Jollibee is a Filipino international chain of fast-food restaurants operated by Jollibee Foods Corporation. As of April 2018, Jollibee Foods Corporation had a total of around 1,200 Jollibee outlets worldwide; with a presence in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, East Asia, North America, and Europe. If you are looking for “Jollibee near me,” then it will not be difficult to find a franchise with so many of these beloved fast-food chain outlets in the world.
According to the information released by Jollibee in a 1990 article in The Washington Times, the fast-food chain had two locations in Taiwan and one in Brunei, along with 58 locations in the Philippines. In a 1995 article for The Wall Street Journal, Jollibee had five locations in Brunei; two in Jakarta, Indonesia, and one in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, along with 160 locations in the Philippines. And by the end of 2011, Jollibee had 31 locations in Vietnam, 27 in the United States, 11 in Brunei, 7 in Saudi Arabia (all in Jeddah), and one each in Hong Kong and Qatar, along with 747 locations in the Philippines.
The first-ever Jollibee branch was in Cubao, Quezon City, which opened in 1975 as a Magnolia Ice cream parlor. Since Jollibee was founded in 1978, there were 7 branches in Metro Manila. The first franchised outlet of Jollibee opened in Santa Cruz, Manila in 1979.
The fast-food chain’s first store outside Luzon was in Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. The shop opened in 1991 at the Limketkai Commercial Center.
The 100th branch in the Philippines opened in Davao City in 1991, while its 500th store opened in Basilan in 2004. There were 954 Jollibee branded restaurant locations in the Philippines officially confirmed to be operational during November 2016. Likewise, by the end of 2019, Jollibee had 1,200 stores in the Philippines.
In the United States, Jollibee has branches in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Maryland, Virginia, and Guam. The first location in the United States was opened in Daly City, California, in June 1998. After a two-year wait, a second Northern California location was opened in Union City in April 2000.
Two months later, the first site in Southern California, the seventh in the United States, was opened in Carson in June 2000. In the next month, the second site in Southern California, the fourth in the United States, was opened in Long Beach in July 2000.
The first Jollibee shop in Arizona opened in Chandler on December 28, 2019. The fast-food chain opened its first store in Texas in September 2013 in Houston. They also opened a location in San Antonio in 2019. In 2020, they opened locations in Missouri City and Plano. Jollibee is planning to have 150 outlets in the United States in 2023.
Jollibee has considered reestablishing its presence in Indonesia back in late 2016 to mid-2017 period as well as a return in the Malaysian market in 2016. The international fast-food chain even intended to open its first branch in Oman in the same year.
So, if you’re ever looking for a Jollibee near me, you’re likely to find one close to home.