Food Fight!: McDonald’s vs. Jollibee (Team Battle 2)

By Rob Cham/May 16, 2013

Food Fight is back again this week to continue our three round food battle between two of the biggest fast food joints over here in la Pilipinas, McDo and Jollibee.
In this round , we pit chickens, gravy, and pies against each other in brutal commenter on commenter action as your votes decides which side ultimately reigns supreme.  But, before we get to that, let’s see how the voting went for last week’s team battle.  I went through all your comments and tallied the results. It took a bit of effort but I must say, I had a great time doing it.


  2. Fries – IIIII IIIII IIII – 14 votes
  3. Sundae – IIIII IIIII IIIII – 15 votes


  1. Burger – IIIII IIIII IIIII III – 18 votes
It’s like that, son.

Mcdonald’s – 2, Jollibee-1.
I did not expect the fight to go down like that. Also, for those that said “Neither!” or “Both!” you cancelled each other out. I counted. It worked, surprisingly well.
This week, we’re letting some of  the deep fried brigade continue the fight.

Chicken McDo vs. Chickenjoy and McDonald’s gravy vs. Jollibee Gravy

We’re voting for two things here, so keep that in mind, the chicken and the gravy. In the coming weeks, we’re coming out with a more in-depth look at some of the Metro’s top fast food fried chicken places, so look out for that. For now, though, it’s your vote that counts.

Apple Pie vs. Peach Mango Pie

I was going to include Tuna Pie in the poll, but I wanted to stick to things we know will be around forever. Jollibee Tuna Pie is but a fleeting love affair.
So there are your contestants. Voting starts now through the comments section. While we can use a plug-in to create an actual poll, it has been really interesting to hear the reasons and reactions to your choices.  Feel free to team-up, make alliances, and do whatever else you want. You guys are amazing.

Vote for your picks in these categories!
  1. Chicken
  2. Gravy
  3. Pie

Next week, Big Macs, Champs, and Breakfast Meals, oh my!

Rob Cham


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  • Jan

    1. Chicken – Jollibee
    2. Gravy – Jollibee (side note: adding ketchup in Jollibee’s gravy tastes much better than adding it in McDo’s gravy)
    3. Pie – McDo

  • 1. chicken – jollibee
    2. gravy – mcdo
    3. pie – jollibee

  • 1. Chicken – Jollibee
    2. Gravy – Jollibee
    3. Pie – Jollibee

    I love Jollibee <3

  • Nons Superable

    1. Chicken – McDo (though what works for me is the breading. What usually happens is I get a lot of breading than the chicken itself. Haha!)
    2. Gravy – Jollibee (McDo’s gravy seems to be a really watery version of their old gravy. Gah.)
    3. Pie – Jollibee (Perfect combination – Peach mango pie and McDo’s hot fudge sundae, side order of McDo fries.)

  • Klaris Chua

    Chicken, Gravy, Pie = Jollibee

  • Adds

    Chicken, gravy and pie from JOLLIBEE

  • Pao

    Chicken: Jollibee

    Gravy: Jollibee

    Pie: Mcdo’s apple pie (ી(΄◞ิ౪◟ิ‵)ʃ)♥

  • Kaloy

    Chicken: JOLIBEE
    Gravy: MCDO
    Pie: Jolibee

  • Missy

    Chicken: MCDO
    Gravy: MCDO
    Pie: MCDO
    I LOVE MCDO. <3

  • Reg

    Mcdo chicken and gravy
    Mcdo apple pie

  • Johann

    chicken: Jollibee (even other nationalities like them!)
    gravy: Jollibee (McDo gravy tends to be too “lasang gamot”)
    pies: Jollibee (peach mango pie rocks)

    sorry, McDo, Jollibee wins this rounds hands down.

    • Ngeks

      gravy: Jollibee (McDo gravy tends to be too “lasang gamot”) –TRUE. LASANG SUNOG EVEN 🙂

  • Jj

    Chicken – Jollibee

    Gravy – Jollibee
    Pie – Jollibee!!!

  • Chicken, Gravy, and Pie from Jollibee! <3

  • Ngeks

    Chicken, Gravy, Pie – JOLLIBEE. hands down, no questions asked hihi

  • caitianlong

    chicken: Jollibee
    gravy: Jollibee
    pie: both Jollibee and McDonalds

  • Chickenjoy
    Jollibee gravy
    Peach Mango Pie

  • All Jollibee for chicken, gravy, and pie. Reprezent. I also like it when my spicy Chickenjoy ends up having too much spicy dust. o_o

  • lalaboomboom

    i give everything for the clown. i dont eat halal, so sorry bee.

  • JON

    Chicken/Gravy/Pie – Jollibee, by a slim margin.

  • Chicken & Gravy – Jollibee
    Pie – Mcdo

  • who

    Gravy =Mc do (unlimited gravy)
    Chicken = chickenjoy
    Pie = Peach mango 🙂

  • Straight Jollibee for me! McDo’s chicken is just blah. Their apple pie is good, but peach mango is just better, especially nung bata ako. Mas madami pa siyang laman na prutas sa loob dati.

