MCDONALD’S Philippines launched “Bike & Dine” facilities in its CM Reto and Clark Gate branches in Pampanga, along with a plan to allow customers to “Ride Thru.”

“We recognize the thousands of [Kapampangans,] especially frontline workers, who have turned to biking as their means of transportation during this unprecedented time,” Margot Torres, managing director of McDonald’s Philippines, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We saw this as an opportunity to provide them a way to enjoy their favorite McDonald’s meals conveniently, while ensuring that their bikes are safe and secure,” she added.

McDonald’s will allow bike-riding customers to “Ride Thru” to order their meals.

Meanwhile, the “Bike & Dine” facility is where cyclists can mount their bikes in racks attached to a ledge, which would also serve as their table, to enjoy their meals.

Ms. Torres was joined by Pampanga Governor Dennis Garcia Pineda and Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio B. Dizon during the ceremonial opening of the facility in the CM Recto store.

McDonald’s said “bike-friendly zone” Clark will be building more bike-related facilities in the future.

Meanwhile, there are now four McDonald’s stores with Bike & Dine facilities, with the other two in McDonald’s Vermosa in Cavite and McDonald’s McKinley West in Taguig.

It plans to roll out the Bike & Dine facilities to more outlets this year.

“We look forward to introducing this innovation to more bike-riding communities, where more customers can enjoy their favorite McDonald’s meals safely and more conveniently,” Ms. Torres said. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte