Jollibee Italia: The very first “Bida ang Saya” in Europe now open

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  • The very first Jollibee outlet in Europe officially opened
    its doors in Milan, Italy on March 18
  • The store has an all-Filipino crew with genuine Pinoy
  • Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III hopes the food
    company will expand to other parts of the continent to give
    more job opportunities to OFWs

After a long wait for the store completion and not to mention
the long line outside, homesick Filipinos, other tourists and
Italian nationals were finally able to eat the “crispylicious,
juicylicious Chickenjoy” and that sweet Filipino-style Jolly
Spaghetti as the very first Jollibee store officially opened in
Milan, Italy on March 18, 2018.

“Na-excite lang ako nung malaman ko na magkakaroon ng
Jollibee rito. Pumunta ako dito kahit apat na oras ang
said customer James Abanilla in an interview with


[I was excited when I learned that Jollibee will open here,
even if I had to travel four hours.]

“I know that it’s good so we want to taste
 said Frank Fausch from Switzerland who also
said he and his family traveled five hours to Milan.

According to data from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas,
the country is home to the seventh biggest population of
expatriate Filipino workers.

And included in that data is the all-Filipino crew with their
innate hospitality which runs in their blood.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre
Bello III hopes the food company would expand to other parts of
Europe in the future and bring more job opportunities to

“It is a symbol of Filipino ingenuity. Talagang kayang-kaya
nating iharap ang galing natin sa entrepreneurship,”
said. [We can really hold our own when it comes to


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