Broke but need food delivered? Check out these restaurants that accept credit card payments and delivery

There was a time when I had no cash. I was stressed and yearning for comfort food. I have a credit card but I couldn’t afford the time to go out.

Unfortunately, not all restaurants in the Philippines accept credit card payments yet. What’s even hard to find are restaurants that offer delivery and accept credit card payments.

I tried to Google “delivery restaurant credit card payment” and it was a bit hard to find all the information I need. For the convenience of those who have been on the tough spot like me, here’s a list of comfort food restaurants that accept credit card payments:

1. Army Navy

Are you looking for some comfort food? Army Navy is a (Filipino owned) Mexican restaurant that offers delivery within Metro Manila. Unfortunately, not all branches offer this service. But if you live nearby the business districts, chances are they can accommodate your location.

You can order through the TwoAnyone website or by calling their hotline. You can also check out their menu here.

Don’t know what to order? I would recommend their Tapsilog, Steak Burrito and of course, Cheese Quesadillas!

Army Navy accepts credit payments through their mobile Point of Sale terminal (POS).

Delivery hotline: (632) 333-3131

2. Subway 

Busy day and need to eat while walking around the office? Get a sub!

Subway offers delivery in 750+ barangays in Metro Manila. You can order directly from their website www.subtogo.ph or their hotline 287-7777. They even offer 24/7 delivery! Minimum order is Php 650 and delivery charge is 10%.

If you prefer picking up your sub from their branch, they also accept advance orders so you can simply pick up your sandwich when you arrive at their branch.

My recommended sub is their Subway Melt ❤. Check out Subway’s menu here.

Subway also accepts credit payments through their mobile Point of Sale terminal (POS).

3. Shakey’s

Shakey's App

If you had a rough day and don’t want any further inconvenience then it’s time to order from Shakey’s.

Everyone wants to get free pizza. But if you can’t get that, what you get instead is guaranteed convenient and fast service. You can also order from them in many ways:

Online website: www.shakeyspizza.ph
Shakey’s Mobile App (download it from the Google Playstore or the App Store)
Shakey’s hotline: 77-777

How convenient is that?

You can pay by credit card through the app, their website or through the POS terminal. Minimum order is Php 300 and if you want to send some Shakey’s love to your friends or family through their Padala service, the minimum order is Php 500.

4. McDonald’s

The all time favorite junk food. Fast and easy.

If you just really, really want to have some of that fries and get a simple yet satisfying-enough burger and chicken, get it fast through their delivery website: www.mcdonalds.com.ph/mcdelivery. There is no minimum order required. Their delivery charge is fixed Php 40 and your food should arrive in 30-45 minutes.

Fortunately, I have never experienced a late delivery from them so I don’t know if they offer a Gift certificate for late deliveries. Their competitor, Jollibee offers a Php 100 Gift certificate if the rider is late.

They only accept credit card payments through their website but not through the delivery hotline.

Hotline: 8-6236 or 8-MCDO.

5. Yellow Cab 

Similar to Shakey’s, Yellow Cab offers convenient delivery service, but it’s just a little more expensive. But once in a while, you can really get sick of the same flavors. Yellow Cab can offer a different taste for your palate.

Aside from Pizza, they also have pasta and other sides (chicken wings, potato wedges and baked potato halves – very delicious!)

You can order online through their website www.yellowcabpizza.com or by calling their punned hotline 789-9999.

They offer delivery in Metro Manila with a 10% delivery charge. Minimum order is Php 300.

They accept online credit card payments through PesoPay or credit card on delivery through mobile POS.

I’m sure there are a few other restaurants there that accept credit card and offer delivery aside from these 5. But so far, these 5 restaurants are the ones I rely on to satisfy my cravings during rainy days.

If you know any other restaurants that accept credit card payments and offer delivery service as well, please leave them in the comments so our readers can have more options.

Piece of advice though: If you are using your credit card the first time to order food online, be cautious of some restaurants that cannot deliver on time (such as Greenwich). You DO NOT want to pay for food that will arrive in your doorstep after 2-3 hours after having to call them numerous time to chase up the food that you have already paid for.

