When you hear, “Bida ang Saya!” you’ll think of nothing but the Philippine fast food giant Jollibee. They are known for their world-famous Chickenjoy, burgers, fries, sundaes, and more. Currently, they are dominating the fast food industry, having countless branches all over the world.
What is Jollibee
Jollibee is a global chain of fast food restaurants in the Philippines operated by Jollibee Foods Group. As of April 2018, JFC had a total of roughly 1,200 Jollibee outlets worldwide, with involvement in South East Asia, the Middle East, East Asia, North America and Europe.
Jollibee brief history in the Philippines
In 1975, Tony Tan and his family opened the Magnolia ice cream parlor in Cubao, Quezon City. Subsequently, the outlet started selling hot meals and sandwiches on order from consumers. When food products were more popular than ice cream, the family chose to turn the ice cream parlor to a fast food restaurant, which became the first Jollibee outlet in 1978. Managing consultant Manuel C. Lumba told the family regarding the shift in policy. Initially Jollibee was called “Jolibe” but modified his name to “Jollibee”
Jollibee Foods Corporation, a business that would run the fast food chain, was founded in January 1978. At the end of the year, there were seven branches of Manila Metro. Jollibee’s first franchised store launched in Santa Cruz, Manila, in 1979.
Jollibee has undergone rapid expansion. It was able to survive the arrival of McDonald’s in the Philippines in 1981 by relying on the unique preferences of the Filipino consumer, which varied from those of the American fast food business. Jollibee’s first overseas shop launched in Taiwan in 1986, and is now locked. Jollibee continued to grow and create outlets both throughout the nation and abroad. Mr. Tan Caktiong, the son of impoverished Chinese refugees, is a billionaire today.
The Best-Selling Jollibee Menu Items in the Philippines and a Review!
There are tons of menu items you can find in every Jollibee around the world! From their classic fried chicken up to the sweet peach mango pie, the list of delicacies goes on! In this article, you’re going to see the best-selling menu items of Jollibee in the Philippines and a personal review of each one!
Stick around and you might just want to hit up Jollibee right after!
The most well-known and probably the signature dish of Jollibee is the Chickenjoy! The Chickenjoy is Jollibee’s classic fried chicken cooked up using a various mix that only Jollibee knows how! Based on the majority of the Filipino people, they think that Jollibee’s is different from the rest! Just the taste alone is a home run for most people! Let alone the gravy that goes along with it!
The Chickenjoy has different kinds of combos which you can pick! The fried chicken can be paired with rice, spaghetti, fries, and more! It all depends on you! If you’re new to Jollibee, we encourage you to try it! We guarantee you’ll like it, just like the rest of the world!
2. Jolly Spaghetti
Another food that Jollibee is famous for serving is their delicious Jolly Spaghetti! A Filipino staple food that’s packed with an awesome tangy flavor! It’s made with spaghetti noodles, ground meat, sliced hot dogs, cheese, and of course, a sweet sauce made from banana ketchup!
When you think about it, spaghetti sauce made from banana ketchup is quite unusual, but trust us when we say that the sauce really goes along well in the whole mix! There’s no doubt that you’ll keep coming back for more!
3. Amazing Aloha
This burger stays true to its name as being an amazing burger with an Alohan feel to it! The Amazing Aloha or Aloha Yum Burger starts off with two 100% pure beef patties, cheese, lettuce, Jollibee’s special honey mustard dressing, crispy bacon bits, and then topped with a fresh pineapple slice all in two soft buns!
This burger’s patty is much juicier and well-seasoned! You can expect that this burger has all the goodness of a classic Yum Burger but with an Hawaiian feel to it!
Another thing to note is that this burger back then was only served seasonally, but now, Jollibee has decided to make it permanent on their menus so customers can enjoy the burger whatever time of the year it is! The base price is only P94 (price may vary per location)!
4. Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ
Released way back 2013, at the time of the release of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World“, this scrumptious burger, a.k.a “The Thor Burger”, is equally as dynamic as the movie! With no vegetables on it, the burger was made with ⅓ pound of 100% pure beef Champ patty, cheese, mushroom, and an abundant amount of bacon! For a fast-food restaurant, the amount of bacon is very generous!
This burger is a must try especially with meat lovers out there! This one is definitely for all of you!
5. Original Champ burger
Jollibee’s classic Champ burger was first introduced to the public in 1984. Although the Champ burger was phased out by Jollibee in January 2020, it made its comeback in October 2020, being part of the popular requests made by the people of which menu items to return in Jollibee. The burger is made with a thick ⅓ pound beef patty and topped off with cheese, lettuce, and tomato!
You can order the Champ burger through selected branches nationwide, Jollibee’s website, the Jollibee app, Jollibee’s hotline number (#87000), as well as delivery apps like Grabfood, foodpanda, and Lalafood! If you’re in a hurry, you can also order by their drive-thru and/or have it for take out! This is also a “must try” burger!
