No More Mountain Dew in KFC Philippines

By | April 10, 2011

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If you’ve been to any KFC Philippines branch lately, you’ll notice that they’ve switched to Coca-Cola products already – which means there’s no more Mountain Dew.

This is sad… well at least for me (and almost everyone I know) because Mountain Dew is my favorite to drink when I’m eating Kentucky Fried Chicken.

According to a friend who works for KFC Philippines, Coke was able to buy out the contract of Pepsi as beverage partner for Kentucky Fried Chicken Philippines – thus the change.

Oh well – that’s their business decision. But personally, I wish they’d bring back Mountain Dew or at least, offer Mountain Dew’s local rival, the Coke-product – Mello Yello.

In the meantime, I’m drinking iced tea in KFC. 😛

How about you? Do you drink Mountain Dew when you eat in KFC? So what are you drinking now?

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Photo credit: Thomas Hawk



15 thoughts on “No More Mountain Dew in KFC Philippines

  1. Elizabeth

    I hear you! I love drinking Mountain Dew while eating KFC!

    Let’s try to get it back! Just click my name and join the Facebook community I made. 😀

  2. Fitz Post author

    Haha. I knew I was not alone. Thanks Elizabeth!

    Btw, I joined and suggested it to some of my friends too. Let’s see if the community grows. 😀

  3. gita

    i just wish that consumers would have all the choices available to them and that it wouldn’t have to be just pepsi-products or just coke-products they have.
    love your blog… ive just recently followed this. 🙂

  4. GensanBoy

    Ay ganun. .this is not good. There are only a few places where you can get mountain dew, nabawasan pa. Also Mello Yello is not that easy to find. I was even laughed by my peers when I was looking for one. Hahaha.

  5. Vera

    Really? I didn’t know they’ve made the switch already. Come to think of it, I think I already had Coke the last time I was in a KFC store. I just didn’t realize it. I’m not a big fan of Mountain Dew but I do enjoy it from time to time.

    this is the first time I’m hearing of Mello Yello!

  6. fencho

    I was shocked when i saw coke’s logo.. i had to look again. Too bad, everything was perfect with Mountain Dew. Thanks for your blog =)

  7. Laney

    Me too I love Coke but I just want KFC with mountain dew I don’t know they seem to be a perfect match.

  8. elushies

    I told the cashier when I realized that they didn’t have mountain dew anymore that some people eat at kfc because of mountain dew, they’re a pecfect match.

  9. Jacob

    Im an american but ive lived in Manila for almost 3 and a half years now. Ive probably eaten at KFC more than 50 times here at many different branches. I was deeply saddened when I found out that KFC changed their entire drink line to coke without offering Mtn Dews counterpart – Mello Yellow. Its not as good, but its at least a citrus soda.

    As far as I see, Filipinos LOVE Mtn. Dew. I see it sold everywhere at tindahans in every province ive been to, even in Basilan!!!!

    The best thing I can think of is every time I order for Delivery or Dine In, I just let the manager of every branch know that I will not be purchasing a drink, and you will lose business because I will just get a free water. I dont want a dark syrupy soda like coke with my chicken. Strange i know, but thats the power of corporations. They build a connection between things like FrenchFries-Burger or Pancakes-Coffee or CHICKEN-MOUNTAIN DEW.

    Its not my fault that ive fallen in love with their combo.

    One last comment…KFC tends to change their menu every month. I asked for some of the old rice/toping bowls and they always switch those out, and the new twisters are changing now, they no longer offer the one that had pepperoni in it, now its just fish or bacon cheese. Ive noticed major product changes happening in the last year…and I just always tell them that I come to KFC to get the products the used to sell, and if they dont want to sell them anymore, then dont expect repeat customers.

    Unfortunately, the Philippine side of KFC doesnt really care that much and just continues to change everything at a very rapid pace.

    Well…sayang they lost the traditional values of the REAL KFC which for most of the employees there that probably dont even realize, started in Louisville KY. I have EATEN there. They would be ashamed if they heard of all this. Somehow the disconnect from home company to outsourced allows this sort of product change.

    Can you imagine of Jolibee stopped selling the Chicken joy? Or if McDo stopped having a Big Mac? I would not only boycott, I would walk into every McDo I pass by and complain!

    Tell every manager at KFC that you want Pepsi products. Its about the customers di ba? 🙂

    Anyway, maybe im crazy but I go to 711 to buy a Mt. Dew before I go to KFC, and I eat KFC at least once or twice a week. THeir new chicken tower burger ROCKS….I told them, if you take away this product, I will cry. hehehehe

  10. Nick

    Mountain Dew has a lot more caffeine than Coke, I think more than twice as much. That probably explains why you like it so much – low-level addiction.

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