July 08, 2018

Best Fast Food Restaurants in the Philippines 2018

See the best fast food chains that will make you dine in!

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We Filipinos are no strangers to fast food. Various fast food chains and restaurants can be found almost everywhere in the country, drawing us in with delicious and fast meals that are clean and cheap. Some of these fast food chains have been operating in the country for a long time now that they have been part of the Filipino culture and way of life already.

If you’re curious about the best fast food restaurants in the Philippines this 2018, here are the top go-to to spots of our readers. Read on and see if your favorite chain made the list.


8. Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza



To start our list is a tie between Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Who knew Korean food can be turned into fast food?

Image: Bonchon Chicken Philippines Facebook Page


Before Bonchon came to the country in 2010, most Filipinos did not have the slightest idea what Korean Fried Chicken or ‘KFC’ was. But once Bonchon introduced it, Filipinos immediately fell in love with this new style of fried chicken. It is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and its unique yet delicious soy-garlic and spicy flavors also became a hit for the Filipino palate. In just eight years, Bonchon has spread like wildfire in the country with 177 stores nationwide serving other Korean fares like bulgogi (stir-fried beef) and chapchae (Korean noodles).





best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Greenwich has been providing us freshly made pizzas since 1971!

Images: Greenwich Barkada Facebook Page


If you’re a fan of lasagna, you’re probably a fan of Greenwich Pizza. The pizza and pasta chain started way back in 1971 in a small shop in Greenhills Shopping Center but has since expanded all over the country, becoming the largest pizza chain in the Philippines. They have come a long way since their early days, when they served only Hawaiian and pepperoni pizza in their first store; now, they are known for a wide variety of pizza and pasta offerings as well as meal combos that give you a taste of everything in one plate.


7. Pizza Hut




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza changed the game of the fast food industry for the good.

Image: Pizza Hut Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that made it on our seventh spot is Pizza Hut. The pizza chain came into the country in 1984, but before that it has already been in operations in the United States since 1958. Pizza Hut became famous in the fast food chain industry not only for their delicious meals but for their innovation as well. Aside from their famous “Pan Pizza” in which a pizza is baked in a pan to give it a crispy edge, they also became known for their “Stuffed Crust Pizza” which makes the boring pizza crust more fun by stuffing it with various kinds of meats and cheeses.


6. Mang Inasal




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Mang Inasal, Iloilo’s chicken inasal can now be enjoyed all over the country.

Images: Mang Inasal Philippines


The sixth fast food restaurant on our list is Mang Inasal. When crispy fried chicken was the favorite order in fast food chains, Mang Inasal changed the game in the early 2000’s and decided to introduce chicken barbecue to the masses. What started out as a small restaurant in a carpark in Iloilo in 2003 is now a fast food giant with over 500 stores nationwide.

Aside from making the Iloilo favorite, chicken inasal (barbecue), famous all over the country, Mang Inasal also popularized the “unlimited rice” concept. It gave hungry Pinoys a chance to have rounds and rounds of rice without paying more.


5. Goldilocks and Chowking




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Goldilocks not only provided us with cakes but with other tasty items as well like their ensaymda.

Images: Left, Goldilocks Facebook Page; Right, Goldilocks Website


Two fast food restaurants made it to number 5 spot: Goldilocks and Chowking.

Goldilocks started out as a small bakeshop in Pasong Tamo in 1966, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Aside from their delectable cakes, they are also known for their selection of Filipino dishes including fresh lumpia (spring rolls), pork barbecue, and dinuguan (pork blood stew). Today, Goldilocks has over 500 stores all over the country and in parts of Asia and the United States and Canada.



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Chowking, Chinese fares became more accessible to a lot of Filipinos.

