Fast Food Delivery in GCQ: What Restaurants are Open?

Published: September 4, 2020 | Updated: September 30, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Lifestyle


Fast Food Delivery in GCQ and MGCQ | Moneymax

Fast food delivery is, fortunately, one of the few things we still get to enjoy even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although preparing your meals at home is cheaper and healthier, you just have to order your fast food favorites when you’re too busy or lazy to cook.

Need a quick work-from-home meal as you’re rushing to meet deadlines? Want to treat yourself on your cheat day? Craving some comfort food? Simply order food from the restaurant and have it delivered to you. It’s more convenient and safer than dine-in and takeout.

Good news for early birds, night owls, and those with late-night food cravings: the 24/7 delivery services of fast food chains are back in Metro Manila under the general community quarantine or GCQ.

Do you live in a GCQ or MGCQ area? Take your pick from these delivery options from the top fast food chains in the Philippines[1].

Fast Food Delivery Services in GCQ and MGCQ

Jollibee

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Delivery hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

How to order: 

  • Jollibee Delivery hotline: #87000
  • Website: www.jollibeedelivery.com (for orders worth PHP 3,300 and below)
  • Jollibee official app
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood

Minimum food purchase: PHP 200

Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards (through online payment or upon delivery), PayMaya

McDonald’s

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Delivery hours:

  • Breakfast: 3:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
  • Regular menu: 10:21 a.m. to 3:49 a.m.
  • 24-hour delivery service at select McDo branches[2]

How to order: 

  • McDelivery hotline: 8888-6236 (Metro Manila)
  • Delivery hotlines in areas outside Metro Manila[2]
  • McDelivery website: www.mcdelivery.com.ph
  • McDelivery PH official app
  • McDo Facebook Messenger: m.me/McDo.ph
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood and Foodpanda

Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards, online banking, PayMaya

KFC

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Delivery hours: 9 a.m. until 1 hour before closing time[3]

How to order: 

  • KFC Delivery hotline: 88-87-88-88 (Metro Manila) or #887-8888 (outside Metro Manila)
  • Call 370-1253 (for orders above PHP 2,000)
  • KFC Delivery website: kfc.com.ph
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood and Foodpanda

Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards, PayMaya

Notes for KFC fast food delivery:

  • KFC has temporarily suspended the 30-minute guaranteed delivery time due to COVID-19.
  • For direct orders through KFC Delivery, there’s a PHP 49 fixed delivery fee and PHP 2,000 maximum order.
  • For orders to be delivered to a condo or building, the package can be claimed only at the building entrance or lobby.

Read more: Affordameals Under P150: Cheap Food Delivery Options in the Metro

Chowking

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Delivery hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How to order: 

  • Chowking Delivery hotline: #9-88-88
  • Chowking Delivery website: www.chowkingdelivery.com
  • Facebook Messenger: m.me/chowkingph
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood

Minimum food purchase: PHP 200

Payment options: Cash and credit/debit cards

Note: Chowking’s fast food delivery services are available only within Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, and Cebu.

Mang Inasal

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Operating hours: Varies per branch[4]

How to order: 

  • Mang Inasal delivery hotline: #7-3333 (available until September 14, 2020 only)
  • Mang Inasal direct store numbers[4]
  • Facebook Messenger: m.me/MangInasalPhilippines (for select Metro Manila and Luzon stores only)
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood, and other food delivery apps based in the provinces

Greenwich

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Delivery hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How to order: 

  • Greenwich delivery hotline: #5-55-55 (toll-free for Globe and TM subscribers)
  • Greenwich direct store numbers[5]
  • Website: www.greenwichdelivery.com (for orders worth PHP 2,500 and below)
  • Greenwich Barkada Messenger: m.me/GreenwichPizza
  • Text “G” to 0905-88-55555 (for Globe subscribers) / 0919-88-55555 (for Smart subscribers)
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood

Minimum food purchase: PHP 200 (for orders through Greenwich website) / PHP 300 (for orders through Messenger)

Maximum food purchase: PHP 2,500 (for orders through Messenger)

Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards (Visa/Mastercard/JCB), PayMaya

Shakey’s

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Operating hours: Varies per branch[6], with select stores open 24 hours

How to order: 

  • Shakey’s delivery hotline: 7777-7777 or #77-777 (toll-free for Globe and TM subscribers)
  • Shakey’s direct store numbers[6]
  • Website: www.shakeyspizza.ph
  • Facebook Messenger: m.me/ShakeysPH
  • Shakey’s SuperApp
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood and Foodpanda

Minimum food purchase: PHP 300 (for yourself) / PHP 500 (for another person)

Payment options: Cash, credit/debit cards (Visa/Mastercard/JCB), AsiaPay, PayPal

Notes for Shakey’s fast food delievery:

  • Shakey’s “If It’s Late, It’s Free” policy has resumed in GCQ areas.
  • For orders PHP 3,000 and above, provide a photo of your valid ID and your credit card (showing only the first six and last four digits of your card number).

