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Monday, December 5, 2011

[La Trinidad] Mission Failed at McDonald's La Trinidad, Benguet

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11 Palagutom Comments
"I was actually hesitant if I will be publishing this post or not because it was a failure on my part but I realized, I have also to share these things to learn from our mistakes and for others to know also what to avoid or not."

Yes, I have been reassuring my readers that all single meals featured in this blog is below 100 pesos or less than 2 dollars. But with my recent trip to La Trinidad, Benguet, my extreme hunger due to a tiring walking tour in the town has made me so exhausted that I wasn't able to decide well and just had to order a food that is easy to wait and that's why I failed with my mission this day. 

McDonald's La Trinidad Benguet with the Mountains at the back

With my goal of featuring "sulit" foods in the country on a lower price, it is my first time to fail for this blog.

I was actually hesitant if I will be publishing this post or not because it was a failure on my part but I realized, I have also to share these things to learn from our mistakes and for others to know also what to avoid or not.

In fact, I was on a travel challenge for myself by traveling to 3 provinces for 1 day in looking for great yet cheap foods. 

For that day, I ventured to Benguet, La Union and Candon City (in Ilocos Sur). I have to maximize my time.

But as I was doing a walking tour in La Trinidad, Benguet, I got so tired and exhausted. I was able to see a McDonald's branch in La Trinidad where I have eaten my lunch.

I ordered a chicken and a spaghetti in one worth 106 pesos and that was 7 pesos more than the goal. I supposed not to include any drinks but the crew has told me that whether or not I will claim the drinks, the prize is still the same.

So to be fair on my part, I just took the softdrinks although I have no plans to drink that.

I think not giving you a chance to exclude soft drinks in your meal for a lesser price is very unfair. Although it is a combo meal, the customer must always have the chance to exclude what he wants as long as the item is a totally different product.

That's why I blame McDonald's for this (sorry, Haha) because I have failed for this mission. If the prize of the soft drinks should have been subtracted even for only 7 pesos, I should have triumphed for the 99 pesos. Sadly, that was the rule of this fastfood branch.


 In fact, I have begged the crew to just cancel the order and purchase a cheaper meal but the crew just told me that she has already entered it at the cash registry.

Well, the golden arch in this part of La Trinidad in Benguet has just taught me a lesson.

So next time I'll be going to fast foods like McDonald's better think 7X even you are hungry or else you'll be financially damaged like me who is a budget eater.
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Location:
McDonald's
La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

Mission Status:
Mission Failed at 106 pesos (more than 2 dollars)

11 Palagutom Comments:

IamDP said...

now that is weird... siguro tinamad lang yung cashier magpa void.... kase you can buy naman a la carte diba? hmmmm ......

Super Stu said...

lesson: if you're looking for budget meals, don't go to a fastfood restaurant.

Allen said...

" In fact, I have begged the crew to just cancel the order and purchase a cheaper meal but the crew just told me that she has already entered it at the cash registry." <-- This is nonsense. They can always reverse the orders (need manager's keycard to swipe into the POS) but they were just lazy to do so. :)

PALAGUTOM said...

@SuperStu. I think fastfoods are still my bet when I am looking for budget meal like Jollibee's 39ers, McDo's McSavers and Chowking's Chorizo rice. The case in here was the cashier just refused my request to cancel the meal when I mistakenly picked the expensive menu thinking there are cheaper ones. :-)

Anyway, still a lesson being so exhausted for a walking tour that day.

michi said...

fast food chains are no longer cheap, but i disagree with the crew, he or she can still cancel your order.

PALAGUTOM said...

@IamDp
Tama, and come to think of it, nagmamadali siyang kunin ang order ko that's why I was so pressured to pick and not able to think (given that I was also very hungry and extremely tired)
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@Allen
I agree, the lady was really lazy, she wasn't even approachable.
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@michi
You are right, tamad lang siguro talaga to manage such stuation.

morion said...

Hahaha pareho tau ng naxperience pagkakaiba lng group meal order q ayaw pumayag nung cashier n tanggalin ung drinks, kc d dw pwede taz nag aproch ung manager nagcomplain aq bt indi pwede,,, un pla ung cashier lng ayaw;)

Jessica said...

it's amazing, accidentally napunta ako sa page na ito... it's nice also to learn from your post ;)

hehe, talagang naka-post pa kung sino ung counter person that time.. hehe... i knew her, she is my co-crew at McDonald's La Trinidad. what if ako naman ang hindi nagustuhan ng cutomer ang service, siyempre pangalan ko din ang madidilikado. hehehe

pwede naman mag-void or cancel, baka natakot lang, "cash handling" matter... hindi naman siguro tinatamad. as a crew on my part, we want also what is good for the customers, pero sometimes, ndi talaga maiwasan ang sumablay, ang magkamali, ang ndi pagkakaintindihan ng customer at ng crew.... :)

it's good i have red your post :) thanks for posting....

M e k i said...

i think that you have the right to cancel your orders. their managers can do something about wrong orders just like in grocery stores.

in my experience, i would insists to change or cancel my orders especially when i only bring an exact amount (that's me! haha).

joanna marie macajito said...

im from la trinidad po... and if im not mistaken, pwde nyo nman po sbhin sa cashier na ung meal na wlang drink... it will cost you much cheaper...

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