6. Yum burger with TLC
You’re probably wondering what TLC means, TLC simply means tomato, lettuce, and cheese! The TLC Yumburger is a classic Yum burger with an add-on of tomato, lettuce, and cheese! The base price of this delicious burger is only P75 (price may vary in selected branches nationwide) and you can already get that “langhap-sarap” taste! It’s considered as one of Jollibee’s best sellers especially in the Philippines!
7. Burger Steak Meal
One of Jollibee’s all-time classics is the Burger Steak meal! It’s a cooked pure beef burger patty ladled with a hot serving of flavorful mushroom gravy and sprinkled with a generous amount of mushrooms and steamed rice! This menu item is well known especially for most Filipinos and some might even say that they grew up eating it!
It has that special something that most of us love! The burger patty, the sauce and mushroom, and the rice, they all complement each other and every bite you take makes you want to have more!
Also known as Yum Burger or Yum! This burger only cost P28 (price may vary in selected branches nationwide)! Not only that, your P30 is worth it! You’ll get a savory burger made with 100% beef patty topped with Jollibee’s special Yumburger dressing on a soft burger bun. It’s one of Jollibee’s signature products and consumed by millions (or even billions) of people around the world especially in the Philippines!
9. Jolly Hotdog
Most Filipinos crave for Jollibee’s food, the Jolly Hotdog is one of those! It was first launched in the 1990s and since then, it has remained to be an all-time favorite among friends, families, kids, and even kids at heart! It’s a delicious and reasonably priced snack! One might even consider it as “comfort food”! It is made with a meaty sausage in a soft hotdog bun, topped with a generous serving of tangy special dressing, grated cheese, and tomato ketchup!
For those who haven’t tried this, it’s one that most Filipinos would recommend!
10. Peach Mango pie
After eating the main course, there’s always dessert right after, and this is one dessert you must try! The very famous Peach Mango pie of Jollibee! It’s made with mangoes and peaches encased in a thick crispy fried shell! It’s also a “must try” snack! You can taste the sweetness of both the mango and peaches and it complements well with its thick crispy fried shell!
You’re craving for something sweet? Try this pie! It’s a guarantee that you will love it like most people have!
Complete List of Jollibee Menu
|Yum Burger (solo)||₱33.00|
|Yum Burger w/ Drink||₱60.00|
|Yum Burger Value Meal||₱79.00|
|Yum Burger Cheese (solo)||₱44.00|
|Yum Burger Cheese w/ Drink||₱70.00|
|Yum Burger Cheese Value Meal||₱90.00|
|Yum Burger TLC (solo)||₱64.00|
|Yum Burger TLC w/ Drink||₱89.00|
|Yum Burger TLC Value Meal||₱99.00|
|Bacon Cheese Yumburger||₱99.00|
|Bacon Deluxe Cheese Yumburger||₱165.00|
|Cheese Deluxe Yumburger||₱110.00|
|Double Cheese Deluxe Yumburger||₱140.00|
|Bacon Cheesy Deluxe Yumburger||₱125.00|
|Double Bacon Cheesy Deluxe Yumburger||₱190.00|
|Amazing Aloha Champ (solo)||₱150.00|
|Amazing Aloha Champ w/ Drink||₱166.00|
|Amazing Aloha Champ Value Meal||₱185.00|
|Jolly Hotdog Classic (solo)||₱72.00|
|Jolly Hotdog Classic w/ Drink||₱102.00|
|Jolly Hotdog Classic Value Meal||₱115.00|
|1 pc Burger Steak (solo)||₱50.00|
|1 pc Burger Steak Value Meal||₱59.00|
|2 pc Burger Steak (solo)||₱80.00|
|2 pc Burger Steak Value Meal||₱89.00|
|1 pc Burger Steak with Regular Fries Meal||₱51.00|
|1 pb Big Burger Steak Meal||₱140.00|
|1 pc Burger Steak with 3 pcs Shanghai Meal||₱99.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti (solo)||₱53.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti Value Meal||₱59.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti w/ Burger Steak Meal||₱99.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti w/ Regular Fries Value Meal||₱90.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti w/ Yum Burger Value Meal||₱90.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti w/ Cheesy Yum Burger Value Meal||₱100.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy (solo)||₱75.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy Value Meal||₱90.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Fries||₱105.00|
|2 pc Chickenjoy (solo)||₱150.00|
|2 pc Chickenjoy Value Meal||₱170.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Jolly Spaghetti (solo)||₱99.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Jolly Spaghetti Value Meal||₱120.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Soup (solo)||₱99.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Soup Value Meal||₱120.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Burger Steak (solo||₱120.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Burger Steak Meal||₱130.00|
|1 pc Chickenjoy w/ Palabok Meal||₱165.00|
Chicken Joy Bucket
|6 pc Chickenjoy Bucket||₱380.00|
|8 pc Chickenjoy Bucket||₱499.00|
Family Super Meals
|Family Meal A – 6 pieces Chickenjoy Bucket, 3 rice, 3 sides, 3 sundaes, 3 drinks||₱550.00|
