Jollibee dubbed 'most inventive food spot' in US

Posted at 05/05/2014 5:07 PM

MANILA – New York-based website Thrillist has featured the homegrown restaurant chain Jollibee, calling it “the most inventive fast food spot” in the United States.

In an article titled “Jollibee has the most unusual fast food in the country,” Thrillist writer Dan Gentile noted the restaurant’s fast food offerings, which go beyond the usual burger and fries combination of McDonald’s and other rival companies.

Jollibee is known for serving items such as spaghetti, burger steak, pancit, tuna pie, corned beef, macaroni soup and garlic bangus, among others.

“They are the Captain Planet of fast food,” according to the article, referring to the fictional hero summoned by five teenagers.

The Thrillist article also singled out Jollibee’s Amazing Aloha burger, saying it is “like a crazy foreign fast food item that somehow snuck onto American soil.”

The Amazing Aloha burger, which was once hailed by Businessweek as one of the “world’s most original burgers,” was featured by chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain.

“That’s a very tasty burger,” Bourdain said.

According to its website, Jollibee has over 750 stores, with branches in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Vietnam, Brunei, Hong Kong and Singapore.