A comparison of Jollibee Foods and McDonald's store locations in Metro Manila as of early January 2017 shows a surprising result.
At 253, the number of Jollibee branches in the National Capital Region's 17 cities easily overwhelms McDonald's 164 stores. The figures were compiled from the two fast-food chain's websites and mobile apps as of January 5, 2017.
However, McDonald's managed to edge past Jollibee in three of four business districts--Makati City, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and Binondo, the country's biggest Chinatown, in Manila. In BGC, McDonald's even has more than double Jollibee's stores. It's only in Ortigas Center, where Jollibee has its main office, that it outnumbers McDonald's.
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Pauline Macaraeg is Entrepreneur PH's data journalist. Follow her on Twitter @paulinemacaraeg