Experience the great outdoors, and dine al-fresco afterwards at McDonald’s ‘Bike & Dine.”
With more people turning to bikes to get around Angeles City and Pampanga province, the Department of the Interior and Local Government has encouraged local government units to put up bicycle lanes, a move that triggered a bike culture every weekends. In Angeles City, Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. has already instructed the City Engineering Office to determine the best bike lanes for bike afficionados.
On Saturday, fast-food chain McDonald’s has launched Bike & Dine—an initiative that offers dining more easy and convenient for bikers.
Margot Torres, Managing Director of McDonald’s Philippines along with Bases Conversion and Development Authority President Vince Dizon, Clark Development Corporation President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan (Ret. Gen), Borad Member Cherry Manalo representing Pampanga Governor Dennis Delta Pineda and bike enthusiasts led by Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano have launched the “Bike & Dine” in Clark.
Stringent health and safety protocols are being observed with the installation of glass panels in the two McDonald’s branches inside the Clark Freeport Zone along CM Recto and MA Roxas.
With Bike & Dine, cyclists can conveniently mount their bike in racks that are attached to a ledge which doubles as a table. With this, biker-customers can enjoy their meals without worrying about the safety of their bicycles.
The CDC is now installing additional bikes lanes for the riding public. “We are now at Phase 2 already for the bike lanes and will open it in a month,” Dizon said. Aside from bike lanes President Gaerlan encouraged other establishments inside the Freeport to have this kind of bike and dine facility as an alternative dining experience.
So in your next ride, pass through McDonald’s “Ride Thru” and enjoy dining or a sip of coffee al-fresco style. –Photos by JP Manalang