Jollibee gets in on ‘Rendangate’

Jollibee’s Chickenjoy fried chicken is crazy popular in its homeland and has earned a cult-like following abroad.

Even Filipino fast food chain Jollibee, famous for their fried Chickenjoy, is getting in on the “Rendangate” controversy.

Yesterday, Jollibee Singapore posted on Facebook and said: “We don’t sell Rendang, but we do crispy chicken rather well.”

If you haven’t heard about what happened yet, a Malaysian contestant on MasterChef UK was eliminated because the show’s English judge Gregg Wallace thought her chicken rendang wasn’t “crispy” enough and “couldn’t be eaten.” Even though, uh, rendang isn’t supposed to be crispy.

Jollibee in Singapore was only one of several brands and pages to get in on the fun. So maybe MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace was actually looking for Jollibee when he made those comments?

Jollibee Foods Corporation, one of the biggest fast food companies in the Philippines, has been on the receiving end of criticism back at home.

On Wednesday, the government ordered Jollibee to regularize 7,000 workers who have been hired through third-party employment agencies as contractual staffers without benefits or security of tenure.

READ: Jollibee, Burger King ordered to regularize 7,000 employees

Check out this story in Coconuts Singapore for more fun posts on Rendangate.

Coconuts Singapore contributed to this story

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