Welcome to the future, Philippines.
Facebook user Angel Ambrad shared a post yesterday of the first ever — wait for it — self-ordering kiosk (SOK) in a Philippine McDonald’s.
Ambrad wrote in the post: “Skip the line and choose your McDo meals using the new SELF-ORDERING KIOSK!”
The post now has 2,000 shares, more than 1,000 reactions, and more than 400 comments.
Ambrad, who is a crew trainer at the McDonald’s branch in Madison, San Juan, told Coconuts Manila through a Facebook message that they are the first in the country to have the machine.
She also said that Kenneth Yang, the CEO of McDonald’s Philippines even visited the branch earlier today to test it out.
Ambrad shared that it’s a dual-point ordering system, which means customers can order from the SOK and claim their food from the counter.
Those who have a credit or debit card can place their orders through the machine and pay for it by tapping the card. They can then head straight to the claiming point which has a screen that flashes order numbers ready for pick up.
Those without a credit or debit card can still order through the machine and pay with cash through a counter specifically for SOK transactions.
Netizens were generally amused by the new machine, some even comparing it to those found in other countries.
Ronalyn Pabora-Relos tagged a friend and said in Filipino: “Finally, there’s one in the Philippines. There’s a lot of these in Hong Kong.”
Crizel Valdez wrote: “Wow the Philippines finally had an upgrade.”
“Stepping up their game I SEEEE,” said Eunice Dimla.
Soriano Roxanne urged a friend to go to the branch with her “just to experience” it.
Will you be heading over to this branch to try it out? Leave a comment below or tweet us @CoconutsManila.