Jollibee has landed in Houston, Texas!
|Jollibee Houston, Texas|
If you were in Houston, Tx today and you passed along Main and Kirby Sts, you must have noticed a new store with a long queue of people and a parking lot full of cars. Let me introduce you to the latest fastfood chain in Houston: JOLLIBEE.
|Photo from Jollibee's Facebook|
Here's a brief history of the company as seen in their website.
"Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, operating a nationwide network of over 750 stores. A dominant market leader in the Philippines, Jollibee enjoys the lion's share of the local market that is more than all the other multinational brands combined. The company has also embarked on an aggressive international expansion plan in the USA, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei, firmly establishing itself as a growing international QSR player."
As an immigrant to the USA, it brings me joy to have a place such as Jollibee that reminds me of home. They serve a variety of juicy burgers - my favorite is the Amazing Aloha, fried chicken - Chickenjoy, Spaghetti, Fiesta noodles (or Palabok) and delicious desserts such as Halo-halo which was featured by Anthony Bourdain in his show, "No Reservations" and Peach Mango Pie. Yum!
After much anticipation, they opened their doors today, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at 7am. We were so excited to be one of the first to be there so we woke up early, arrived at 630AM and waited along with fellow Filipinos and others for the store to open at 7AM. Oh, it was fun! It was a thrill to see such an outpouring of support from fellow Filipinos.