Jollibee's UK expansion hopes gets boost from envoy

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 25 2017 03:55 PM

Jollibee CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong (left) welcomes British Ambassador Daniel Pruce (2nd from left) to the fastfood chain's 1000th store in Taguig on Sept. 25. Photo from Jollibee Facebook page

MANILA - Jollibee Foods Corp said Monday it welcomed British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce to its 1,000th store, in a boost to its plan to expand to the United Kingdom.

The Philippines' largest fastfood operator is reportedly in talks for a stake in British sandwich chain Pret a Manger, as it seeks to establish its presence in Europe.

The visit from Pruce, who assumed office earlier this year, was a "show of support" for Jollibee's plans in the UK, the company said on its Facebook page.