The 5 Demonstrations of Our Dogs’ Unconditional Love

How Dogs Love and How We Should Love Our Family and Our Better Half

They always say that our dogs give us “unconditional love”.

What does that really mean anyway?

For most of you, readers who have a dog, I’m sure you have experienced a dog’s unconditional love first hand. But let’s pinpoint each part and example of how our dogs show us their unconditional love.

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What is unconditional love? How do dogs show us this unconditional love?

Here are just 5 of them:

1. Dogs are never jealous.

Dogs don’t care if you have a new boyfriend/girlfriend. They won’t give a damn if you have a new crush or if that guy/gal across the street smiled at you. They are never jealous. Instead, when they feel your happiness, they just feel happy, too. When your heart starts to beat faster, they get excited, too.

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2. Dogs will never, ever demand for your time.

Just like all animals, taking after Mother Nature, they possess an exemplary amount of patience. They will not get angry and demand for your time. Instead, they will sit next to you while you are doing whatever you have to do, or look at you with cute, irresistible eyes, which probably means support coming from them or a simple “You can do it, boss!” message.

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3. Dogs will never meddle with your own business.

Of course, they will never do that, because they can’t understand our daily lives’ mundane issues. They will never tell you what you should do with your life. They will never make a decision for you that you are totally against of. They will never force you to do something you don’t want to do. Instead, they will be with you and show you their support through their cute eyes and kisses.

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4. Dogs will always give you space.

Just like us, dogs need space, too. They understand the concept of self-preservation very well. On the contrary, numerous owners don’t know about this. We, humans usually unknowingly cross the line that is exactly why we get bitten by a barking dog – we don’t understand that barking and showing of teeth means “back off”.

Then again, our dogs will always give us space. One simple message is easy for them to understand. You will just see them lie down farther from you, look at you once in a while to see if you’re okay, and wait for you to come around.

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5. Dogs don’t keep grudges.

Like Cesar Millan says, “Dogs live in the now”. Dogs won’t keep a grudge if you hit them because they peed on the floor or because you forgot to feed them or forgot. It does not matter if, in the past, you got mad accidentally broke their leg permanently for throwing them in the air and failing to catch them. They won’t keep that anger in their heart for longer than a second. Whatever you did in the past does not matter. Regardless if you did not say sorry before, regardless if you did not regret it, when you approach them again they will continue to give you’re their unconditional love. Yes, they will be a little fearful at first but once you show them that you mean no harm, they will let you pet them again.

Our families may be just like dogs in this aspect, in a way, as they will always forgive us. However, dogs will not only always forgive us. They will also forget it ever happened and never mention it again (because they can’t really mention it).

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Like the title sub-title says, this is the ideal treatment we ought to give (and hopefully, receive) to our family members, our better halves and the important people in our lives – unconditional love.

If we do so, there is no assurance that they will love you more in return. There is no assurance that they will appreciate you more. There is not even an assurance that they will notice it. Nevertheless, if you know what you are doing, if you, just like your dogs, wholeheartedly love those people in your lives, you will be able to have an unmeasurable amount of happiness and fulfillment, just like our dogs do.

10 Good Restaurants that Offer Food Delivery in Metro Manila

For my first frequently Googled question that remains unanswered:

What are the good restaurants that offer food delivery service in  Metro Manila?

My coworkers and I usually order food on pay day. We usually eat dinner together in the office so we like to order food from the same restaurant. We don’t like order food from fast food chains as we can easily buy from fast food restaurants anytime.

Every pay day, our question to ourselves is “What should we order?”

Our options have become redundant. We often end up ordering from Shakey’s, Amber’s, and sometimes, even Chowking (because that’s the only fast food resto that’s not in our vicinity.

Last pay day, one of my coworkers and I came up with a list of 10 (not ranked). Sadly, we lost that list after one use. So now, I’m blogging about this for our future reference, and for others who also have a hard time deciding what to eat.

1. Amber’s

Yes, it’s on the list. We love Amber’s cheese pichi pichi. All my colleagues discovered how delicious and cheesy their spaghetti is when I bought one large winnow for them on my birthday. It’s really cheesy.

So now we have more options to buy from Amber’s aside from their yummy barbecue and pichi pichi. You’ll prolly be full with about 150 php budget.