|Family Meal A – 8 pieces Chickenjoy Bucket, 4 rice, 4 sides, 4 sundaes, 4 drinkd||₱750.00|
|Family Meal B – 6 pieces Chickenjoy Bucket, 3 spaghetti, 3 rice, 3 drinks||₱550.00|
|Family Meal B – 8 pieces Chickenjoy Bucket, 4 spaghetti, 4 rice, 4 drinks||₱750.00|
Sides & Soup
|Jolly Crispy Fries (regular)||₱40.00|
|Jolly Crispy Fries (large)||₱62.00|
|Jolly Crispy Fries (extra large)||₱72.00|
|1 pc Peach Mango Pie||₱30.00|
|3 pc Peach Mango Pie||₱89.00|
Jollibee Kiddie Meals
|Yum Burger with Reg. Pineapple Juice + Toy||₱85.00|
|Jolly Spaghetti with Reg. Pineapple Juice + Toy||₱88.00|
|Chickenjoy with Reg. Pineapple Juice + Toy||₱105.00|
|2 pc Pancake (solo)||₱49.00|
|2 pc Pancake Value Meal||₱55.00|
|Hotdog Value Meal||₱70.00|
|Breakfast Steak (solo)||₱60.00|
|Breakfast Steak Value Meal||₱70.00|
|Beef Tapa (solo)||₱90.00|
|Beef Tapa Value Meal||₱99.00|
|Beef Tapa Super Value Meal||₱110.00|
|Corned Beef (solo)||₱90.00|
|Corned Beef Value Meal||₱99.00|
|Corned Beef Super Value Meal||₱110.00|
|Longganisa Value Meal||₱99.00|
|Longganisa Super Value Meal||₱110.00|
|Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich (solo)||₱51.00|
|Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich Value Meal||₱60.00|
|Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich Super Value Meal||₱79.00|
|Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich (solo)||₱35.00|
|Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich Value Meal||₱45.00|
|Egg & Cheese Pancake Sandwich Super Value Meal||₱64.00|
Desserts and Floats
|Coke & Sarsi Floats (regular)||₱27.00|
|Coke & Sarsi Floats (giant)||₱42.00|
|Vanilla Cone Twirl||₱10.00|
|Chocolate Cone Twirl||₱15.00|
|Mini Sundae Twirl||₱25.00|
How to Order Jollibee (Step by step guide)
For the best chicken and burgers around, you should order Jollibee now! Ordering from their platforms is relatively easy. Just follow the following steps:
- You may order through their website and access their ordering platform.
- From there, you can choose whatever you want to order, together with the corresponding prices per menu item.
- Confirm your cart and pay with your corresponding mode of payment.
- Wait for your confirmation via SMS or email
- Wait for your food, and enjoy!
If you are unable to connect to the Internet, you can send a quick SMS message to 8-7000 for all subscribers. Keep in mind that this number accepts calls.
List of Best Site/apps to order Jollibee Online in the Philippines
Jollibee Philippines – Android System
Jollibee Philippines – iOS
List Jollibee branches
In 1978, Jollibee began with five branches. The JFC has branches outside the Philippines in other countries in South East Asia, Hong Kong, the Middle East, North America and Italy.
As of May 2019, Jollibee operates more than 1,300 outlets, of which 1,150 are in the Philippines, its country of origin, and 234 are in international markets.
Jollibee’s first distributor in North America launched in the United States on 13 June 1998 in Daly City, California.
They have grown to Canada and have two outlets in Winnipeg, one in Toronto, one in Mississauga and one in Edmonton, with intentions to launch 100 Canadian stores by 2023.
Jollibee joined the European market for the first time in 2018 with the launch of a branch in Milan, Italy. London, United Kingdom became the second largest location in Europe when it launched on 20 October 2018.
They had branches in Taiwan and Mainland China, too. The first branch in Taiwan, established in 1986, was the first overseas branch. Jollibee opened its first branch in Dubai in 1995 but was later closed down. Thanks to the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the chain was forced to withdraw from activities in Malaysia and Indonesia. After a 21-year absence, Jollibee returned to Malaysia after the start of its Kota Kinabalu outlet in December 2018. In 2013, they launched their first branch in Singapore, and since then they have opened five branches.
With at least one branch in Guam, it has had a greater reach in Oceania. It had branches in the U.S. territories of the Northern Marian Islands and in Papua New Guinea.
The organization already had ambitions to penetrate the economies of Australia and Japan.
Most Ask question:
How much is one bucket of Jollibee Chickenjoy?
A 6-piece Chickenjoy bucket costs ₱380.00 while an 8-piece Chickenjoy bucket costs ₱499.00.
Which is better Jollibee or McDonalds?
In the Philippines, the dominance of the Jollibee empire is clearly evident, even in overseas. As much as McDonalds is everywhere in the country, people still opt in for Jollibee as their go-to fast food restaurant.
How long can Jollibee Chickenjoy last?
It is recommended to consume Jollibee Chickenjoy immediately upon ordering.
Can you freeze Chickenjoy to keep them fresh?
Yes, you can. Keep in mind that you can only keep it for 48 hours. In fact, there is available frozen Chickenjoy pieces for sale in selected Jollibee branches.