    Jolibee, please make a premium version of the peach mango, I miss the one I grew up with. Yung pie ngayon puro syrup na lang, bilang na bilang na lang yung fruit bits. 🙁

  • cel

    Jollibee for the gravy and chicken fo’ sho’ but I have loved mcdo’s apple pie (despite hearing that the filling isn’t made completely out of apples) ever since I was a kid.

  • ishi


  • Anthony C. Monteiro

    chicken and gravy – Mcdo, pie- (hands down) Mcdo!!!!

  • chari

    Chicken & Gravy: Jollibee
    Pie goes to McDo!

  • Jollibee chicken with McDo Gravy would do just fine for me 😉
    & I’d take Jollibee Peach Mango pie over McDo’s Apple pie.

  • Kaye

    all the way Jollibee – chickenjoy, gravy and peach mango pie. Bubuyog wins!

  • Kris

    Jollibee all the way

    I have realized how nothing compares to jollibee since i have always been craving for it despite the gazillions of fastfood that serve fried chicken here in dubai.

  • Kath

    Jollibee all the way man!! Mcdo’s chix breading is weird and tough. Their gravy has a medicine after taste. And peach mango pie is love.

  • robert

    Peach mango pie is way better than the apple *cough* sayote and cinnamon *cough* pie of McDo. I also like the fact that Jollibee’s Chickenjoy is juicier and bigger than Chicken McDo. Jollibee’s gravy is better tasting, too. So all 3 go to Jollibee! 🙂

  • Chicken goes to Jollibee, Pie to Mcdo~

  • tastenoevil

    Chicken? Jolibee wins because it’s more fragrant and also bec. Mc Do’s chicken is furiously coated with flour I think Jollibee’s chicken is more sulit bec. it’s mor meaty. Gravy hmmm hands down jollibee wins. It gets harder when it comes to choosing pies, Jollibee’s pie crust sucks but the fillingmakes up for it the crust sticks to ur teeth, Mc do has a better pie crust its light airy and crunchy an almost perfect puff pastry but the filling is a bit blah. So I guess Jollibee wins the pie vote bec. the filling is more imprtnt:)

  • Chicken goes to Jollibee but gravy to Mcdo. Pies go to Jollibee!!!!!


  • Chicken, gravy and pie all Jollibee!!!

  • Chicken Joy and Gravy
    Apple Pie

  • ChinaKingRat

    Jollibee all the way for this round!

  • Chicken : MCDO!!

    Gravy: MCDO!!!


  • Marian Rose Bunao

    cant decide on the chicken, but i’ll go with peach mango pie 🙂

  • geonelle

    chicken- can’t decide lol
    pies- peach mango pie!!!!

  • hbsruiz

    jollibee – chicken & gravy
    mcdo – (apple) pie

  • Dee

    I miss Jollibee’s banana langka pie.



  • Chicken- Jollibee

  • Chicken: Chickenjoy all the way! Go Jollibee!
    Gravy: I don’t ever remember dousing my chicken in Jollibee’s gravy, so go for the win, Mcdo.
    Pie: This is sooo hard! I am absolutely in love with Jollibee’s pie bread (?) but the filling tastes sooo artificial. Mcdo has lackluster bread but the filling is awesomeballs, on the other hand. Aaaa. 🙁 I’ve never eaten as many as 9 Apple pies in one sitting though so you go, Jollibee!

    • On second thought, I just remembered possibly the reason why I douse my chicken woth Mcdo gravy: it’s kind of watery, you don’t really taste anything unless you pile it on. Changing my vote: chicken, gravy, and pie JOLLIBEE ALL THE WAY! 😀

  • Gen


  • Pinky Cervantes

    Chicken-mcdo; Gravy-mcdo; Pie-jollibee

  • Chicken, Gravy and Pie of Jollibee.

  • JIO

    Chickenjoy(FOREVER), Mickey-D’s gravy and APPLE PIE OF COURSE.

  • Amc

    Chicken of Jollibee. Gravy and apple pie of McDonalds.

  • Jollibee wins for me! 3 votes goes to Chicken, gravy and pie (tuna or peach mango) to JOLLIBEE.

  • Does Greenwich serve Jollibee’s chicken? If they do, then my vote goes to Jollibee. McDo’s is kinda dry.

    Gravy goes to McDo because Jollibee’s is bland and too watery. Gross.

    Pie goes to McDo as well.

  • Maimai Hernando

    chicken ng jolibee, gravy ng mcdo, and pie ng colettes. haha oooopsie 😀 neither of pies. elk! 😛

  • kim

    Chicken ng jollibee!! Gravy ng mcdo at peach mango pie ng jollibee <3

  • grimm

    my chicken and pie goes to jabee.. while my gravy goes to Mcdo.. 😀

  • himehoney42

    Chicken joy, peach mango pie, Gravy for mcdo though! :3

  • summer

    Chicken = mcdo
    Gravy = mcdo
    Pie = jollibee