The difficult thing about ordering from Amber’s is that their estimated delivery time is about 2 hours. And most of their dishes require a certain minimum number of orders.😦

I’m not sure about the minimum amount required for delivery, but it must be about 500 php.

Delivery Hotline: (02) 844-8888, (02) 533-1111, (02) 862-0000, (02) 372-2222

2. Shakey’s 

Thanks to Shakey’s wholesome combo meals, it’s easy to take my colleagues orders.

The most famous one is their Bunch of Lunch, which costs about 150 php. It includes quite a small portion of spaghetti, 1 slice of garlic bread, a slice of Hawaiian pizza, a piece of chicken, 2 pcs of Mojos, and some gravy (Yes, I’ve already memorized it! I didn’t Google their menu!)

Their thin crust pizza are also delicious but order one regular pizza is too much for one lady, so we often pair up and share an order of pizza.

Their minimum amount required per order is 300 php.

Plus factor: Online Order Form Available.
Delivery Hotline: 77-777

3. Army Navy

Their burgers and burritos are great. Their Freedom fries are good. Quite pricey, in my opinion. What I love the most from Army Navy is their Cheese Quesadillas! I love cheese!

Like I said, their food is pricey. For one burger-fries meal, you’d have to spend about 300-400 php. So their minimum amount required per food delivery must be about 500 php as well.

Delivery Hotline: (02) 519-9999

4. Chef d’ Angelo

This one came up in our list as we try to go for 10 choices. We haven’t really tried their delivery service, but I love their pasta and pizza. A budget of 200-300 php is prolly good for 1 or 2 persons.

According to their site, their minimum amount required is 500 php. That should be easy to reach on a pay day.

Delivery Hotline: (02) 645-9055

5. Andok’s Litson 

Most Andok’s Litson branches don’t offer food delivery service, but I recently discovered that there is an Andok’s Litson offering food delivery service in our vicinity. We should try this soon.

They have delicious, juicy chicken. For about 200-300 php, you can share one whole chicken with your office buddies.

It’s not a very good idea to buy their rice, I think. So we’ll probably buy rice from 7-11, or whichever is cheaper.

Delivery Hotline: 87878

6. North Park

I’ve loved North Park since I tried their Fookien Rice with Mushroom Sauce and their nice and cripsy Fresh Lapu Lapu Fillet.

Their noodles are also great and are most ideal for single serving orders. For about 200 php, you can have a very satisfactory meal.

Their minimum amount per order is 200 php.

Plus factor: Online Order Form Available.
Delivery Hotline: 73737

7. Teriyaki Boy

Obviously, their Chicken Teriyaki is their specialty. The sauce is great. They also have other Japanese food like Tonkatsu, sushi, sashimi, etc. A single person’s meal cost about 250-300php.

I’m not sure about their minimum order or delivery charge though.

Delivery Hotline: (02) 637-0624, (02) 637-0623

8. Max’s Restaurant

Max’s Restaurant’s signature dish is their fried chicken. They also have combo meals ranging from 150-250 php. But if you want to eat together with your coworkers or with your family fiesta style, you’d better order one whole chicken.😀

Their required minimum amount of order is 500 php.

Plus factor: Online Order Form Available.
Delivery Hotline: 7-9000

9. Yellow Cab

Pizzzzzza… The cheese the overflows on the doe. And the oil that’s not good for our healthy but makes the pizza look sooo good. Mmm.

For a group of about 4 people, it’s great to order a 14-inch pizza. Giving each person 2 slices each. Costing each person about 150-180 php.

Their minimum order amount is 300, so if you are alone or in a couple, a 10-inch pizza is good enough to reach the minimum amount.

They have a 10% delivery charge.

Plus factor: Online Order Form Available.
Delivery Hotline: 789-9999

10. Buddy’s

Famous for their Pancit Lucban. Their Tapsilog and barbecue is very good, too. For about 100 php you can eat a good meal. And for a bout 150 php, you can order a winnow of Pancit good for 2-3 people.

Their minimum required order is 300 php.

Delivery Hotline: (02) 637-3296, (02) 637-3297

To remove bias, my friends and I usually draw lots or take a poll on what restaurant we’ll order from on pay day. We’ll be sure to refer back to this list again.🙂