If there’s one fast-food brand that Filipino kids (and even adults) love, it would be Jollibee, where it’s always bida ang saya! It has everything that Filipinos love— fried chicken, sweet and cheesy spaghetti, and delicious french fries. But more than these, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) actually has a lot more to offer to its patrons.
JFC has several brands in their roster which serve different types of food. There’s Chowking which serves affordable Chinese cuisine, Mang Inasal which specializes in roasted marinated chicken (chicken inasal), and Greenwich which has mostly pizza and pasta on their menu, among others. But there are also some foreign franchises that the corporation has ventured in— PHO 24, Panda Express, Burger King, and just recently, Yoshinoya. (Read: Hey, We Can’t Help But Relate to These ‘Kwentong Jollibee’ Stories!)
Yes, you read that right. JFC has recently announced that they opened a joint venture company for the franchise of the Japanese fast-food chain, which they own 50 percent of!
Currently, Yoshinoya only operates three stores in the Philippines— all of which are in different malls in Metro Manila. But with the joint venture, we could be looking at 50 more Yoshinoya stores in the country in the near future.
“We are very pleased to enter this joint venture with the largest foodservice company in the Philippines. Jollibee will certainly have a significant positive impact on Yoshinoya’s business in the country,” said Yasutaka Kawamura, president and CEO of Yoshinoya Holdings Co. Ltd.
But what does Yoshinoya serve that made JFC invest and franchise? Here are some of their mouthwatering dishes.
Yoshinoya Bestsellers: Gyudon Beef
Gyudon is thinly sliced beef cooked with onions and placed on top of rice. It also has a special (and delicious) sauce that many love because of its unique flavor. And Yoshinoya does gyudon beef well! A lot of their customers come back for this dish and they are always satisfied with every bowl.
Yoshinoya Bestsellers: Beef Ramen
If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to your favorite ramen dish, Yoshinoya has got you! Their beef ramen retails for half the price of most ramens in the metro, but it does not disappoint. You get a full bowl of noodles, flavorful beef and broth, boiled egg, and leeks for virtually 50 percent off. Definitely a steal! (Read: Become a Ramen Chef With This VR Game From Ichiran!)
Yoshinoya Bestsellers: Jumbo C Meal
The Jumbo C meal consists of beef, tempura, and veggies all in one plate. You have your share of go, grow, and glow in this meal, and it doesn’t hurt your wallet! And you can even eat it for dinner in case you don’t finish it in one sitting— a two-in-one deal!
Check out the entire Yoshinoya menu here.