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New Jollibee Petron SLEX Southbound store is leveling up its customer experience

Jan 15, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Jollibee’s 1200th store is innovating with a dual-lane drive-thru, food conveyor belts, self-order kiosks, cashless transactions, and much more

Jollibee shares drop after news of Coffee Bean acquisition

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee's stock price goes down by 8% on Wednesday, July 24, and closes at P251, its lowest since October 2018

Jollibee to acquire Coffee Bean for $350 million

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong says the deal will bring Jollibee 'closer to its vision to be one of the top 5 restaurant companies in the world in terms of market capitalization'

Mang Inasal: where ‘solb’ eaters feast

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mang Inasal’s 500th store showcases a design that considers customer convenience, production efficiency, and an aesthetic sense that gives a provincial, homey grillery vibe

IN PHOTOS: Jollibee opens in Manhattan, New York

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The famous bee’s first store in Manhattan has got Chickenjoy fanatics in NYC buzzing

McDonald’s Philippines Launches “Go Hire Day”

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Food service giant harnesses the opportunity to boost local employment brought by continuous growth and expansion

Where’s our Coca-Cola? Fast food chains still offer iced tea

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) Coca-Cola FEMSA clarifies, saying it is 'optimistic' it will stabilize the supply of Coke Original taste 'in the next few weeks'

WATCH: What was it like to work a fast food counter in the ‘80s?

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Three former McDonald's employees tell us why they took the jobs – and why they chose to stay long after

LOOK: Filipinos get a 'taste of home' as Jollibee opens Toronto store

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Chickenjoy fans in Toronto, rejoice!

McDonald’s treats everyone to breakfast on March 19

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The fast food chain carries on its National Breakfast Day tradition

LONGGADESAL. This year's free breakfast is a longganisa patty sandwiched in between pandesal buns. Photo courtesy of McDonald's

Communist Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The global fast food chain receives a similarly warm welcome in Hanoi, as hungry diners crammed into the two-story eatery for a first taste of the Golden Arches

FIRST IN HANOI. Performers beat drums during the opening ceremony of the first McDonald's fast food chain restaurant in the capital Hanoi on December 2, 2017. Photo by HOANG DINH NAM / AFP

Jollibee's Amazing Aloha burger is back

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Pineapple on burgers? Yes, please!

AMAZING ALOHA. The beloved burger is back on Jollibee's menu. Screengrab from

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Hackers steal data of 95,000 job seekers at McDonald's Canada

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:46 PM

After the breach the fast food chain asks job seekers to apply in person

MCHACKED. The fast food chain got a taste of a data breach

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

Canadian coffee and donuts giant Tim Hortons coming to PH

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Restaurant Brands International Incorporated the firm behind Tim Hortons as well as Burger King announces a joint venture with local investors to bring the chain to the country

COFFEE AND BURGERS. A shopping plaza sign features both a Burger King and a Tim Hortons restaurant in Toronto, Canada, 26 August 2014. File Photo Warren Toda/EPA

The classic Burger McDo has evolved

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:57 PM

McDonald’s introduces the new and improved Burger McDo

The coolest things we found at Lawson, Japanese minimart in PH

Apr 05, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Cherry blossom soft serve? Karinderia with unli rice? Sushi? Bread Talk? Yes yes yes to all that and more Check out the yummy quick bites we found at this convenience store

SAKURA. Lawson serves cherry blossom-flavored ice cream, a trademark specialty of Japanese convenience stores. Pictured is a mix of their bamboo charcoal and cherry blossom flavors. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Chocolate fries: Sweet savior or last gamble for McDonald's Japan?

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Food industry watchers warn it will take more than the apparent success of chocolate fries to save the fast food chain s bacon

Customers buy meals at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo on February 5, 2015. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Chipotle closes 43 US restaurants after E.coli outbreak

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:01 AM

The outbreak is traced to 6 restaurants but that it had taken action on other Chipotle outlets in the two western states out of an abundance of caution

10 Reasons why you deserve a burger right now

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:27 PM

"A burger a day keeps the blues away"

Jollibee and 'Jay Bee': Losing my appetite

Jul 11, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Instead Jollibee decided to take the path of least resistance illustrating what so many Filipinos already think is wrong with Philippines

Jollibee will not sue 'Jay Bee'

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:07 PM

It s enough for us that his wrongdoing was exposed says the fast food chain giant

Jollibee: 'Jay Bee' fooled our delivery guy

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee responds to the customer that took advantage of its guaranteed delivery policy

KFC opens in Myanmar, fans queue for hours

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:05 PM

‘Now young people here can eat like young people in other countries I’ll always come here ’ a young customer says on the opening of the first US fast food chain in the country

KFC to take a bite of Myanmar market

May 05, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Myanmar has seen a flood of foreign brands since the end of outright military rule in 2011 which prompted the lifting of many Western sanctions

KFC in Myanmar

#FightFor15: Fil-Ams join fight for higher wages in US

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We need legislative action It is not just one evil employer It s systematic

Is Jollibee sick? #PrayForJollibee

Apr 03, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Why so skinny?

In US, Jollibee ranks among 10 best foreign fast food chains

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:33 PM

A US based website ranks Jollibee as among the top 10 international fast food chains they ‘welcome with open arms’

Burger King, Tim Hortons merge to form fast-food giant

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Burger King Worldwide denies that the deal which would create the world s third largest fast food company is being undertaken for tax reasons

COFFEE AND BURGERS. A shopping plaza sign features both a Burger King and a Tim Hortons restaurant in Toronto, Canada, 26 August 2014. Warren Toda/EPA

Jollibee putting up stores in Malaysia, Indonesia

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The expansion will solidify the fast food giant’s presence in ASEAN

FOOD GIANT. Jollibee reports expansion plans in Malaysia and Indonesia. File photo by Agence France-Presse

US fast food workers go on strike for low pay

May 16, 2014 - 10:09 AM

The workers go on McStrike as they demand higher wages to cope with rising living costs

McDonald's strike

Jollibee posts higher income despite rising costs

May 14, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Brands Greenwich Red Ribbon and Mang Inasal enjoy double digit growth in sales

FOOD GIANT. Jollibee reports higher earnings for the first quarter of 2014. AFP Photo

'Huli ka': 7 crime videos that went viral

Sep 28, 2013 - 7:31 PM

Caught on cam in the act crimes that should help prevent such offenses from being charged to experience

Bar topnotcher chooses Myanmar for practice

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Sometimes the best laid plans turn out differently as in the case of lawyer PJ Bernardo s Burmese adventure

FROM HARVARD LAW TO MYANMAR. Lawyer PJ Bernardo found himself pioneering in a new milieu. Photos courtesy of Peter Imbong

Know what heroic eating is

Jul 02, 2013 - 11:22 AM

When deciding what food to eat parents must ask themselves the goodness that they are doing not just for the family but also for the rest of society

Jollibee pursues Indonesia expansion in 2013

Jan 20, 2013 - 3:39 PM

While the food group has set to expand to markets with large population in Asia like Indonesia and India some challenges beyond its control have to be taken into account

Life and Style wRap: No pants, birthing chimp, missing scion

Jan 20, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Here are Life Style stories that made the rounds this past week

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KFC sorry over China chicken scare

Jan 11, 2013 - 2:53 PM

The food giant apologizes for failing to inform Chinese authorities about tests showing high levels of antibiotics in chicken

Jollibee posts 8% jump in Q1 profit to P672M

May 15, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Both local and international outlets contribute higher sales