The worldwide influence of American fast-food cannot be disputed, as evidenced by the fact that the largest restaurant chains in the world are in the fast-food sector. But every homegrown fast-food chain has its own unique take on the American fast-food classics from burgers and spaghetti to French fries and sundaes.
Jollibee is one such homegrown fast-food chain making a name for itself in the international fast-food market for its authentic Filipino take on American classic fare. The chain, which has company-owned and franchised restaurants, is owned by the Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) with its corporate headquarters in Pasig City in the Philippines.
Below are the latest Jollibee menu prices.
|Aloha Yum with Fries & Drink||$6.99|
|Yum with Fries & Drink||$3.39|
|Yum with Cheese||$1.59|
|Yum with Cheese and Fries & Drink||$3.59|
|Yum with TLC||$1.99|
|Yum with TLC and Fries & Drink||$3.99|
|Big Yum with Fries & Drink||$6.59|
|Jolly Hotdog with Spaghetti & Drink||$6.49|
|Jolly Hotdog with Fries & Drink||$3.99|
|Jolly Hotdog with Drink||$2.99|
Until 11 AM Only.
|Corned Beef (Per Person)||$4.99|
|Longanisa (Pork Sausage)||$4.99|
|Tapa (Beef Tenders)||$4.99|
|Tocino (Sweet Pork)||$4.99|
|Substitute for White Meat on Chickenjoy||$1.00|
|Spaghetti with Drink||$4.99|
|Spaghetti with 1 Pc. Chickenjoy or 2 Pc. Chicken Dippers and Drink||$6.79|
|Palabok Fiesta with Drink||$5.99|
|Palabok Fiesta with 1 Pc. Chickenjoy or 2 Pc. Chicken Dippers and Drink||$7.79|
|Jolly Spaghetti Family Pack (Serves 3-4)||$11.99|
|Jolly Spaghetti Party Pack (Serves 5-6)||$19.99|
|Jolly Spaghetti Blowout Pack (Serves 8-10)||$28.99|
|Palabok Family Pack (Serves 3-4)||$14.99|
|Palabok Party Pack (Serves 5-6)||$24.99|
|Palabok Blowout Pack (Serves 8-10)||$36.49|
|Chickenjoy with 1 Side and Drink (2 Pc.)||$5.49|
|Chickenjoy with 2 Sides and Drink (2 Pc.)||$6.49|
|Chickenjoy with 1 Side and Drink (3 Pc.)||$6.99|
|Chickenjoy with 2 Sides and Drink (3 Pc.)||$7.99|
|Mashed Potato (Large)||$3.09|
|Mashed Potato (Regular)||$1.89|
|Buttered Corn (Large)||$3.09|
|Buttered Corn (Regular)||$1.89|
|French Fries (Large)||$3.09|
|French Fries (Regular)||$1.89|
|Chicken Dippers with Choice of Dip (Ranch, Honey Mustard, or Gravy) and Rice or Fries and Drink (3 Pc.)||$6.29|
|Ultimate Burger Steak with Mashed Potato or Fries and Drink||$7.29|
|Burger Steak with Drink and 1 Side (2 Pc.)||$5.49|
|Burger Steak with Drink and 1 Side (3 Pc.)||$7.29|
|Burger Steak with Drink and 2 Sides (2 Pc.)||$6.49|
|Burger Steak with Drink and 2 Sides (3 Pc.)||$8.25|
|Burger Steak Family Pack||$12.99|
Chickenjoy Bucket Treats
|Bucket (6 Pc.)||$9.49|
|Bucket Treat (1 Chickenjoy Bucket, 3 Mashed Potatoes, and 3 Peach Mango Pies) - 6 Pc.||$18.99|
|Bucket Treat (1 Chickenjoy Bucket, 1 Spaghetti Family Pack, and 3 Peach Mango Pies) - 6 Pc.||$23.99|
|Bucket Treat (2 Chickenjoy Bucket, 6 Steamed Rice, and 6 Chocolate Sundaes) - 12 Pc.||$28.99|
|Peach Mango Pie||$1.99|
|Sundae (Vanilla Twirl)||$1.00|
Jolibee Kids Meals
All kids meals come with a free toy.