Images: Left, Chowking PH Facebook Page; Right, @chowkingph


Chinese food also became part of our fast food favorites thanks to Chowking. Opened in 1985, it became the first fast food restaurant in the country to serve Chinese fares to the masses. Some of the meals popularized by Chowking include their “lauriat” where you can have a bit of everything in one plate and “chao fan” or stir-fried rice with bits of pork or beef. Chowking now has hundreds of stores in the country and continues to be one of the biggest Chinese-style fast food restaurants in the country.




4. Wendy’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Wendy’s may be American but their Frosty and other meals are well-loved by us Pinoys.

Images: Wendy’s Philippines Facebook Page


On our fourth spot of the best fast food restaurants in the country is Wendy’s. The American hamburger chain started its operations in 1969 in the United States and reached the Philippines in 1982. They became famous for their square-shaped beef patties that hang over the edge of the buns and their signature dessert, Frosty. Even though Wendy’s is famous for a Western menu of burgers and salads, they made sure to touch the Filipino palate by serving various rice meals with viands like lumpiang shanghai and longganisa (sausage).


3. Jollibee

Voter’s comment:
“Because Jollibee offers affordable and delicious meals. What makes them different is that they do not lessen the quantity of their food.”- M



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Nothing can beat a good old Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti combo.

Images: Jollibee Facebook Page


On the third spot is a homegrown fast food chain where many love to dine in: Jollibee. It is the biggest, and probably the most beloved, fast food chain in the country to date with over 750 stores in the country and 80 abroad. Jollibee became part of the Filipino culture through its family-friendly stores, heartbreaking commercials, and its signature fried chicken, Chickenjoy. Aside from running our well-beloved Jollibee, Jollibee Foods Corporation or JFC, the company behind the brand, also has major shares in other well-known fast food chains including Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Burger King Philippines, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich Pizza.


2. KFC




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

KFC’s chicken is truly finger lickin’ good.

Images: Left, KFC Facebook Page; Right, @kfcphilippines


On the number two spot of our list is KFC. KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American fast food chain that became famous for its distinctly flavorful fried chicken. The first KFC restaurant was opened in 1950 by Colonel Harland Sanders. In 1966, KFC reached the Philippines and is now one of the biggest fast food chains in the country. Aside from its chicken, we can also thank KFC for their bucket meals as they are the ones who popularized selling chicken by the bucket.


1. McDonald’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

The top fast food restaurant in the country is…McDonald’s!

Image: McDonald’s Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that topped our list is McDonald’s. McDonald’s has been in operations since 1940 in the United States, but the chain only set foot in the Philippines in 1981. Although it is an American company, it has made its way into the hearts of the Filipinos with its affordable meals, tear-jerking commercials, and the very memorable slogan “Love Ko ‘To” (I love it).

Today, McDonald’s has become so familiar with Filipinos that we even lovingly call it by a nickname: Mcdo. And with products like Coke McFloat, Shake Shake Fries, and McFlurry, it looks like we’re going to continue loving Mcdo for a very long time.




Did your favorite fast food chain make the list? Let us know in the comments section!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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July 08, 2018

Best Fast Food Restaurants in the Philippines 2018

See the best fast food chains that will make you dine in!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018


We Filipinos are no strangers to fast food. Various fast food chains and restaurants can be found almost everywhere in the country, drawing us in with delicious and fast meals that are clean and cheap. Some of these fast food chains have been operating in the country for a long time now that they have been part of the Filipino culture and way of life already.

If you’re curious about the best fast food restaurants in the Philippines this 2018, here are the top go-to to spots of our readers. Read on and see if your favorite chain made the list.


8. Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza



To start our list is a tie between Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Who knew Korean food can be turned into fast food?

Image: Bonchon Chicken Philippines Facebook Page


Before Bonchon came to the country in 2010, most Filipinos did not have the slightest idea what Korean Fried Chicken or ‘KFC’ was. But once Bonchon introduced it, Filipinos immediately fell in love with this new style of fried chicken. It is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and its unique yet delicious soy-garlic and spicy flavors also became a hit for the Filipino palate. In just eight years, Bonchon has spread like wildfire in the country with 177 stores nationwide serving other Korean fares like bulgogi (stir-fried beef) and chapchae (Korean noodles).





best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Greenwich has been providing us freshly made pizzas since 1971!

