McDonalds or Jollibee?

Philippines
July 4, 2009 6:54am CST
Which one do you like? Well in our province which is Oriental Mindoro, we don't have McDonalds there, only Jollibee. And when I was still studying there at our province, Jollibee is one of my favorite fastfood chain. I usually eat there together with my friends. But now that I'm studying here in Manila, I really can't say which one is better. Just this morning, I ate at McDonalds at their branch in SM-Manila.. I ate there when the mall was still close. Because when I got there, it's only 9:44 in the morning and the mall will open at around 10am. And when I saw McDonalds open already, I decided to just eat there. I eat there because I was very hungry, and at the same time, to spend some time and wait for the mall to open.. To conclude this one, I think I like Jollibee more..
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@neildc (16907)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Dear allenbucks, McDonalds originated from other country, and if I not mistaken, from the USA, correct me if I'm wrong. This maybe the reason they foreign tastes and really taste alien for some Pinoys. Jollibee is a Filipino owned and managed by Pinoys. Their ingredients came from the local suppliers and locally produced products. Jollibee is founded by a Filipino, for the tummy of Pinoys, for the tongue of Pinoys. It tastes a lot more the same as we do food at home. Very Pinoy taste. We eat at Jollibee occasionally but not on a regular basis. If there are special occassions like graduation, birthdays, we made it a Jollibee day, just to save some money and time for the preparation of the food. It will also make the kids merrier if we do the party of Jollibee. Neil
@th52096 (469)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Actually Jollibee used to be a ice cream store that evolved into a fast food chain because they started selling burgers that became popular amongst the filipinos. I think Jollibee is prefered by most filipinos because of its filipino taste. But since I am not full filipino I prefer mcdo!
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
Wow! Thanks for the info. I never heard of that before. Well, at least, now I know..
@roniroxas (10577)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
i guess i can say that i like both. sometimes me and my children eats at jollibee and sometimes we eat at mcdonalds. sometimes we go to what is nearest. but me and my children have a big variety of choices when we eat out. sometimes we eat on pizza resto or sometimes on dimsum and dumpling resto. so between jollibee and mcdonald my vote is BOTH. they have different taste and it both makes me burp lol.
• Australia
5 Jul 09
I love them both too...But I eat more in Jollibee whenever I am in the Philippines because we don't have it here in Sydney. Hey roni, I miss our pizza restos there and my favourite Chinese restaurant's dumplings and dimsum in Galleria! Yum....
@24Champ (465)
4 Jul 09
I'm very certain that there are at least five thread starters in the past asking the same question. I suggest you do a search first before posting a new topic. Cheers! Hmmm, and by the way, my answer (once again) would be Jollibee.
@agv0419 (3030)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
I'm not a fun of fastfood but I prefer Jollibee because I'm a Filipino. Mcdo is for the American taste and Jollibee is for Filipino taste. I think it is depends on the taste of the person if what he likes. The food is almost the same but I think the difference is that Filipino love to eat together and spend time together in Jollibee because it gives at home feeling.
@mynestegg (520)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
It really depends on what I want to eat. I like McDonald's burgers more but Spaghetti is definitely Jollibee and McDo has no pancit.
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
same thing with me. i love the burgers of McDonald's most specially the MCchiken sandwich and the spaghetti of jollibee. but for kids i think they preferred jollibee specially the spaghetti because of it's sweet taste and the mascots they're really cute.
@baileycows (3671)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I have never heard of Jollibee, but I think McDonalds is on everyone's list. Sometimes you just can't resist those Big Macs. Mmmmm! got me hungry at 7AM in the morning. LOL!
• Lithuania
4 Jul 09
Yes, baileycows, mcdonalds is so popular, that in ever village you can find a lot of mcdonalds :D
@milkfish (377)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
I love Jollibee's breakfast choices and chicken joy.I love McDo's fries and other side dishes. But my kid love Jollibee all the time. I think it has something to do with the look of the mascot. Jollibee's mascot look "friendlier" to the kids eyes thats why kids love eating in Jollibee.
