McDonald’s arrives at The Mactan Newtown-A A +A
Thursday, January 3, 2013
MEGAWORLD'S newest township in Central Visayas, The Mactan Newtown, is shaping up to be one of Cebu's exciting lifestyle hotspots.
Having already marked its arrival in Lapu-Lapu City when 8 Newtown Boulevard and One Pacific Residence were launched recently, The Mactan Newtown reaches another milestone with the opening of its first fast food tenant - McDonald's The Mactan Newtown - this January.
The Megaworld township is modelled after the company's pioneering 'live-work-play' concept, to which the fast food giant fits perfectly.
Like its other branches, McDonald's The Mactan Newtown will boast of the familiar drive-thru and PlayPlace areas.
“We are very excited to have a McDonald's open in The Mactan Newtown. It's always a risk to build branches in newly-developed areas, but at the rate that this Megaworld township is going, we have a sure winner,” says Eugene Reducindo, managing director of Choice Gourmet Banquet, Inc., franchisee of Golden Arches Development Corp. (GADC).
Reducindo adds the opening of McDonald's will pave the way for the launch of upcoming commercial spaces.
Aside from the soon-to-rise luxury condominiums, world-class hotels, high-end retail shops and BPO offices, McDonald's is expected to help boost tourism in the township and in Lapu Lapu City, in general. It is even going as far as to enliven the district, with its very marketable appeal to both the young and the young-at-heart.
“McDonald's will undoubtedly be a key lifestyle component in the Mactan Newtown township, since both residents and employees now have an easily accessible branch in this part of Mactan Island,” shares Jericho Go, Megaworld's first vice president for Business Development and Leasing Group (BDLG).
Go adds that the new McDo branch will help establish The Mactan Newtown's foothold as an ideal location for investors and BPO companies.
McDonald's The Mactan Newtown opens this month, where lots of surprises await, including a breathtaking fireworks display at night.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 04, 2013.