Images: Greenwich Barkada Facebook Page


If you’re a fan of lasagna, you’re probably a fan of Greenwich Pizza. The pizza and pasta chain started way back in 1971 in a small shop in Greenhills Shopping Center but has since expanded all over the country, becoming the largest pizza chain in the Philippines. They have come a long way since their early days, when they served only Hawaiian and pepperoni pizza in their first store; now, they are known for a wide variety of pizza and pasta offerings as well as meal combos that give you a taste of everything in one plate.


7. Pizza Hut




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza changed the game of the fast food industry for the good.

Image: Pizza Hut Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that made it on our seventh spot is Pizza Hut. The pizza chain came into the country in 1984, but before that it has already been in operations in the United States since 1958. Pizza Hut became famous in the fast food chain industry not only for their delicious meals but for their innovation as well. Aside from their famous “Pan Pizza” in which a pizza is baked in a pan to give it a crispy edge, they also became known for their “Stuffed Crust Pizza” which makes the boring pizza crust more fun by stuffing it with various kinds of meats and cheeses.


6. Mang Inasal




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Mang Inasal, Iloilo’s chicken inasal can now be enjoyed all over the country.

Images: Mang Inasal Philippines


The sixth fast food restaurant on our list is Mang Inasal. When crispy fried chicken was the favorite order in fast food chains, Mang Inasal changed the game in the early 2000’s and decided to introduce chicken barbecue to the masses. What started out as a small restaurant in a carpark in Iloilo in 2003 is now a fast food giant with over 500 stores nationwide.

Aside from making the Iloilo favorite, chicken inasal (barbecue), famous all over the country, Mang Inasal also popularized the “unlimited rice” concept. It gave hungry Pinoys a chance to have rounds and rounds of rice without paying more.


5. Goldilocks and Chowking




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Goldilocks not only provided us with cakes but with other tasty items as well like their ensaymda.

Images: Left, Goldilocks Facebook Page; Right, Goldilocks Website


Two fast food restaurants made it to number 5 spot: Goldilocks and Chowking.

Goldilocks started out as a small bakeshop in Pasong Tamo in 1966, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Aside from their delectable cakes, they are also known for their selection of Filipino dishes including fresh lumpia (spring rolls), pork barbecue, and dinuguan (pork blood stew). Today, Goldilocks has over 500 stores all over the country and in parts of Asia and the United States and Canada.



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Chowking, Chinese fares became more accessible to a lot of Filipinos.

Images: Left, Chowking PH Facebook Page; Right, @chowkingph


Chinese food also became part of our fast food favorites thanks to Chowking. Opened in 1985, it became the first fast food restaurant in the country to serve Chinese fares to the masses. Some of the meals popularized by Chowking include their “lauriat” where you can have a bit of everything in one plate and “chao fan” or stir-fried rice with bits of pork or beef. Chowking now has hundreds of stores in the country and continues to be one of the biggest Chinese-style fast food restaurants in the country.




4. Wendy’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Wendy’s may be American but their Frosty and other meals are well-loved by us Pinoys.

Images: Wendy’s Philippines Facebook Page


On our fourth spot of the best fast food restaurants in the country is Wendy’s. The American hamburger chain started its operations in 1969 in the United States and reached the Philippines in 1982. They became famous for their square-shaped beef patties that hang over the edge of the buns and their signature dessert, Frosty. Even though Wendy’s is famous for a Western menu of burgers and salads, they made sure to touch the Filipino palate by serving various rice meals with viands like lumpiang shanghai and longganisa (sausage).


3. Jollibee

Voter’s comment:
“Because Jollibee offers affordable and delicious meals. What makes them different is that they do not lessen the quantity of their food.”- M



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Nothing can beat a good old Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti combo.

