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A brief history about Jollibee...

Jollibee is a much-loved restaurant chain founded in 1978 by Tony Tan Caktiong and his family. It is the market leader in its home country’s restaurant industry, with over 1500 locations across 17 countries as of December 31, 2021. The brand has many accolades to its name, including the “best international restaurant chain” by US-based food and lifestyle website, Thrillist. Famously, the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain referred to Jollibee as the “wackiest, jolliest place on Earth” in his hit CNN food and travel documentary show, Parts Unknown. 

Parent company, Jollibee Group, now has over 5,900 stores globally across 18 brands and operates in 34 countries. It owns 80% of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® business, which is present in 27 countries, and operates Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan in Mainland People’s Republic of China. It also owns and operates Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and Mang Inasal in the Philippines; Yonghe King and Hong Zhuang Yuan in the Mainland People’s Republic of China; Smashburger in the US, and Highlands Coffee, mostly in Vietnam. The Jollibee Group also owns the franchise of Burger King, PHO24, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; and Dunkin’ in certain territories in the PRC. Jollibee Group also recently announced that it will purchase shares equivalent to 51% ownership in Milkshop International Co. Ltd., a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. The company is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.