@brymel25 (286)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Hmmm. Both actually offers delicious fast food. When it comes to french fries and chicken, i like Mcdo's. Their fries are firmer,crispier and tastier. Jolly fries tend to sag. However,i think Jollibee has the yummiest hamburger. Their spaghetti is the best. It's sweet and the taste is just right. Plus it has lots of sauce in it.
@kylevinz (22)
3 Dec 09
Hi!Mcdonalds taste good really really good!But jollibee is my kids choice!
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
i prefer jollibee... just thinking of the name makes me hungry... jollibee is cheaper and got many choices. yum yum
@vivianchen (2649)
• China
16 Jul 09
Althought i am not from Philippine. But when i was there 2 years ago, i have a chance to try the Jollibee, i think that is great! I like it, actualy, i should say, i like Jollibee better than McDonalds. Maybe because i did not see any Jollibee in China, but McDonalds are anywhere in my country. lol
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
hi allenbucks! i was just about to make a discussion similar to yours. however, i thought, i'm pretty sure i'm not the first one to have thought about this topic. so i searched the discussions and saw this. i was correct! i would say i choose jollibee. it is 100% pinoy. although the food and the concept was taken from the fast food industry model. however, the tastes of their food are very suited to pinoys and even the kind of service and atmosphere they bring. i'm glad though that their service does not use the "maniana habit". it would have been a misnomer calling jollibee as fast food. so in answer to your question: i would choose jollibee! great food and great service!
@noelcruz (324)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
my kids love jollibee more than mcdonalds, especially their burger and swirl bits.
@apgh09 (514)
• United States
6 Jul 09
i think you should do more research in finding out what kind of meat is being used. and i never heard of jollibee but for the mcdonalds fans i recommend getting the documentary "super size me" you may think twice about mcdonalds and for all those other fast food junkies check out this documentary called fast food nation by eric scholosser it will help open your eyes on the food industry.
@aerous (13482)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
The serve of Jollibee, is a taste for Filipino's while McDo, is a taste from Americans. Therefore, your choice is really good one my friend. If you are a foreigner, I though you choose McDo over Jollibee? How about chowking, didn't you try it?
@marites31 (267)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
there are some food in mcdonalds that i really like and the same thing with jollibee. its comparable though, for example i like the spaghetti of jollibee compare to mc do because its more tasteful and there are more sauce to it not so much dry. i love the burgers of mcdo because of the dressing that their are using. when it comes to desserts, jollibee has lots of variety to choose from. since you are already here in manila, you can actually compare. and what ever your mouth wants, you can get. so that is good for you.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
It depends on what I am going to eat. If chicken, I prefer Jollibee. If burger and fries, it will be McDonalds. If burger steak, since it's not available in McDonalds, then it will be Jolibee. But overall I prefer to eat at MacDonalds than Jollibee. Happy myLotting!
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
Ummmm, cravings hehe. I can say i like both depends on my cravings. I am working in the city and there are lots of jollibee and mcdonald stores around. When i crave for spaghetti i will surely go to jollibee, but when i like to have rice and chicken i will think of mcdo. In the office, most of the people prefer to order in Jollibee for their snacks so i am also enjoying their burgers. Its all good, as long as you have great company whether dine in or take out. Happy mylotting and smile always!
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
It actually depends. For Burgers, burger steak, and breakfast stuff i go for Jollibbe..but for fries, float and chicken, i go for McDonalds. The taste actually varies, so it depends which food you want to indulge at that time..
@alicia812 (648)
• Australia
5 Jul 09
Hi allenbucks. I love them both; so for me, it's a tie! But for breakfast I love to eat the corned beef with fried rice in Jollibee, oh yum! I can have that every morning!
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
I love the french fries of McDonalds so i go with McDonalds. LOL