Images: Jollibee Facebook Page


On the third spot is a homegrown fast food chain where many love to dine in: Jollibee. It is the biggest, and probably the most beloved, fast food chain in the country to date with over 750 stores in the country and 80 abroad. Jollibee became part of the Filipino culture through its family-friendly stores, heartbreaking commercials, and its signature fried chicken, Chickenjoy. Aside from running our well-beloved Jollibee, Jollibee Foods Corporation or JFC, the company behind the brand, also has major shares in other well-known fast food chains including Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Burger King Philippines, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich Pizza.


2. KFC




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

KFC’s chicken is truly finger lickin’ good.

Images: Left, KFC Facebook Page; Right, @kfcphilippines


On the number two spot of our list is KFC. KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American fast food chain that became famous for its distinctly flavorful fried chicken. The first KFC restaurant was opened in 1950 by Colonel Harland Sanders. In 1966, KFC reached the Philippines and is now one of the biggest fast food chains in the country. Aside from its chicken, we can also thank KFC for their bucket meals as they are the ones who popularized selling chicken by the bucket.


1. McDonald’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

The top fast food restaurant in the country is…McDonald’s!

Image: McDonald’s Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that topped our list is McDonald’s. McDonald’s has been in operations since 1940 in the United States, but the chain only set foot in the Philippines in 1981. Although it is an American company, it has made its way into the hearts of the Filipinos with its affordable meals, tear-jerking commercials, and the very memorable slogan “Love Ko ‘To” (I love it).

Today, McDonald’s has become so familiar with Filipinos that we even lovingly call it by a nickname: Mcdo. And with products like Coke McFloat, Shake Shake Fries, and McFlurry, it looks like we’re going to continue loving Mcdo for a very long time.




Did your favorite fast food chain make the list? Let us know in the comments section!

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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July 08, 2018

Best Fast Food Restaurants in the Philippines 2018

See the best fast food chains that will make you dine in!

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best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018


We Filipinos are no strangers to fast food. Various fast food chains and restaurants can be found almost everywhere in the country, drawing us in with delicious and fast meals that are clean and cheap. Some of these fast food chains have been operating in the country for a long time now that they have been part of the Filipino culture and way of life already.

If you’re curious about the best fast food restaurants in the Philippines this 2018, here are the top go-to to spots of our readers. Read on and see if your favorite chain made the list.


8. Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza



To start our list is a tie between Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Who knew Korean food can be turned into fast food?

Image: Bonchon Chicken Philippines Facebook Page


Before Bonchon came to the country in 2010, most Filipinos did not have the slightest idea what Korean Fried Chicken or ‘KFC’ was. But once Bonchon introduced it, Filipinos immediately fell in love with this new style of fried chicken. It is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and its unique yet delicious soy-garlic and spicy flavors also became a hit for the Filipino palate. In just eight years, Bonchon has spread like wildfire in the country with 177 stores nationwide serving other Korean fares like bulgogi (stir-fried beef) and chapchae (Korean noodles).





best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Greenwich has been providing us freshly made pizzas since 1971!

Images: Greenwich Barkada Facebook Page


If you’re a fan of lasagna, you’re probably a fan of Greenwich Pizza. The pizza and pasta chain started way back in 1971 in a small shop in Greenhills Shopping Center but has since expanded all over the country, becoming the largest pizza chain in the Philippines. They have come a long way since their early days, when they served only Hawaiian and pepperoni pizza in their first store; now, they are known for a wide variety of pizza and pasta offerings as well as meal combos that give you a taste of everything in one plate.


7. Pizza Hut




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza changed the game of the fast food industry for the good.

