The world famous Golden Arches arrived in the Philippines in 1981 when Dr. George T. Yang opened the first-ever McDonald’s restaurant in the country. The historic restaurant still stands on its original location in Morayta, Manila. In 1992, McDonald’s brought its world famous menu items like Big Mac and Fries closer to more Filipinos with the opening of its first stores in Visayas and Mindanao. 35 years since it first arrived in Philippine shores, McDonald's became a 100% Filipino-owned company in 2005—fulfilling its vision to become ‘Una Sa Pamilyang Pinoy’. Today, McDonald’s has grown to become one of the country’s leading fast food chains with more than 480 restaurants nationwide. With President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth S. Yang at the helm, McDonald’s is now a multibillion-Peso company, with over 40,000 employees serving Filipinos all over the Philippines.