There are 4 million Filipinos in the United States, which is the second largest Asian community after the Chinese. The location and number of Jollibee branches in the United States also mark the stronghold of Filipinos, including 29 in California and 6 in Hawaii. , 5 in Texas, 4 in New Jersey, 4 in Florida, 3 in Illinois, 3 in Nevada, 3 in New York, 2 in Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Washington and Arizona Each state has one. And as long as Jollibee shows up, it is a gathering place for American Filipino families.
Joshua David, a 22-year-old second-generation Filipino-American, whose bachelor's thesis in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, is a Jollibee-themed industry email list documentary: "Fried Chicken and Sweet Meatballs." A Cult of Fried Chicken and Sweet Spaghetti: Expressions of Diasporic Filipino-American Identity Through Filipino Fast Food. arrow_forward_iosunderstand more Powered by GliaStudio In this mini-documentary, Joshua focuses on the "Jollibee phenomenon" in the United States.
"Jollibee is not only a space for beautiful exchanges between family and friends, but also a space for many Filipino-Americans to bond closely," he said. Among the first and second generation of Filipino immigrants interviewed, some shared that the whole family would meet after Mass on Sundays Dining at Jollibee usually takes one or two hours to pass. Some people say that when they have dinner with relatives and friends, they will bring Jollibee meals to share with everyone, which is exactly the same as the "close family and community" in Filipino culture. combine.