Image: Pizza Hut Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that made it on our seventh spot is Pizza Hut. The pizza chain came into the country in 1984, but before that it has already been in operations in the United States since 1958. Pizza Hut became famous in the fast food chain industry not only for their delicious meals but for their innovation as well. Aside from their famous “Pan Pizza” in which a pizza is baked in a pan to give it a crispy edge, they also became known for their “Stuffed Crust Pizza” which makes the boring pizza crust more fun by stuffing it with various kinds of meats and cheeses.


6. Mang Inasal




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Mang Inasal, Iloilo’s chicken inasal can now be enjoyed all over the country.

Images: Mang Inasal Philippines


The sixth fast food restaurant on our list is Mang Inasal. When crispy fried chicken was the favorite order in fast food chains, Mang Inasal changed the game in the early 2000’s and decided to introduce chicken barbecue to the masses. What started out as a small restaurant in a carpark in Iloilo in 2003 is now a fast food giant with over 500 stores nationwide.

Aside from making the Iloilo favorite, chicken inasal (barbecue), famous all over the country, Mang Inasal also popularized the “unlimited rice” concept. It gave hungry Pinoys a chance to have rounds and rounds of rice without paying more.


5. Goldilocks and Chowking




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Goldilocks not only provided us with cakes but with other tasty items as well like their ensaymda.

Images: Left, Goldilocks Facebook Page; Right, Goldilocks Website


Two fast food restaurants made it to number 5 spot: Goldilocks and Chowking.

Goldilocks started out as a small bakeshop in Pasong Tamo in 1966, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Aside from their delectable cakes, they are also known for their selection of Filipino dishes including fresh lumpia (spring rolls), pork barbecue, and dinuguan (pork blood stew). Today, Goldilocks has over 500 stores all over the country and in parts of Asia and the United States and Canada.



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Chowking, Chinese fares became more accessible to a lot of Filipinos.

Images: Left, Chowking PH Facebook Page; Right, @chowkingph


Chinese food also became part of our fast food favorites thanks to Chowking. Opened in 1985, it became the first fast food restaurant in the country to serve Chinese fares to the masses. Some of the meals popularized by Chowking include their “lauriat” where you can have a bit of everything in one plate and “chao fan” or stir-fried rice with bits of pork or beef. Chowking now has hundreds of stores in the country and continues to be one of the biggest Chinese-style fast food restaurants in the country.




4. Wendy’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Wendy’s may be American but their Frosty and other meals are well-loved by us Pinoys.

Images: Wendy’s Philippines Facebook Page


On our fourth spot of the best fast food restaurants in the country is Wendy’s. The American hamburger chain started its operations in 1969 in the United States and reached the Philippines in 1982. They became famous for their square-shaped beef patties that hang over the edge of the buns and their signature dessert, Frosty. Even though Wendy’s is famous for a Western menu of burgers and salads, they made sure to touch the Filipino palate by serving various rice meals with viands like lumpiang shanghai and longganisa (sausage).


3. Jollibee

Voter’s comment:
“Because Jollibee offers affordable and delicious meals. What makes them different is that they do not lessen the quantity of their food.”- M



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Nothing can beat a good old Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti combo.

Images: Jollibee Facebook Page


On the third spot is a homegrown fast food chain where many love to dine in: Jollibee. It is the biggest, and probably the most beloved, fast food chain in the country to date with over 750 stores in the country and 80 abroad. Jollibee became part of the Filipino culture through its family-friendly stores, heartbreaking commercials, and its signature fried chicken, Chickenjoy. Aside from running our well-beloved Jollibee, Jollibee Foods Corporation or JFC, the company behind the brand, also has major shares in other well-known fast food chains including Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Burger King Philippines, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich Pizza.


2. KFC




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

KFC’s chicken is truly finger lickin’ good.

Images: Left, KFC Facebook Page; Right, @kfcphilippines


On the number two spot of our list is KFC. KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American fast food chain that became famous for its distinctly flavorful fried chicken. The first KFC restaurant was opened in 1950 by Colonel Harland Sanders. In 1966, KFC reached the Philippines and is now one of the biggest fast food chains in the country. Aside from its chicken, we can also thank KFC for their bucket meals as they are the ones who popularized selling chicken by the bucket.


