The Philippines’ Jollibee Chickenjoy has been ranked fourth in the Best Fast-Food Fried Chicken list released by American Magazine Redbook, surpassing other U.S. fast-food giants like Shake Shack, McDonald’s, and KFC.
Redbook’s article, published on October 14, 2020, called the Filipino fast-food fried chicken chain the one “that’s about to take over the United States.” It linked subscribers to a New York Times Critic’s Pick rave review heralding the chain’s first Manhattan location which opened in October of 2018.
“The pleasures of Chickenjoy, as it’s called, are immediate: The sheath of skin is as craggy as a thunderhead, crannies and crunch multiplying,” the New York Times wrote. Aside from the food chain’s marquee item, Redbook also praised Jollibee’s mouth-watering selection of Filipino side dishes which were “unrivaled by any competitor” on the Redbook list.
“Chickenjoy with a side of the famed Jolly Spaghetti…grab a Peach Mango Pie or Halo-Halo for dessert. Yes, all of this is available, and actually good, at a fast food chain,” the US-based magazine said.
Homegrown Philippine restaurant Jollibee’s world-famous chicken has already received much international praise. Chickenjoy earlier made it to top 3 in America’s best fast-food fried chicken list released by FoodBeast in the United States.
Tony Tan Caktiong, the Filipino billionaire behind the successful franchise, founded the fast-food chain Jollibee in 1978, after initially starting out with a small ice cream parlor in 1975.
Today, the famed Filipino fast-food chain is taking the world by storm. According to Jollibee, they now have over 1,200 branches worldwide.
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