|Type||Fast food restaurant|
|Owner||Jollibee Foods Corporation|
|Introduced||January 28, 1978|
Jollibee is a fast-food chain brand in the Philippines. Jollibee has over 1,200 branches around the world. The restaurant mainly sells fried chicken and hamburgers. The company has 270 international branches in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Jollibee is also the name of the mascot of the brand, who is a red bee.
History[change | change source]
Jollibee started out in Manila in the late 1970s, and by the mid 1980s, they were dominating the local market. Jollibee opened their first international branch in Singapore in 1984 and their first US location in Daly City, California in 1988. There are now over 1,200 Jollibee locations world-wide, mostly in areas with a large Filipino population. Jollibee was started by Tony Tan Caktiong, the son of immigrants from southeast China, who rose from humble beginnings to become self-made billionaire and Jollibee, a fast-food brand recognized world-wide, has become a Filipino success story.