Ang Kalatas January 2016 - Page 8

08 SHANNON TAURUA “I think Sydney would have the biggest Filipino expat population so Sydney would be the most likely to get one. It would be great to see one open up on the GC. I love Jollibee. Fried chicken and spaghetti meal with a pineapple juice and peach and mango pie for me thanks.” COMMUNITY CEZAR TANGONAN “If ever there will be a Jollibee outlets anywhere in Australia they should put it up in the Main City (Sydney City etc.) not just in some suburban places where only limited people will benefit. Otherwise forget about it just stick to McDo, KFC and Hungry Jacks.” WILBERT SISON “Hahaha! Melbourne first! I want one in South Yarra! +1 on the Fried Chicken Fil Spaghetti Pineapple juice meal.” Should it be in Sydney? Melbourne? Brisbane? FilipinoAustralians in love with Jollibee are in an online lobby to propose the best location for the iconic Pinoy food chain when it opens its first branch in Australia. By Titus Filio The online debate has become a trending topic after news came out that Jollibee formally announced its plans to open in Australia in 2017. The news generated excitement from lovers of Jollibee. “We've been waiting for this FOREVER!!!!!!! Hurry up already Jollibee,” posted Alisa of Melbourne. “Dito sa Sydney, kasi dito pinakamaraming Pilipino?,” said Tony of Sydney CBD. “Dapat dito ilagay sa Melbourne because Melbourne is the top destination,” coun- THE MESSA MESSAGE. SSA SA AGE GE BR GE. BRINGING IN ING NG GIN IING NG INTO FOCUS FILIPINO PRESENCE IN AUSTRALIA www.kalatas. s co ccom oom m.au . | Volume 6 | Number 4 | JANUARY 2016 www.kalatas.com.au tered a Pinoy Victorian. In a recent report at news.com.au, Jollibee’s entry into Australia was announced by the company’s top execs at the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition. “Currently, we are present in two [continents], and in the next two years we will see Jollibee in four continents,” Dennis Flores, Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) vice president for international markets was quoted as saying in the report. “We are doing our best to open our first stores in the UK and Italy next year, and soon in Australia and Japan. We will continue our jour- ney with Jollibee as a truly global brand.” The company’s first Australian store is tipped to open in 2017, following JFC’s expansion to the UK, Italy, Canada, Malaysia and Oman. In Facebook, a page ‘WE WANT JOLLIBEE IN AUSTRALIA’ has Oz-based Pinoy netizens suggesting locations for Jollibee. The page currently has more 2,300 Likes. “If ever there will be a Jollibee outlets anywhere in Australia they should put it up in the Main City (Sydney City etc.) not just in some suburban places where only limited people will benefit. Otherwise forget about it just stick to McDo, KFC and Hungry Jacks,” posted Cezar Tangonan. “Hahaha! Melbourne first! I want one in South Yarra! +1 on the Fried Chicken Fil Spaghetti Pineapple juice meal,” posted Wilbert Sison. The Queenslanders would love to have it in their state. “Please open in Brisbane especially near me. I love Jollier and so does my daughter,” posted Erica. “Would love to see it here in Gold Coast,” posted Sochie in the bmag.com.au site. Wherever it is, the Fil-Aussies are anxious to put their order. “I think Sydney would have the biggest Filipino ex-pat population so Sydney would be the most likely to get one. It would be great to see one open up on the GC. I love Jollibee. Fried chicken and spaghetti meal with a pineapple juice and peach and mango pie for me thanks,” Shannon Taurua posted in FB. Jollibee has more than 1,000 restos with about 130 of these outside the Philippines.