A few weeks ago Caryn and I noticed some work being done on a building on Beverly just west of Vermont. Well, not so much work as big signs being put up. Signs for Jollibee. At first we thought it was just another Mooby but not as clever. The following we week we start seeing more more work done on the building, which is odd because they seemed to be going to great lengths to protect the signs they’d installed the week earlier. It seems like they should have done all the painting and outside remodeling before installing huge electric signs. Since they weren’t done with it right away ruling out the movie prop theory, I decided to consult the interents for the answer to my questions. Turns out it’s a real joint, called Jollibee. Yes I mentioned that already but I’m trying to drive the point home. They claime to be the #1 fast food place in the Philippines. According to wikipedia they have almost 1000 locations in the Philippines and 24 in 6 other counties including the US. And by US, I mean California only. From their site it looks like they have laid claime to Carson, Cerritos, Daly City, Eaglerock, Mira Mesa, National City, San Jose, Union City and West Covina. Although I’ve never seen any of those.
More fun facts from wikipedia – “Jollibee is also the name of Jollibee’s mascot, a big bee in a blazer, shirt and chef’s hat. It primarily caters to Filipino taste, and has a Filipino as the CEO. It specializes in chicken, burgers, and spaghetti.”