Jollibee eyeing British food chain Pret a Manger – report

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Jollibee is reportedly in talks for a possible $1-billon takeover of British sandwich chain Pret a Manger

STRANGE COMBINATION. Jollibee, homegrown fast food chain popular for its fried chicken and sweet-style spaghetti, is reportedly looking at acquiring Pret A Manger, a British company known for its organic coffee and fresh sandwiches. File image

Jollibee apologizes to 'genderqueer' for discrimination at main office

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Netizens slam Jollibee Food Corp for allegedly discriminating against a member of the LGBT community

WATCH: Rappler Live Jam x Jollibee: Tippy Dos Santos and Curtismith

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:05 PM

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Jul 26, 2017 - 3:15 PM

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Philippines' adult entertainment king wins 'jolli' battle

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The government agency says there was no reason to prohibit the registration of Jolliville which later diversified its business into property management and development

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IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis visits the 1,000th Jollibee store

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Anne takes selfies with the crowd eats some Chickenjoy and hugs the Jollibee mascot at the store opening

IN PHOTOS: Jollibee opens its 1,000th store

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:30 PM

See photos of the 1 000th branch and of Anne Curtis visit

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside Jollibee's 1,000th store

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach joins Jollibee executives at the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of the fast food giant s 1 000th store

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jollibee eyes branches in Toronto, Manhattan and Japan

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The fast food giant is on an expansion spree – with Manhattan and Toronto targeted by the end of the year

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Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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Jollibee to open 1000th store in BGC

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Jollibee says it has allotted P14 billion for capital expenditures in 2017 more than half to be spent on store expansion and renovation

CONTINUE STINGING. On Tuesday, July 4, Jollibee will open its 1000th store in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Screenshot from Jollibee video announcement

WATCH: Brook Lopez is a fan of Jollibee spaghetti

May 29, 2017 - 6:46 PM

The Brooklyn Nets center is partial to the popular sweet style pasta a Filipino favorite

JOLLIBEE FAN. Brook Lopez is a fan of the famous Filipino fast food chain. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jollibee sorry for viral 'Versace on the Floor' dancing video

May 22, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee Foods Corporation says the naughty performance was a deviation from the standard mascot and party guidelines

12 ASEAN brands that have gone global

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some familiar brands in the Southeast Asian region are making their mark around the world

GOING GLOBAL. Take a look at some the regional brands that now have a global presence.

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

Tony and the 'Bee:' First the Philippines, then the world

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Tony Tan Caktiong Chairman and Founder of Jollibee is a true “Bossing” not because he knows how to succeed – but because he knows how to dream big

Jollibee to set foot in Europe

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The Filipino fast food giant plans to open its first Europe store in Italy where around 200 000 Filipinos reside

HELLO, EUROPE! Jollibee has been planning to go to Europe given the growing population of overseas Filipinos and Filipino migrants in that region. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jollibee to continue stinging McDonald's despite labor issues

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:51 PM

At present Jollibee already has 978 stores nationwide while McDonald s has 521 stores

HUNGRY FOR MORE. Jollibee, known for its Chickenjoy fried chicken and sweet spaghetti, tells the Philippine Stock Exchange that the brand expects to maintain significant lead over its key competitor in the coming years. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Gary V and Jollibee have a dance-off to 'Hataw Na'

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Shake it Jollibee

JOLLIBEE AND GARY V. Jollibee and Mr Pure Energy Gary Valenciano dance to 'Hataw Na.' Screengrab from YouTube

Jollibee craves for more stake in Smashburger

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Acquiring more stake in Smashburger will allow Jollibee to take advantage of Americans increasing appetite for upmarket fast food chains

BIGGER BITE. Jollibee says acquisition of stake in Smashburger will make its presence in the US more significant. Rappler file photo

With 340 new stores, Jollibee's net income surges by 24.6%

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Jollibee records the highest number of store opening in a single year in the history of the fastfood firm

FOOD GIANT. Jollibee reports higher earnings for 2016. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Jollibee's 10 most viewed Facebook videos before 'Vow,' 'Crush,' and 'Date'

Feb 13, 2017 - 9:41 PM

The brand s biggest online hits come from 2016 a sign of the growth of digital advertising

ONLINE VIDEOS. The fastfood giant knows a thing or two about making a viral online video. Screenshots from Jollibee/Facebook

Bida ang sawi: Netizens react to Jollibee Valentine's ads

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The name Jollibee becomes the top Twitter trend nationwide

Wanted: Younger farmers in PH

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Faced with a possible workforce gap companies are working with colleges and universities to provide young Filipinos the education needed to succeed in agriculture

BOOST AGRI. The joint venture partners will transform STI College–Tanauan in Batangas to be the initial vehicle for this collaboration. Rappler file photo

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Jan 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

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LOOK: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Jollibee in Winnipeg

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is in Winnipeg for a cross country tour passes by Jollibee s first branch in Canada

TRUDEAU IN JOLLIBEE. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Jollibee in Winnipeg. Photo from the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe candidates play with orphans at Jollibee

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The pageant candidates meet kids cared for by Concordia Children s Services and also try popular meals from fast food chain Jollibee

Jollibee completes 2nd divestment in a month

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The fast food giant says its divestment is in line with the decision to focus on building Yonghe King its largest business in China

IMPORTANT MARKET. Jollibee's China operations has been on a decline due to stiff competition. China is one of the most important overseas markets for Jollibee outside the Philippines. Rappler file photo

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VIRAL: Jollibee helps elderly lady cross the street

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Many netizens find the act adorable posting their praises and admiration for the unknown hero for his selfless deed

A screen grab of the viral video of Jollibee helping an old lady cross the street.

