President Benigno S. Aquino III
joined Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) in celebration of two important
milestones in its store expansion in a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall of
Malacanang Palace on Tuesday.
During the ceremony, the President congratulated JFC, headed by business
magnate Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong, for the fastfood chain’s 800th store, which
opened in Malay Balay, Bukidnon in October last year; and its 100th
international store located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
“Tunay pong pambihira ang nakakamit na tagumpay ng Jollibee Foods
Corporation sa mga nagdaang taon—mula sa 100 tindahan noong 1991, umabot na
ito sa mahigit siyam na raan ngayong 2014 sa Pilipinas at sa ibang sulok ng
mundo,” President Aquino said.
He said he is thrilled to celebrate the opening of Jollibee’s 1,000th store
in the country and quipped that he is expecting it next year.
The event was highlighted by Mr. Tan Caktiong's presentation to the
President a scale model of Jollibee Malaybalay Highway Drive-Thru store,
which features Jollibee’s latest modern tropical design concept. Jollibee
officials also presented a global store network map showing Jollibee’s brand
presence worldwide including Vietnam, United States, Brunei, Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong.