?” We may never truly know, but the good news is, Wanderlust Creamery in the US is bringing the sweet milky taste back in soft ice cream form. It’s quite heartbreaking that there’s it’s not available locally yet, but it’s comforting to know that 90s kids from halfway around the world are now enjoying it!
McDonald’s brings the flavors of Japan to the Philippines
What’s cool about McDonald’s is that even though it has its standard signature menu, it still offers localized food items based on its location. That’s why Korea has Bulgogi burger, India has spicy chicken wraps, and for a limited time in the Philippines, we had the rice burger. McDo is doing an epic crossover by introducing the #McDoFlavorsofJapan in the country, with offerings that include the Ebi Burger, Teriyaki Samurai Burger, Nori Shake Shake Fries, and Strawberry Sakura McFloat. According to Christina Lao, Marketing Director of McDo PH, customers have been requesting for these products to be brought to the Philippine market since it’s available around the world.
“We’ve listened (to the customers), there’s really a clamor for this kind of food and it’s really a good opportunity for us to bring it in … another thing is that one of the favorite destinations for Filipinos is Japan,” Lao explained. The McDo PH Flavors of Japan products are available for dine-in, DriveThru, take-out, and through McDelivery.