Hello again, this is food fight, a weekly segment over here at Pepper.ph where we pit food products against each other, and have you, our dear readers, vote on which one deserves to be crowned the winner.
It’s like Celebrity Death Match with less celebrities, more eating, and no one really dies.
Unveiling this week’s installment: Mcdonald’s vs. Jollibee Round 1 (Regular Burgers, Fries, and Ice Cream)
But before we begin…
In a landslide decision victory, Coca Cola prevailed over Pepsi last week. I’m not surprised, but I was hoping for a more heated battle (or for Pepsi to win). Ah well, maybe this week’s Food Fight will prove different.
Let’s get to this week’s contestants.
Mcdonald’s vs Jollibee: the eternal struggle, but only in the Philippines.
These are the top two fast-food joints in the Philippines. One is home grown, while the other is an international capitalist’s wet dream. They’ve been at each other’s necks since forever.
Established in 1940 as a barbecue place that later turned into a burger stand, the Golden Arches is a symbol for worldwide burger domination. It’s a rank they achieved through mediocre uniformity, cheap affordability, and a furiously aggressive expansion strategy. You can find a McDonald’s almost anywhere around the world, a godsend for those too chicken to try the local delicacies.
Want a cheeseburger? You can have that wherever you are and enjoy the same familiar taste. And just like our very own Chicken McDo, other countries also have their own unique offerings that (that we are denied of here). There’s the McRib, the Triple Mac, and, my personal favorite, the 40 piece chicken nugget meal that comes with a gallon of tea.
Established 1975 by some Chinese folks, it was originally a Magnolia ice cream parlor that also sold hot dogs. Later, they got a mascot that incorporated all these food items they thought Filipinos would go for, which led to the fat happy bee we have come to love. Sure, it’s fast-food, but it’s our fast-food. It’s home.
You can see my bias already, but I really don’t care. We all know Jollibee, and we all love him. How can we not? Sure, a red and yellow bee in a suit hawking burgers and fried chicken doesn’t really make sense, but the food is amazing and I will always enjoy their Burger Steak. On its Wikipedia page, some proud Pinoy found it important to include that Jollibee showed up on Glee once, and somehow that little detail has been proven Wikipedia-worthy. Go figure.
To kick things up a notch, the winner of this week’s Food Fight! will be decided through a team battle fought across multiple categories (as one is not enough to determine which fast-food joint should reign supreme). Whichever side wins your best of three counts as your vote for this week’s card.
Today the team battles are in these 3 categories:
Let’s get it on!
We’ve stated our preference before, but it’s still an interesting match up. This time, it’s your voice that counts. The Champ and the Big Mac will face each other on a later date, for now, which sub-30 pesos burger do you prefer?
I don’t need to explain much here.
Who deserves to win? Team McDonald’s or Team Jollibee? It is up to you to fight for your pick in the comments section. Which particular food item do you like better and from which fast-food joint? Why does it matter? Nothing matters, so we don’t really need to justify it. Let’s just have fun.
Next Week: The Gravy and Pies