|Chickenjoy with Rice & Drink (1 Pc.)||$4.49|
|Spaghetti with Drink (Per Child)||$4.49|
|Yum with Cheese and Small Fries and Drink||$4.49|
|Jolly Hotdog with Small Fries and Drink||$4.49|
Tony Tan Caktiong and his family opened an ice cream parlor in Cubao, Quezon City in 1975, which was soon followed by other branches. These restaurants began offering sandwiches and hot meals aside from their ice cream treats – and the former soon became more popular.
By 1978, the family decided to drop their ice cream franchise and focus on their fast-food operations. Jollibee Foods Corporation, the management company for the chain, was incorporated in the same year.
As of December 2016, the chain consists of more than 1,100 stores majority of which are in its home country, the Philippines. The rest are in foreign markets like the United States.
What It’s Famous For
Jollibee is well-known for offering its customers the Filipino versions of classic American fast-food fare. The fried chicken, known as Chickenjoy, is its flagship product along with the Yum Burger. Both items are familiar to everybody who has ever eaten in an American fast-food restaurant but their flavors and textures may be different.
Why Eat Here
If you want a different experience yet still enjoy the familiar in fast-food, then a visit to the nearest Jollibee should be on your itinerary. You will find the familiar food items on the menu, such as fried chicken with gravy, a few types of burgers, and spaghetti as well as French fries, sundaes, and soft drink floats. You will not be overwhelmed by the range of choices because the chain apparently likes to keep things simple and, thus, easy for its diners.
The food can be ordered in singles or in combos for a more filling meal. The combos can include spaghetti, burger and fries with drinks as well as fried chicken with your choice in sides, French fries, and drinks. These combos are usually meant for an individual, too, since the servings are fairly average in size.
The Chickenjoy, the chain’s fried chicken, is the bestselling item on the menu and we can understand why. The skin is paper-thin yet it’s so tasty and crunchy you will love just munching on it first before devouring the succulent, tender and juicy white meat. The light flavoring – it isn’t as salty as the other American-style fried chicken – goes so well with the gravy.
The fried chicken comes in two varieties, namely, plain and spicy. The spicy fried chicken has a relatively mild heat so even children can enjoy them; the spicy seasoning is only sprinkled on the skin but it’s sufficient to impart the desired heat to complement the perfectly seasoned meat. Just as with the plain fried chicken, the skin a light batter with a great crunch – and it’s truly good that you will lick your fingers just to get every bit of juice.
Diners can also order the fried chicken in a bucket, which may or may not be ordered with spaghetti, sundaes, and drinks.
The hamburger is tasty in its own right although we suggest going all out with the Champ burger, which has a thick patty, juicy tomato, and crisp lettuce in it. The spaghetti has a sweet flavor that Asians love although many Americans aren’t keen on it; others say that the sweet flavor is reminiscent of Purple Dot baked spaghetti.
The French fries are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. But like all fast-food French fries, the key to eating the Jollibee version is to eat them when they are still hot. Otherwise, these become too soggy to be enjoyed by even the die-hard Jollibee fans.
The desserts selection is limited for now but it seems sufficient to satisfy most diners. The choices include sundaes, soft drink floats, small pies, and the quintessential Filipino cold dessert, the halo-halo.
Jollibee restaurants are usually packed during the lunch and dinner hours, especially during the weekdays, but seats are usually available within 10-15 minutes, even less, of waiting. Diners can order their food and drinks first while others wait for tables to be available.
The staff members are friendlier and more helpful than you can expect from a fast-food restaurant. The spirit of Filipino hospitality is evident in the restaurants, too. Bring your family and friends as well as your kids to the nearest Jollibee restaurant and let them enjoy the delicious food!
To learn more about Jollibee or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.jollibeeusa.com.