Tour de McDo is the QSR giant’s first-ever multiple-stage bike challenge to go Green and Good, reflecting the essence of the community where McDonald’s 700th store has taken root
After the grand opening of McDonald’s Philippines’ 700th store in Nuvali, Santa. Rosa, Laguna—biking enthusiasts and customers alike flocked to one of the country’s premier biking destinations once again, this time for the 1st-ever Tour de McDo held last February 12.
Tour de McDo is a multiple-stage bike challenge, showcasing how McDonald’s is going Green & Good with its latest Green and Good flagship stores in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Delos Reyes, Tagaytay City.
Close to 100 cyclists signed up for the free bike tour with two routes to choose from— the Nuvali Loop or the “Beginner Route,” which spans 17 kilometers within the area to and from the 700th Store, and the “Intermediate Ride” which spans 50 kilometers to and from McDonald’s Nuvali to McDonald’s Delos Reyes in Tagaytay.
Tour de McDo kicked off with a Ceremonial Ride Out with McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald. To make the inaugural ride more special, participants received special kits which include an exclusive Tour de McDo Dri Fit shirt, Tour de McDo limited-edition stickers, and a free McDonald’s breakfast meal.
Both McDonald’s Nuvali and McDonald’s Delos Reyes Tagaytay have bike-friendly features that include a Bike & Dine facility and will soon include a Bike Repair Station to cater to the needs of cyclists that frequent the scenic bike routes in both areas.
“McDonald’s Philippines—together with our partners from Ayala Land – Nuvali— strengthen our commitment to the environment through our Green & Good initiative. Providing opportunities for our customers to take part in activities like Tour de McDo supports our advocacy of championing sustainable active mobility that results in lessening of emissions, creating a positive impact to communities we serve,” said Adi Hernandez, Corporate Relations Director for McDonald’s Philippines.
McDonald’s Green & Good initiative is the company’s commitment to find sustainable and alternative solutions in their restaurants and operations to do better for the environment. A McDonald’s Green & Good and store is built using green building solutions like light gauge steel frames, run using utility-efficient solutions like solar rooftops and lampposts, grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a rainwater harvesting tank, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) Aircon System, among others—McDonald’s is committed to doing better in helping preserve the earth.
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McDonald’s Philippines master franchise holder Dr. George T. Yang一who oversees and sits as chairman for 40 years一founded and brought the first McDonald’s store to the country in 1981. Since then, McDonald’s in the Philippines has been a formidable player in the country’s quick service restaurant industry, having grown a store network of over 700 nationwide. McDonald’s Philippines continues to aspire to make a difference in communities where it operates through its charity of Choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines.