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    Wednesday, March 29, 2017-9:17:52P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

McDonald’s Saipan celebrates 24 years of making smiles

FOR 24 years, McDonald’s continues to reach out to community by supporting organizations, whose core mission is to help and promote people’s well-being.

Joe Ayuyu Jr., McDonald’s general manager in Saipan, said they wanted to give back to the community and assist these organizations that help promote active and healthy lifestyles, education, as well as help women and children.

“We cater to families and to children. We are involved in little leagues and sports events to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage the community to stay active,” he said.

McDonald’s, according to Ayuyu, is very committed to providing a range of options to customers.

He said as costumers become more health conscious, McDonald’s Saipan offers them     healthy options with their meals.

“For example, in our value meal, if they don’t like French fries, they can opt for side salad. We also provide calorie information for every food that we serve,” he said.

The commitment of McDonald’s to promote and support a healthy lifestyle has made Ayuyu decide to opt for more healthy ingredients.

“In our meals, we have 100 percent beef, we have 100 percent all-white meat chicken and no preservatives. We don’t want to put in our meal the ingredients that are hard to read that only the scientists can understand,” he said, adding the idea is the product of listening to their customers, who most of them requested to include more natural ingredients in McDonalds’ meals.

Ayuyu said they are currently serving the iconic Big Mac in three sizes: Grand Mac, Big Mac and Mac Jr. for over a month now but only for a limited time.

McDonald’s Saipan also plans to introduce ten new lines of sandwich that are now available in the U.S. mainland.

“We will introduce those lines two at a time. Our plan is to introduce Signature Crafted Sandwich, where you can choose you own bun, sauce, sweet barbeque or creamy Dijon, and choose what protein you want, either chicken or beef,” he said.

McDonald’s Saipan is also taking part in the popular sustainable movement.

Ayuyu said their packaging is 100 percent recyclable, including the napkins, coffee cups, and the boxes.

McDonald’s Saipan general manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. says their employees are always ready to serve their customers.  Photo by Emmanuel Erediano

“We want to be a good neighbor — a socially responsible neighbor, who takes part in taking care of the environment,” he said.

For Ayuyu, being 24 years in the business is considered an achievement and a success.

“Of course, we wouldn’t succeed without the support of our loyal employees who are always on their feet to serve our customers,” he said.

Tomorrow, McDonald’s will celebrate its anniversary by offering for a minimum purchase of $24 worth of meals, the customer will receive a free special edition of McDonald’s Tumblr.

For children, they will get a special Happy Meal reusable cup for $0.50 when they buy a happy meal.

Marcia Ayuyu, owner and operator of McDonald’s, thanked the community for their continued patronage. She said the company also participated in some major events that have made a large impact in the community.

“We began hosting school events, including McTeacher’s Night. We’ve also donated to the schools over the 24 years that we’ve been in business. We’ve brought Ronald McDonald to Saipan during one of our past anniversaries, giving kids the opportunity to meet a character that they’ve seen in commercial,” she said.

“We’ve also made major donations to organizations that directly help the people in the community, like the American Red Cross and others,” she noted.

For Mable Ayuyu, executive assistant to Marcia, 24 years of being in the business marks the success of not just the company, but also the staff and crew of McDonald’s who tirelessly serve the customers.

Marcia pointed out the contributions to the success of McDonald’s in Saipan, including the community, who helped them grow their business.

“Our employees are another part of our success. I can’t thank my employees enough for believing in our company. Our vendors are so important to us too because when we need things, like produce, they help us and really go out of their way to provide us the goods that we need,” Marcia added.

“When you visit us at McDonald’s, you are helping us support education, support sporting events that keep our kids active, support non-profit organizations that provide humanitarian services to our community. We thank you for supporting the brand McDonald’s and our McDonald’s restaurants,” Mable concluded.

For General information about McDonald’s of Saipan, visit www.jcamcd.com or for questions on its anniversary special, contact the McDonald’s of Saipan office at 235-8761 or e-mail admin@jcamcd.com.