McDonald’s President and CEO Kenneth Yang, Alonzo Muhlach, Play Innovations Industry Partner Director Cecille Mariño, and Play Innovations President and CEO Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas formally opened McDonald’s Burger Shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday.
McDonald’s Brand Ambassador Alonzo Muhlach, as well as Maia and other kids, were included in the first batch of kids to experience how to learn and play the McDonald's way!
When the kids walked in the burger shop, the Zupervisors greeted everyone with "Kai!" which means Hi and is usually delivered with a gesture commonly used inside Kidzania, wherein the first two fingers of the right hand are splayed over the chest.
Then, the kids were instructed to wear hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves that were made available to ensure food safety and hygiene standards, plus a brief introduction from the Zupervisors were given.
Of course, as a standard operating procedure, the kids must wash their hands properly before they start the activity.
The Zupervisors gave each child a paper wrapper that was placed on the table as their working surface. Then, they came around the table with perfectly toasted buns.
They were instructed on how to properly squirt the ketchup and mustard, and then the Zupervisor brought around the beef patty which each child placed on their burgers. The kids put together all of its tasty ingredients; 100% pure beef patty, a slice of American cheese, tangy pickles, minced onions, ketchup, mustard, and toasted buns.
Finally, the Zupervisors gave instructions on how to properly fold the wrapper around the cheeseburger and voila! The cheeseburgers were ready for the kids to enjoy.
Inside the burger shop, the kids will also learn the same procedure that real crew members use in over 460 McDonald's stores nationwide. After completing the activity, they will need to pay 15 KidZos, the official currency of Kidzania, (read more about it here) which they can enjoy in other establishments. This includes the Cheeseburger that they will prepare and enjoy after the activity!
"KidZania Manila is a place where kids can do big things and let their creativity run free," said Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas, State Governor for KidZania Manila. "Here, they get to experience how a community operates, discover different careers, and learn while having fun by working closely with real-world brands that they know and love, like McDonald's."
Here's another good news, guys! McDonald's Park Triangle Branch finally opened last Saturday, so kids and parents can continue their bonding time over great-tasting food at McDo. It is located at the Ground Floor beside KidZania Manila, in front of J.CO Doughnuts.
|McDonald’s Brand Ambassador Alonzo Muhlach and Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald strike a pose at the Store Opening of McDonald’s Park Triangle|
McDonald’s also provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need through the Ronald McDonald House Charities or RMHC. For every purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal, 50 centavos is donated to RMHC in support of its flagship programs, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn and Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit.
Be sure to drop by McDonald's Burger Shop and share your photos at McDonald's official Facebook page. Follow @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #McDoatKidZania.