1. McDonald’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

The top fast food restaurant in the country is…McDonald’s!

Image: McDonald’s Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that topped our list is McDonald’s. McDonald’s has been in operations since 1940 in the United States, but the chain only set foot in the Philippines in 1981. Although it is an American company, it has made its way into the hearts of the Filipinos with its affordable meals, tear-jerking commercials, and the very memorable slogan “Love Ko ‘To” (I love it).

Today, McDonald’s has become so familiar with Filipinos that we even lovingly call it by a nickname: Mcdo. And with products like Coke McFloat, Shake Shake Fries, and McFlurry, it looks like we’re going to continue loving Mcdo for a very long time.




Did your favorite fast food chain make the list? Let us know in the comments section!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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July 08, 2018

Best Fast Food Restaurants in the Philippines 2018

See the best fast food chains that will make you dine in!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018


We Filipinos are no strangers to fast food. Various fast food chains and restaurants can be found almost everywhere in the country, drawing us in with delicious and fast meals that are clean and cheap. Some of these fast food chains have been operating in the country for a long time now that they have been part of the Filipino culture and way of life already.

If you’re curious about the best fast food restaurants in the Philippines this 2018, here are the top go-to to spots of our readers. Read on and see if your favorite chain made the list.


8. Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza



To start our list is a tie between Bonchon and Greenwich Pizza!


best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Who knew Korean food can be turned into fast food?

Image: Bonchon Chicken Philippines Facebook Page


Before Bonchon came to the country in 2010, most Filipinos did not have the slightest idea what Korean Fried Chicken or ‘KFC’ was. But once Bonchon introduced it, Filipinos immediately fell in love with this new style of fried chicken. It is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and its unique yet delicious soy-garlic and spicy flavors also became a hit for the Filipino palate. In just eight years, Bonchon has spread like wildfire in the country with 177 stores nationwide serving other Korean fares like bulgogi (stir-fried beef) and chapchae (Korean noodles).





best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Greenwich has been providing us freshly made pizzas since 1971!

Images: Greenwich Barkada Facebook Page


If you’re a fan of lasagna, you’re probably a fan of Greenwich Pizza. The pizza and pasta chain started way back in 1971 in a small shop in Greenhills Shopping Center but has since expanded all over the country, becoming the largest pizza chain in the Philippines. They have come a long way since their early days, when they served only Hawaiian and pepperoni pizza in their first store; now, they are known for a wide variety of pizza and pasta offerings as well as meal combos that give you a taste of everything in one plate.


7. Pizza Hut




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza changed the game of the fast food industry for the good.

Image: Pizza Hut Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that made it on our seventh spot is Pizza Hut. The pizza chain came into the country in 1984, but before that it has already been in operations in the United States since 1958. Pizza Hut became famous in the fast food chain industry not only for their delicious meals but for their innovation as well. Aside from their famous “Pan Pizza” in which a pizza is baked in a pan to give it a crispy edge, they also became known for their “Stuffed Crust Pizza” which makes the boring pizza crust more fun by stuffing it with various kinds of meats and cheeses.


6. Mang Inasal




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Mang Inasal, Iloilo’s chicken inasal can now be enjoyed all over the country.

Images: Mang Inasal Philippines


The sixth fast food restaurant on our list is Mang Inasal. When crispy fried chicken was the favorite order in fast food chains, Mang Inasal changed the game in the early 2000’s and decided to introduce chicken barbecue to the masses. What started out as a small restaurant in a carpark in Iloilo in 2003 is now a fast food giant with over 500 stores nationwide.

Aside from making the Iloilo favorite, chicken inasal (barbecue), famous all over the country, Mang Inasal also popularized the “unlimited rice” concept. It gave hungry Pinoys a chance to have rounds and rounds of rice without paying more.


