We can’t believe it but we are seeing it. Jollibee bested other food conglomerates and entities around the world after it was hailed the ‘Best International Fastfood Chain’ and it seems like the world is slowly embracing anything Filipino. The recognition was made by Thrillist.com a respected media group that ranks any thing that is related to food.
Who would think that Jollibee will catch this much coveted crown where it was a mere milkshake bar back in my childhood days in Makati.
With this much attention, could we actually see a bill passed in congress and declare Jollibee as THE national fastfood chain of our hospitable country? Who knows? Why not? If we’re passionate enough to celebrate almost any thing in our town to just create a happening, why not do something just to make us more proud of our heritage. And speaking of heritage, Italians would probably ban Jollibee in their country because it would potentially change the way they know how Spaghetti tastes like. Imagine, sweet spaghetti like no other person would thought it possible. Crazy.
We at Crossroads Hostel Manila are united in congratulating Jollibee for getting the world’s attention and I must say that it is also because of the Filipinos’ penchant for that crazy, dancing, happy bee mascot that really got the attention of the world to take a second look and see what makes Filipino tick because if it’s good enough for Pinoys, it must be good enough for Westerners, Asians, Europeans, Australians, and soon enough Africans.
If you’re traveling to the Philippines soon and you will visit Mt. Pinatubo or the Banawe Rice Terraces, don’t forget to do a side trip and do a selfie beside the jolly mascot called Jollibee. Indeed, it’s a national treasure that more travelers in the country should try at least one. Beats eating Balut if you know what we mean.
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