Tony Tan Caktiong is the president of Jollibee Foods Corporation. Jollibee is began as a two-branch ice cream parlor in 1975 offering hot meals and sandwiches, became incorporated in 1978 with seven outlets to explore the possibilities of a hamburger concept. Thus was born the company that revolutionized fast food in the Philippines.
In 1984, Jollibee hit the P500 million sales mark, landing in the Top 500 Philippine Corporations. In 1987, barely 10 years in the business, Jollibee landed into the country's Top 100 Corporations. It became the first Philippine fast food chain to break the P1 billion sales mark in 1989. In 1993, Jollibee became the first food service company to be listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange; thus broadening its capitalization and laying the groundwork for sustained expansion locally and beyond the Philippines. Serving The Customers
At Jollibee, customer service was given a lot of importance. In fact, customer service was one of the key result areas (KRAs) on which employees were evaluated at the company. The importance given to this issue was also reflected in the company's corporate mission and vision statements (Refer Table I for Jollibee's values, mission and vision statements). The company advertised extensively through the print as well as the electronic media. While the national-level campaigns were handled centrally, local promotions were managed and implemented by individual stores... *Serving The Employees
At Jollibee, employees received extensive training so that they could learn the corporate values of integrity and humility. The company reportedly had a 'family-like' atmosphere at work, which gave the employees a sense of belonging and togetherness. Not surprisingly, Jollibee was ranked 16th in Asia and 1st in the Philippines in a 'best employers' survey conducted by Hewitt Associates, The Asian Wall Street Journal and FEER in September 2001. Claro F Certeza, Jollibee's Vice...