Jollibee Food Corporation

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Jollibee Foods Corporation

Charles A. Rarick, Ph.D.
Gideon Falk, Ph.D
Casimir Barczyk, Ph.D.
Purdue University Calumet


The Pilipino Company, Jollibee, is imitating McDonald’s in some ways but has its own twist on offering unique products that emphasize local spices and local taste preferences. This fast growing restaurant chain has benefited from the increased demand for fast food in East Asia and has developed a unique business strategy. This case examines Jollibee’s success and how the company is successfully competing with McDonald’s. With its rapid growth, the company is now ready to expand to the rest of the world.


Jollibee Foods Corporation, known distinctively by its red and yellow bumble bee mascot, operates a number of concept restaurants in the Philippines and beyond. From its core business, a McDonald's-like restaurant, Jollibee has expanded into a pizza chain, fast food Chinese restaurants, bakeries, breakfast bars, and a tea house. The company competes well with multinationals in the Philippines, and has begun a large expansion into the international market, including China and the United States. Jollibee, the original flagship brand, together with its additional product concepts, dreams of becoming a global powerhouse in the restaurant industry.


The Republic of the Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia consisting of over 7,000 islands. The Philippines was “discovered” by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, who claimed the islands for Spain. While Magellan met his death soon after arriving in the Philippines, the country was under Spanish control for a few hundred years. The Philippines came under the rule of the United States in 1898 when Admiral Dewey defeated the Spanish and Spain ceded the islands under the Treaty of Paris. While Tagalog, or Filipino, is the official language of the…...

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