The fast-food war in Cebu is really heating up as more stand-alone fast-food joints are sprouting in the city. A few months ago, Burger King opened a drive-through restaurant in F. Cabahug Street just beside a Jollibee branch. Last Saturday, McDonald's opened a branch at the corner of Hernan Cortes and A.S. Fortuna Streets in Mandaue. My family went there to witness the opening and I think this branch will really be busy in the years to come.
The new McDonald's branch is located 1 kilometer away from my house and it sits at a major intersection along A.S. Fortuna Street. In that the same junction, you can find a newly opened Gaisano Supermarket and a Rose Pharmacy branch. The new "Mcdo" is just a few steps away from Mandaue barbecue hotspot Matias Barbecue. The branch has an ample parking space and it can cater drive-through customers.
The walls have statements painted saying "I want to be strong and make my world happy!". The branch will surely make children happy as it has a playground on the second floor. There are also toilets on that floor.
We bought some of our favorite items. Papa had a double cheeseburger, Mama had McRib, Steph had chicken and spaghetti, and I decided to get a quarter pounder meal. We also bought a cute Minions happy meal that came with a free toy.
3 Good things about McDonald's A.S. Fortuna
The foot traffic in the junction is high. The area has many offices and subdivisions nearby. There are a few condominium developments within the vicinity. In fact in 3 years, a condominium will rise at the property beside it. McDonald's got a magnificent spot.
Absence of Direct Competition
The new McDonald's branch is the only major fast-food outlet within a 2-kilometer radius. The closest Jollibee will be in F. Cabahug, J Centre Mall, and Talamban.
Drive-Trough and Parking
The area is really busy during peak hours, especially in the rainy season. It is good that they have a drive through service. The outlet has parking areas at the sides and at the back of building.
If you are from Mandaue or Talamban area and you crave from goodies from McDonald's, just make your way to the McDonald's A.S. Fortuna branch. For deliveries, you may call 348-6236.