McDonald’s Gensan Highway
I was hungry at around 4PM today. Of course I should be, I haven’t had lunch yet. I just arrived from my work in Maasim,Kiamba and Maitum, Sarangani Province. I was around 30 kms away from the city when all I could think of is a Quarter Pounder, my favorite burger at Mcdo. I want to have a Quarter Pounder! And so I drove as fast and as safely as I can to the newest McDonald’s in Gensan.
I already had a drive thru experience there last December at around 4:30 A.M. and it was quiet pleasant. I’m glad that this Mcdo is open 24 hours a day, and has a drive thru. I wanted to have a dine in experience this time.
The parking space was spacious because they have a vacant lot at the back (for now). The only drawback is that there is only one exit for the drive thru cars and the dined in cars. You will have to wait if there is a large order in the drive thru.
Upon entering I noticed that this Mcdo is bigger than the previous one (which was closed) at J. Catolico Ave.. Technically, that was the very first Mcdo in Gensan.
The place was very clean due to the fact that it just opened around a month ago.
The crew were very courteous and I was greeted upon entering thru the side door.
The counter crew were fast and efficient. I already finished my transaction in less than two minute even though I had a grill order (special order) for my Quarter Pounder. I usually order it with extra onions but this time I was delighted because they accommodated an order of extra cheese. What surprised me though is that the grill slip was attached to the Quarter Pounder with a sticker that says ” Made for YOU”. After all these years of ordering extra onions and cheese, it was my first time to have it given to me that way.
I sat near the fire extinguisher at the front, parallel to the highway. I was exactly in front of St. Elizabeth Hospital which was across the street. I love that part of the lobby because I could see the cars driving past along the highway. But at 4PM, I learned that that part of the lobby is not a very good place to dine because the sun was shining inside and would hit whoever is along those rows of tables and chairs. I would suggest they install blinds or extend a canopy to keep the sun out.
This store definitely has more customers than the previous one which was closed.
The bus time was fast. Tables are already available in less than a minute.
The crew were busy mopping, cleaning, or whatever it is that they do.
It was generally a great dining experience as what I have expected.
I am always very observant every time I eat at Mcdo. Maybe my 3 years working with McDonald’s Davao really had a great influence in me.
(Note: This Blogger worked for McDonald’s Davao for three years. A pioneering crew and eventually became a manager.)