5. Goldilocks and Chowking




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Goldilocks not only provided us with cakes but with other tasty items as well like their ensaymda.

Images: Left, Goldilocks Facebook Page; Right, Goldilocks Website


Two fast food restaurants made it to number 5 spot: Goldilocks and Chowking.

Goldilocks started out as a small bakeshop in Pasong Tamo in 1966, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Aside from their delectable cakes, they are also known for their selection of Filipino dishes including fresh lumpia (spring rolls), pork barbecue, and dinuguan (pork blood stew). Today, Goldilocks has over 500 stores all over the country and in parts of Asia and the United States and Canada.



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Thanks to Chowking, Chinese fares became more accessible to a lot of Filipinos.

Images: Left, Chowking PH Facebook Page; Right, @chowkingph


Chinese food also became part of our fast food favorites thanks to Chowking. Opened in 1985, it became the first fast food restaurant in the country to serve Chinese fares to the masses. Some of the meals popularized by Chowking include their “lauriat” where you can have a bit of everything in one plate and “chao fan” or stir-fried rice with bits of pork or beef. Chowking now has hundreds of stores in the country and continues to be one of the biggest Chinese-style fast food restaurants in the country.




4. Wendy’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Wendy’s may be American but their Frosty and other meals are well-loved by us Pinoys.

Images: Wendy’s Philippines Facebook Page


On our fourth spot of the best fast food restaurants in the country is Wendy’s. The American hamburger chain started its operations in 1969 in the United States and reached the Philippines in 1982. They became famous for their square-shaped beef patties that hang over the edge of the buns and their signature dessert, Frosty. Even though Wendy’s is famous for a Western menu of burgers and salads, they made sure to touch the Filipino palate by serving various rice meals with viands like lumpiang shanghai and longganisa (sausage).


3. Jollibee

Voter’s comment:
“Because Jollibee offers affordable and delicious meals. What makes them different is that they do not lessen the quantity of their food.”- M



best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

Nothing can beat a good old Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti combo.

Images: Jollibee Facebook Page


On the third spot is a homegrown fast food chain where many love to dine in: Jollibee. It is the biggest, and probably the most beloved, fast food chain in the country to date with over 750 stores in the country and 80 abroad. Jollibee became part of the Filipino culture through its family-friendly stores, heartbreaking commercials, and its signature fried chicken, Chickenjoy. Aside from running our well-beloved Jollibee, Jollibee Foods Corporation or JFC, the company behind the brand, also has major shares in other well-known fast food chains including Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Burger King Philippines, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich Pizza.


2. KFC




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

KFC’s chicken is truly finger lickin’ good.

Images: Left, KFC Facebook Page; Right, @kfcphilippines


On the number two spot of our list is KFC. KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American fast food chain that became famous for its distinctly flavorful fried chicken. The first KFC restaurant was opened in 1950 by Colonel Harland Sanders. In 1966, KFC reached the Philippines and is now one of the biggest fast food chains in the country. Aside from its chicken, we can also thank KFC for their bucket meals as they are the ones who popularized selling chicken by the bucket.


1. McDonald’s




best fast food restaurants Philippines 2018

The top fast food restaurant in the country is…McDonald’s!

Image: McDonald’s Facebook Page


The fast food restaurant that topped our list is McDonald’s. McDonald’s has been in operations since 1940 in the United States, but the chain only set foot in the Philippines in 1981. Although it is an American company, it has made its way into the hearts of the Filipinos with its affordable meals, tear-jerking commercials, and the very memorable slogan “Love Ko ‘To” (I love it).

Today, McDonald’s has become so familiar with Filipinos that we even lovingly call it by a nickname: Mcdo. And with products like Coke McFloat, Shake Shake Fries, and McFlurry, it looks like we’re going to continue loving Mcdo for a very long time.




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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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