You can't escape Joliibee when you are in the Philippines. Even more omnipotent than McDonald. There is one restaurant along any major roads. Very popular with the locals as the chain offer local fast food at economical prices. You get the standard fast food fare - burgers, fried chicken (which by the way is tasty and worth a try!), salad alongside local items such as Halo Halo (local dessert), yam pies and the quinessential ball of rice. Possibly the only place on Earth where Uncle Ronnie has to accept second best.
Favorite Dish: Fried Chicken!
Jollybee is a success story to prove that local initiatives can also compete against global giants. Delicious burgers with enough variety are preferred by locals as well as foreigners like me. The quality of the food is high and the prices are very reasonable. During our 4 days stay in Manila, we visited Jollibee at least 3 times.
Favorite Dish: The big burger which can compete a Big Mac or a Whopper
Jollibee...I grew up eating this stuff. No wonder I ballooned up to 225 lbs. Fast food should be eaten sparingly or never at all. Just think about all those greasy trans fats, saturated fats, sugar, sugar, and loads more sugar. There's sugar in the spaghetti, sugar in the sauce, tablespoons of sugar in the soda. This is the nastiest thing anyone can put in their mouth. Can you just imagine what your insulin levels will be like after a meal at Jollibee? They'll shoot through the roof and before you know it, you'll have a belly as big as the Jollibee's mascot.
Don't get me wrong. Filipino food CAN be healthy. Visiting the Philippines gives you the opportunity to savor fresh fish, vegetables, and a wide variety of tropical fruits. That's what I always look forward to when I visit.
What went wrong with Jollibee? They tried to imitate McDonald's (which also serves nasty, greasy fast food) but added tons more sugar to their menu. Before you know it, America's obesity problem will also be a Filipino problem albeit with additional complications from eating too much refined sugar.
Favorite Dish: None, no one should eat this unhealthy fare.
I've seen endless endless tips on the VT Manila page about Jollibee, and I have to say I don't see what all the fuss is about. I've eaten at a couple of Jollibee outlets in this country, and to be honest I wasn't impressed. It's nasty cheap junk food at it's worst, laden with salt, fat and sugar.
Service is slow - the large burgers never seem to be available - if you want one it has to be cooked to order and takes at least 10 minutes. Not exactly fast food in my opinion.
In one Malate branch I was served fried chicken that was raw in the middle, and when I asked for a replacement the staff looked amazed and bemused. I was told that a replacement was coming, but when it hadn't arrived after 15 minutes we gave up and left. The second time I was foolish enough to order chicken from there, it turned out to be mostly bones and no meat.
The hamburgers are usually cold, and appear to have been sat on, and the overload of sweet pink sauce floods the bread and makes it soggy.
The hotdogs are bearable, and the french fries are not too bad - when they are actually served hot, that is.
The burger and spaghetti sauces are way too sweet and sickly for most western palates, who don't understand the necessity of adding so much sugar to traditionally savoury meals. One thing in it's favour is that it is cheap - but you get what you pay for.
Sorry if I'm offending anyone here - I know Filipinos love this 'restaurant' - but there is much room for improvement!
After a couple of hours walking about the popular Mall of Asia, we made our way to Jollibee with a curious mind why Mcdonalds ranks second to Jollibee in Manila.
The fried chicken is tasty but I left some pasta unfinished. Read somewhere that the locals like Sweet pasta sauce. No wonder.
Thsi is Asian version of Fast Food..
One thing it was so good.. It blow KFC out of the water... and u get rice instead of fries....
Also i had this shake thing which had corn flakes and corn pieces it was interestingly good...
Will have again when i go back...
The first fast food chain that belongs to TOP 100 Corporations in the Philippines! Due to huge sales every year, Jollibee break the 1 billion sales mark last 1989. It has more than 400 stores nationwide and still growing.
Favorite Dish: 1. Chili Chickenjoy Pops Meal - PhP 45
2. Chickenjoy Pops Meal - PhP 45
note: both 1 & 2 with regular softdrinks
1. 2 pcs solo - PhP 32
2. 4 pcs solo - PhP 58
3. 2-pcs value meal - PhP 41
4. 4 pcs value meal - PhP 68
1. Chicken Curry - PhP 39 (regular) PhP 59 (large)
2. Beef Teriyaki - PhP 39 (regular) PhP 59 (large)
1. Regular Bowl - PhP 59
2. Junior Bowl - PhP 39
Burgers - PhP 32 each
1. Mushroom & Cheese
2. Chili con Carne
3. Garlic Cream Cheese
note: with regular softdrinks - PhP 42
Jolly Twin Crunch - PhP 10 each
1. Cheese, Caramel, Orange, Choco
Pocket Pie - PhP 14 each
1. Ube Macapuno
2. Banana Caramel
3. Peach Mango
4. Buko Pina
New Jolly Breakfast Meals:
1. Breakfast Steak - PhP 40
2. Beef Tapa - PhP50
3. Arroz Caldo - PhP 25
4. Brewed Coffee - PhP 18
5. Tsokolate con Pan de Sal - PhP 25
6. Cafe Mocha - Php 16
7.Jolly shakes - PhP 27
1. Jolly Spaghetti
3. Regular Yum
4. Shanghai Rolls
6. Jolly Hotdog
7. French Fries
8. Jolly Shakes
9. Chicken Joy
10. Swirly Bitz
11. Peach Mango Pie
12. Burger Steak
1. Tuna Pie - PhP 16
Man, I love Jollibee (and every other fast food joint in the Philippines). There's just something about getting rice with your burger that never ceases to amaze me. haha. I also find it amazing that you can get arroz caldo here. I wish we had a Jollibee in Canada.
Favorite Dish: The fries, crispy chickenjoy and arroz-caldo
Jollibee is one of the Philippines' phenomenal business success stories. Starting in 1975 as a two-branch ice cream parlor, it later expanded its menu to include hot sandwiches and other meals. With encouraging success, Jollibee Foods Corporation was incorporated in 1978 with seven outlets to fully explore the possibilities of a hamburger concept. Thus was born the company that revolutionized the fast food industry in the Philippines.
It was my first meal on the Philippines, there was one in fromt of my condo in Greenhills.
Philippines is the only country that has McDonalds chain and the brand is not the first when we alk about fastfood. Filipinos are crazy for Jollibee!
Their sauces are a litle bit sweeter, just ok for the filipino taste.
Favorite Dish: ice cream
Jollibee.. and really any other fast food chain.
The story goes that a couple of employees at McDonald's Philippines defected and started their own company, using the McDonald's method but with a menu that definitely caters to the distinctively Filipino taste. As a result its become more popular than McDonald's, prompting the latter to radically change its menu to compete. This solves the puzzle I had when I first went to the Philippines as to why the McDonald's there had such a different selection than any other place I've ever been. So not only at Jollibee or McDonald's, but Burger King or any of the many other American fast chain outlets, you'll see spaghetti with sweet sauce, fried chicken, and rice. Yup.
Favorite Dish: Spaghetti! =) Careful, it's sweet.
everytime i go someother place here in Philippines this is the fast food i usually go and eat,
Favorite Dish: (i like to eat ther hamburger)