Finally, the All-time Filipino favorite, Chickenjoy is back on the menu! Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) announced Friday, August 15, that all Metro Manila branches will open by Sunday.
The fast food giant announced that they recently upgraded their computer systems, but had some technical difficulties resulting in a delay of distributing the products to its outlets.
Putting to rest rumors of importing their chicken and other meat products from China, the company clarified that scarcity of its raw materials was never an issue, in a statement released by Jollibee vice president for Metro north operations Jojo Subido, “We would like to set the record straight that we do not import chicken or other meat products from China. Our chicken requirements are currently sourced from our accredited suppliers such as San Miguel Foods Corp., Foster Foods Inc. and GAMA Foods Corp., which have passed our strict quality standards.”
Just last week, reports of the well-loved fried chicken’s unavailability in store branches caused quite a stir, added to that, 72 branches in Metro Manila closed, earning the #ChickenSad in social medias, which reflect the dismay of a lot of its patrons.
Although some outlets will still have limited menus, with the operations “heading back to normalcy”, Jollibee assured its customers the availability of its three bestselling items: Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Yumburger.