Read more: Foodpanda vs GrabFood: Which Food Delivery Service is Better?

Pizza Hut

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Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

How to order: 

  • Pizza Hut delivery hotline: 8911-11-11
  • Pizza Hut direct store numbers[7]
  • Website: www.pizzahut.com.ph
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood

Minimum food purchase: PHP 300

Payment options: Credit/debit cards (Visa/Mastercard), GCash Mastercard, PayMaya

Notes:

  • Pizza Hut’s 30-minute guarantee is currently waived.
  • A 50% down payment is required for single delivery transactions of PHP 5,000 and above.
  • For direct orders from the store, a PHP 49 fixed delivery fee will be charged.

Burger King

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Delivery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How to order: 

  • Burger King delivery hotline: #2-22-22
  • Website: BKDelivery.com.ph
  • Burger King Philippines Facebook Messenger: m.me/burgerkingph
  • Food delivery apps: GrabFood, Foodpanda, LalaFood

7 Tips for Fast Food Delivery in GCQ

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Here are some tips to help make your fast food delivery safer, cheaper, and more convenient.

1. Limit Your Physical Contact

Social distancing is an effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here’s how to observe that when receiving your fast food orders:

  • Choose a contactless payment method instead of cash that gets passed on to different people.
  • Prepare the exact payment if you can pay only in cash.
  • As much as possible, avoid meeting the rider in person. If you have to do it for cash payment, make sure to wear a face mask.
  • When booking fast food delivery, request the rider to leave the package at your door or in the lobby. Leave a chair or table outside your house where the food can be placed.

Related: How Contactless Payments Work and How It Can Help Us Today

2. Discard the Packaging Immediately

Although there’s no evidence of COVID-19 transmission through eating food, you can be exposed by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose[8]. The coronavirus can survive for 72 hours on plastic and 24 hours on cardboard or paper.

So avoid using disposable utensils that come with fast food delivery packages. Better yet, do away with utensils when ordering fast food.

As soon as you receive your order, transfer the food to your own plates and bowls and then dispose of the packaging. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before you eat.

3. Provide Clear Delivery Instructions

Incorrect, incomplete, and delayed food deliveries aren’t always the rider’s fault. These could be also because instructions from customers lack details. When ordering food, be sure to leave clear instructions so that the rider can get your orders right and can easily locate your home.

4. Don’t Order at the Last Minute

Depending on the location of the nearest fast food restaurant, expect to wait around 30 minutes to an hour or more for your order. Order as early as possible—at least an hour ahead before your lunchtime or snack time.

5. Avoid Booking During Peak Times

Peak periods—such as 12 p.m. when people have lunch, 3 p.m. when people eat merienda, and weekends—are the busiest times for fast food restaurants. If you want to have your meals delivered faster, book at off-peak hours.

6. Choose the Best Fast Food Delivery Service

Generally, ordering directly from restaurants will save you more money than booking through third-party food delivery apps. Food prices and delivery fees are cheaper when you order through the fast food chain’s own delivery service.

However, third-party delivery services aren’t bad at all. In fact, food delivery apps are very useful for when you can’t book directly from restaurants (as not all fast food branches have their own delivery service). GrabFood, for instance, lets you order as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 12 a.m. during the GCQ.

To save money, compare the delivery fees that different food delivery apps charge each time you order.

When your favorite fast food chain isn’t available in any food delivery app, you can book through a pabili service that enables you to have a delivery rider to go to the restaurant, order food, and bring it to you.

Read more: Hungry? Try These Convenient Food Delivery Apps Today!

7. Take Advantage of Fast Food Delivery Promos

Because of the increasing demand for food delivery these days, credit card providers and food delivery companies offer a lot of promos to customers who order fast food. Find out which deals you qualify for, so you can save money each time you order fast food delivery.

Final Thoughts

The pandemic may not have put fast food delivery to a halt this GCQ, but it certainly has changed the way we buy meals. For one, there are more ways to order food now. Aside from calling delivery hotlines, customers can now book through the fast food restaurant’s website, app, or Facebook Messenger, as well as third-party food delivery services.

But the downside is the long waiting time. With shortened operating hours and reduced workforce, fast food chains are struggling to keep up with the surge in demand for deliveries. Customers have to be more patient, kind, and understanding with fast food delivery staff in these tough times.

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