LOOK: Hundreds brave cold as Jollibee opens first store in Canada

Dec 16, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Check out photos from the opening of Jollibee s first store in Canada

FIRST IN CANADA. People brave sub-zero temperatures as they line up during the opening of Jollibee's first Canadian branch. Photo from Jollibee Canada's Facebook page

Jollibee divests from Chow Fun for $1.6M

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The fast food giant says it plans to focus instead on building its larger businesses

IMPORTANT MARKET. Jollibee's China operations has been on a decline due to stiff competition. China is one of the most important overseas markets for Jollibee outside the Philippines. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Jollibee divests in San Pin Wang for P650M

Dec 13, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Jollibee says the divestment is in line with its plan to focus on building its Yonghe King business its largest venture in China

IMPORTANT MARKET. Jollibee's China operations has been on a decline due to stiff competition. China is one of the most important overseas markets for Jollibee outside the Philippines. Rappler file photo

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23 PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth See the highlights here

Jollibee now fully owns China-based Happy Bee Foods

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

With the change in ownership Happy Bee will no longer produce and sell food products to institutions other than Jollibee owned restaurant businesses

BUY OUT. Prior to the acquisition, Jollibee owns 70% interest in Happy Bee, which operates a manufacturing facility in Anhui, China

Jollibee Foods subsidiary to go public in Vietnam by 2019

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Superfoods Group which owns Highlands Coffee and is a franchisee of Hard Rock Cafe is one of the fastest growing joint venture businesses of Jollibee

VIETNAM IPO. Superfoods has an annual sales of $55 million, making it one of the fastest-growing joint venture businesses of Jollibee

Jollibee unveils new adobo flakes burger, halo-halo sundae

May 31, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Adobo flakes with your Yum burger? How about halo halo toppings with your usual sundae? More details here

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Palaro special games athlete electrocuted, rushed to hospital

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:05 AM

4th UPDATE The athlete only suffered mild numbness says an official while the Legazpi City Fire Station is investigating the incident

ELECTRIC SHOCK. Paramedics attend to Pamela Tabastabas who got an electric shock when she tried to go up the Jollibee food cart at Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Jollibee buys out partner in China's Happy Bee

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:41 PM

This is to support the continued growth of its flagship restaurant Yonghe Kong in China its largest food business in that market

BUY OUT. Prior to the acquisition, Jollibee owns 70% interest in Happy Bee, which operates a manufacturing facility in Anhui, China

Jollibee's net income drops 10.4% in 2015

Feb 09, 2016 - 9:18 PM

The drop is caused by higher costs to cover investments for the long term

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Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

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Dec 26, 2015 - 2:25 PM

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Jollibee group eyes additional acquisitions

Nov 23, 2015 - 5:50 PM

One or two more acquisitions could be similar to or bigger than Smashburger its biggest deal yet at nearly 99M

ACQUISITIONS. Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktion (center) says on Monday, November 23, 2015 that apart from acquiring bigger brands, “a start up can be the winning brand in the future."Photo from APEC 2015's Twitter account

What do businessmen expect from APEC 2015?

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Business leaders weigh in on what they expect from the APEC leaders summit in Manila next week

WISH LIST. From strengthening MSMEs to preparing for disasters, business leaders like (from left) Tony Tan Caktion, John Forbes, Joey Concepcion, and Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala voice out issues they hope to be tackled by the APEC leaders.

APEC 2015: How to make economic growth inclusive

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Growing economies in a manner that is quick and equitable is this year s tall order the APEC Business Advisory Council 2015 says

SPREADING PROSPERITY. These world leaders cite their own initiatives to link small players to the supply chain. From left: CEMEX Philippines' Arturo Rodriguez Jalili; PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk Franciscus Welirang; Ayala Corporation's Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala; Banco de la Microempresa's Cesar Vela Bazan; United Nations Development Program's Marcos Athias Neto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

What will the Philippines gain from hosting APEC 2015?

Nov 11, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The APEC Business Advisory Council says larger economies are curious about the country s growth story

ALL EYES. The Philippines becomes the world's biggest stage for a week as it hosts this year's APEC. In the photo are (from left) APEC Business Advisory Council’s Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala,Tony Tan Caktiong, and Guillermo Luz. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Jollibee group earmarks P10.4B to roll out more stores in 2016

Nov 10, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The group also plans to enter UK Canada Italy Malaysia and Oman

EXPANSION. Jollibee CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong says that for 2016, the group aims to accelerate its store network expansion by opening more stores than in 2015. File photo

Jollibee completes 40% acquisition in US-based Smashburger chain

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED The homegrown fastfood giant will get a bigger bite into the 100 billion burger market with its latest acquisition worth nearly 99M

ACQUISITION. JFC says the acquisition of stake in Smashburger will make its presence in the US more significant.

Jollibee group now has 3,000 stores worldwide

Aug 08, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Jollibee Foods Corporation is on track to open at least 200 new stores in one year in the Philippines the first time it will be able to do so

Jollibee, GT Capital in 'Forbes Fab 50 Companies’ list

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:18 PM

For the second time Jollibee Foods Corporation joins the lineup of high performing entrepreneurial blue chips the region’s best of the best the business magazine says