MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES – Ahead of Environmental Awareness Month, McDonald’s Philippines is reinforcing its commitment to using eco-conscious and climate-friendly restaurant solutions when opening its newest restaurant Green & Nice shop at Shaw Boulevard Wack Wack, Mandaluyong City. The McDonald’s Green & Good store allows the QSR giant to test and study sustainable practices with its green building construction and utility efficient solutions. The first Green & Good store launched at UN Del Pilar Avenue in Manila City in April 2021.
The Green & Good store on Shaw Boulevard Wack Wack is the first McDonald’s store in the country to adapt a modular system to prefabricated building construction. Compared to the traditional brick-and-block approach, each module is manufactured off-site and installed together with other modules on-site. This enables faster work in a controlled environment and promotes sustainability through reduced waste and impact of construction activities on site.
The shop is also built with recycled and recycled materials such as reclaimed wood, eco-pavers, and eco-brick. Fiber concrete is used as an alternative material for steel reinforcement in slabs, pavements, and driveways. Even smaller details such as the paints used that are made with low volatile organic compounds are prioritized with less environmental impact.
The Green & Good store also includes solar light poles and photo and motion sensors as part of its utility efficiency solution, as well as eco-friendly air conditioners for less energy consumption. Rainwater is also collected in harvest tanks to be used to clean the outside of the shop.
“We are committed to providing a better and more environmentally friendly McDonald’s for our customers and the communities we are a part of. We recognize that much remains to be done but through our Green and Good platform we are one step closer to finding innovative ways to keep waste out of nature and drive climate action.” said McDonald’s Philippines President & CEO Kenneth S. Yang.
With the growing community of cyclists, the new store has a Bike & Dine area where cyclists can comfortably enjoy their McDonald’s favorites without having to worry about the safety of their bikes. The shop also has a Bike Repair Station which has the tools cyclists need to perform basic bicycle repairs or maintenance.
McDonald’s is also partnering with Meralco to provide access to electronic charging stations. The Green & Good store at Shaw Wack-Wack is the second store to provide their customers with the Meralco E-Sakay e-Charging station for e-bikes and e-scooters. Customers simply plug in their e-bike and e-scooter for a minimum charge of PhP1 for a one-minute charge.
Customers can also enjoy their meals by using reusable packaging for on-site dining such as rice bowls, tableware, cups and reusable wooden stirrers.
Stricter solid waste segregation in the dining room, kitchen and preparation areas will be implemented. McDonald’s Philippines aims to significantly reduce waste in landfill by converting paper waste into fuel, food waste into fertilizer and plastic waste into used goods, and converting Vegetable Oil into biodiesel.
McDonald’s Shaw Boulevard Wack Wack is now open 24 hours to serve customers through dine-in, take-out, ride-thru and McDelivery. Under the M Safe program, McDonald’s ensures the safety of its employees with nearly 100% of its crew and managers at NCR now fully vaccinated. Along with the continuous acquisition of the Safety Seal Certification, now in over 60% of all restaurants across the country, the QSR giant assures that they will continue to offer customers a safe and comfortable experience whether through Dine-in, Ride-Thru or Delivery. , through crews and managers who are protected/healthy and work in a safe environment.