10 Interesting Facts about Jollibee

Have you ever heard about Jollibee? What is it? Facts about Jollibee will inform you about multinational chain of fast food restaurants in Philippines. The headquarters of Jollibee is located in Jollibee Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Phillippines. Whereas the first franchised store of Jollibee was opened at Sta. Cruz, Manila in 1979. Jollibee serves various of food such as fried chicken, spaghetti, burgers, steak, and noodles. That’s why it is known as the Captain Planet of fast food. There are still many information about Jollibee. The other information will be explained below.

Facts about Jollibee 1: Tony Tan Caktiong

As we know that Tony Tan Caktiong is the owner and CEO of Jollibee. Tony was born from poor family in Fujian, China. Then, his family moved to the Philippines to get better life and started to make a business.

Facts about Jollibee 2: The name of Jollibee

Jolibe was the first name of the store in the 70’s. Then, it was changed into Jolibee in the 1977 and now the name became Jollibee.


Facts about Jollibee 3: Chickenjoy

Chickenjoy is best selling menu in the Jollibee. Unfortunately, it was only introduced 5 long years after the store opened as an ice cream shop.

Facts about Jollibee 4: Jollitown

Jollitown was a Jollibee TV show which was launched in 2008. It were aired every Sunday mornings on GMA Network. Besides, it was produced by a fast food chain.

Jollitown, a Jollibee TV progam
Jollitown, a Jollibee TV progam

Facts about Jollibee 5: Ice cream shop

Tony Tan Caktiong opened an ice cream shop in 1975, in Cubao, Quezon City. He is also the founder of the shop. Then, he decided to change his shop into the largest fast-food chain in the Philippines in 1978 which is known as Jollibee today’s

Facts about Jollibee 6: Jollibee Sausage Muffin with Egg

You can find Jollibee Sausage Muffin with Egg only in Hongkong. Because it is the muffin version of Jollibee. Whereas in Philippines, Jollibee had the sausage and egg pandesal which was introduced in 1985.

Jollibee Sausage Muffin with Egg
Jollibee Sausage Muffin with Egg

Facts about Jollibee 7: Jollibee mascot

The mascot of Jollibee is made by Manuel Lumba. He is also a marketing mentor of Tony. Manuel got inspiration from comic books to make the character. He drew a bee with a chef’s hat, red dinner jacket, and the white gloves. A chef’s hat means excellent food. Whereas a bee represents the spirit of Filipino, including optimistic, jolly, and hard working.

Facts about Jollibee 8: Nine Jollibee mascots

Actually, there are nine Jollibee mascots before three of them are
discontinued. They are Jollibee, Mr. Yum (Burgers), Hetty (Spaghetti), Twirlie (Sundaes), Champ, and Popo (Fries), and the discontinued mascots are Mico, Chickee, and Lady Moo.

Jolliber character mascots
Jollibee character mascots

Facts about Jollibee 9: Jollibee wasn’t the first mascot

Actually, the first mascot who debuted as live mascot was Mr. Yum. It also became the first mascot of the fast food chain who represented the Yum Burger (first flagship product of restaurant).

Facts about Jollibee 10: Jollibee Halo-Halo

As we know that we can’t find
Jollibee Halo-Halo in the Philippines. But we can get it in the stores abroad.

Jollibee Halo-Halo Sundae
Jollibee Halo-Halo Sundae

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