If there’s one thing I don’t envy much about this generation, its the lack of face to face interactions between friends.
Sure you’ve got thousands of friends you can instantly greet or update via your social networking sites, but think about this; When was the last time you spent time together, talking, just wasting away time without any phones beeping and buzzing to disturb of some status update.
People nowadays may have a lot of options when it comes to interacting with one another. And with all the advancements in technology, smartphones and gadgets allow us to communicate online via messaging apps and social networking sites. So you may find yourself connected but these connections happen more often in the digital world than in the real one.
This is why McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, two iconic, global brands and long-time partners, which champion happiness, enjoyment and togetherness, are taking a stand and encouraging people to stay offline a little longer and enjoy real-world connections. Although embracing online connections, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola believe it is our physical interactions which make our digital lives more meaningful—that real-life moments, such as hearing a story in person, receiving a warm hug and sharing a McDonald’s meal and Coke drink face-to-face, are those which create lasting memories.
“McDonald’s and Coca-Cola have been partners for close to 60 years, together providing millions of customers great tasting food and beverages best shared together”, said McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO, Kenneth Yang. “Today, together as well, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are taking a stand that real-life connections fuel our digital lives and enrich our relationships”, added Coca-Cola Philippines President and General Manager, Guillermo Aponte.
Inviting people to create these genuine moments of connection, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola introduces the new BFF Bundles, an exciting menu offering designed to be shared among friends and family. With the BFF Bundles for just Php 399.00 for a group of three or Php 559.00 for a group of four, customers can customize their bundled offers, choosing between their favorite McDonald’s products.
With the BFF Burger Bundle, customers can choose from seven of their favorite McDonald’s Burgers and enjoy them with the new BFF Fries, big enough for the entire gang to enjoy together, and a refreshingly ice-cold Regular Coke for each one. Friends who prefer Chicken McDo can opt for the BFF Chicken Bundle and choose between 1 piece Chicken McDo and McSpaghetti or 2 pieces Chicken McDo with rice, complete with BFF Fries and Regular Coke.
For a delicious shared snack, those who constantly find themselves wanting to get their hands on McDonald’s World Famous Fries paired perfectly the Coke McFloat, Coca-Cola drink topped with soft serve vanilla and chocolate syrup, the BFF Fries and Float combo is theirs to enjoy for an affordable price of only Php 150.00.
To celebrate the McDonald’s + Coca-Cola’s “Better Together” campaign, members of the online community were treated to a throwback-like event where everything goes analog.
Hosted by Nikki Gil and Iya Villania, celebrity guests like Enrique Gil, Jerone and Jeric Teng, Ashley and Alodia Gosiengfiao, Myrtle Sarrosa, Armand and Anton del Rosario, among others participated with the games. Barbie Almabis and Kitchie Nadal on the other hand, performed some of their greatest hits to the delight of the crowd.
So what are you waiting for? Head to the McDonald’s store nearest you, call 86-2-36 or log on to www.mcdelivery.com.ph to enjoy quality time with your friends over the newest BFF Bundles. Tell us how you’re celebrating real-world connections by using the hashtag #BetterTogether.