Category Archives: Business

The McDonald’s And Mang Inasal Surprise Merger!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As that viral marquee sign says, McDonald’s is the world’s no. 1 except in the Philippines where it can’t beat that big, fat, smiling bee (Jollibee). Not even the recent incident of the crispy-fried Chicken Joy can change that.

Now, McDonald’s is trying a new business strategy. It is merging with Mang Inasal, the famous Filipino grilled meat restaurant famous for its unli rice (unlimited rice).

The merger is a big boost to local employment since workers can now do a morning shift at McDonald’s and work the evening shift at Mang Inasal, as shown by this photo of a dual employee:

A McDonald’s spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles that Mang Inasal will eventually renamed McInasal.


BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Makati City Bureau) – The marketing gurus of Jollibee Foods Corporation really know their stuff.

When Jollibee BGC reopens after being shut down for 3 days because of the “crispy-fried towel” incident, it will be handing out free hand towels for every purchase of Chicken Joy.

With this reopening promotion, Jollibee BGC hopes to regain customer confidence after that unfortunate fiasco.

The Jollibee manager who spoke to The Adobo Chronicles said, “The joke is on us, hope that we all leave the incident behind us.”

For a free (and fresh) hand towel, why not?

Jollibee BGC Reopens After 3-Day Quarantine!

BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Makati City Bureau) – After three days of being shut down and quarantined due to the crispy fried towel incident, the BGC Jollibee store finally re-opened with much fanfare.

Although Jollibee Foods Corporation has yet to release the results of its investigation on the incident whereby a customer complained that the Chicken Joy she ordered turned out to be “fried towel” instead, the BGC franchise store was reopened yesterday.

Jollibee top executives and personalities, including former Miss Universe Pia Wurtbach, assisted a smiling Mr. Jollibee himself in cutting the ceremonial ribbon. He even managed to flash the “No. 1” sign.

All’s well that ends well.