It’s a purple day for some of the medical frontliners in the Philippines.
McDonald’s Philippines, through its charity arm Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), kicked off the much-awaited BTS Meal in the Philippines with health care workers enjoying the first taste of the limited-edition offering.
Two days before its official launch on June 18 in the Philippines, over 2,000 BTS Meals were distributed to select hospitals and vaccination hubs through McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen.
“Our medical frontliners have been working tirelessly to keep everyone safe throughout the pandemic. With the launch of the BTS Meal and the overwhelming support McDonald’s is getting from the public, we want them to be the first to enjoy the BTS Meal,” said McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO Kenneth Yang.
A beneficiary from Air Force General Hospital said McDonald’s through RMHC has always been supportive of them especially during the pandemic.
“Tuwang-tuwa po kami kasi hindi po nakakalimot ang McDo [Kindness Kitchen]. Ever since last year until this year, walang sawa sila sa pag consider sa amin [sa meal distribution]. Very privileged kami nauna sa BTS meal (We are so happy because McDo [Kindness Kitchen] did not forget. Ever since last year until this year, they always consider us [in meal distribution]. We are very privileged to have the BTS Meal first),” the beneficiary said.
Packed with 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries, medium Coca-Cola, and Sweet Chili and Cajun sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea, the BTS Meal will also be made available to the general public starting June 18 in all McDonald’s stores nationwide.
“We hope that this simple surprise for our medical frontliners will give some encouragement and cheer, reminding them that we [McDonald’s] are here to support them as they continue to fight COVID-19 every day, protecting and keeping us safe,” said Yang.
To learn more on how to help send meals to frontliners and communities in need, visit http://rmhc.org.ph for more information.
For updates and announcements on the BTS Meal, check out McDonald’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcdo.ph.