Jollibee-Globe deal allows free calls for delivery

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) teamed up to expand the fast food giant's IT and delivery services.

The agreement, announced on Monday, October 2, means that Globe customers will now be able to call Jollibee's delivery hotline #87000 for free through their mobile phones.

JFC also said the partnership ensures easier access and greater reach for areas that have a growing demand for delivery services.

"With this new partnership with Globe Business, we will be able to bring the convenience of one nationwide delivery hotline to more customers. Globe Business is an excellent partner for us since they have a high level of expertise in ICT," said JFC vice president for national business channels Manjie Yap in a statement.

"Nowadays more and more technological innovations are coming out, and of course we are looking forward to maximize this so our customers can benefit more. The 'Hashtag' project is just a start of the many innovations we foresee to improve our service," Yap added.

Beyond the initial partnership with Jollibee, Globe Business also partnered with the other fast food chains that belong to the JFC group of companies.

Globe said it will provide the same service to Burger King's #22222, Greenwich's #55555, Mang Inasal's #71111, and Chowking's #98888.

JFC is currently in the midst of an expansion spree, targeting to open 250 new stores by the end of this year. – Rappler.com