MANILA -- Jollibee said Tuesday it was looking to acquire a Mexican brand in the US, as it challenges the world's top fast food operators. Jollibee confirmed to the stock exchange a Philippine Star report, which quoted company officials as saying that discussions were ongoing for an acquisition or a joint venture, which may be finalized within the year. The Philippines' largest fast food operator has over 2 dozen stores in the US and recently raised its stake in Smashburger to 85 percent for $100 million. "The acquisition of new businesses has always been part of our growth strategy. The company keeps looking for opportunities for new business acquisitions as a matter of on-going practice and it has on-going discussions with potential targets," Jollibee said in a disclosure. Jollibee plans to open stores in UK, Malaysia, Indonesia Jollibee gets US gov't approval for Smashburger deal In the Philippine Star report, Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said: "Since the start of … [Read more...] about News Jollibee eyes Mexican food venture or acquisition in US
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(THE JAKARTA POST) - McDonald’s Indonesia started offering a new, limited-time item, ayam kremes sambal matah (fried chicken with crunchy bits and raw chili relish) on Tuesday. According to kompas.com, the dish was launched in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan. “Sambal matah is among the popular sambals in Indonesia,” said McDonald’s Indonesia associate director of communication Sutji Lantyka. Sutji added that this year the fast food chain had launched several local flavours. In addition to ayam kremes sambal matah, McDonald’s Indonesia also launched kedondong fizz, a carbonated drink made of kedondong (hog plum) juice. The fried chicken set is available in two packages, with or without egg. Priced at Rp 31,818 (S$3) and Rp 37,737, respectively, the package includes rice, kedondong fizz and a choice of crispy or spicy fried chicken. Ayam kremes sambal matah is available until July 8. … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Indonesia offers fried chicken with crunchy bits and chilli sambal
The suicide bombings of three Surabaya churches by a single family newly returned from Syria, including a mother and her two young daughters, has raised fears of further attacks during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan and sparked renewed calls for tougher anti-terrorism laws. Eight civilians and six bombers died and another 41 people were wounded in the coordinated blasts, just four days after militant inmates brutally murdered five policemen during a riot in a temporary detention center at Jakarta’s Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Police said a 15th person died in an explosion later in the evening at an apartment in Sidoarjo, south of Surabaya, while earlier in the day heavily-armed counterterrorist officers killed four terrorist suspects in a dawn shootout at a Cianjur bus terminal in South Jakarta. Flying to the East Java port city with chief security minister Wiranto, armed forces head … [Read more...] about Islamic State church bombings rip Indonesia
LOMBOK -- A speedboat away from party beach Bali, Lombok in Indonesia has something to offer tourists of all backgrounds and beliefs. While it continues to attract Western tourists because of its beaches, Lombok also seeks to promote its Islamic heritage and boost tourist arrivals of Muslim travelers. The predominantly Muslim island is at the center of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, offering a great holiday destination for Muslim travelers and anyone looking for a culturally enriching destination. The Indonesian Islamic Tourism Association of West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia, in partnership with the Embassy of Indonesia in the Philippines and supported by Air Asia Philippines, recently invited media and tour operators from 10 countries around the globe to Lombok. Based on the tour, here’s what makes Lombok a Muslim-friendly destination. 1. Mosques and availability of prayer rooms Indonesia’s indigenous Sasak tribe is predominantly Muslim though the Balinese Hindu … [Read more...] about News Lessons from Indonesia: What makes Lombok a Muslim-friendly destination?
McDonald’s has been known for its creative, locally inspired menus. Last year, for example, McDonald’s Singapore introduced nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf) burger. Earlier this year, McDonald’s Korea, which was one of the official partners of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, offered three special dishes, namely Golden Potato Burger, Golden Potato Tomato Muffin and Golden Potato Bacon Muffin. According to The Korea Herald, the special dishes included potato, which reflected a taste “reminiscent of nature in PyeongChang”. On Wednesday, McDonald’s Indonesia launched a menu called Nasi Uduk McD. As its name implies, the dish offers the brand's own style of Betawi breakfast staple nasi uduk (steamed rice cooked in coconut milk served with various side dishes). Within a few days of its introduction, the menu caught the attention of food enthusiasts, with many sharing their two cents on Twitter. Tried it this … [Read more...] about The skinny on McDonald’s Indonesia ‘nasi uduk’ set