UYE (Unofficial Yelp Event): FIL 102 – Jollibee Edition

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So my friend Raelyn and I (who are both on the Yelp platform as Yelpers and as Yelp Elites) started and created an UYE (Unoffical Yelp Event) at Jollibee.  Usually who these events work is that they get a group (mostly Yelpers) together in an informal setting (usually a food establishment like a restaurant or cafe) and just socialize and eat and stuff. I feel that since my 5 years of me being a Jollibee Kid and a Yelper and being involved in the Yelp community, this UYE was somewhat long overdue.  So we set it on a random summer Wednesday night in mid-August and there was a good 11 of us that enjoyed a jolly evening together.  We ordered and had most of the key jolly menu items to start which where: chickenjoy, jolly spaghetti, yumburger, and peach mango pie.  I always felt that Jollibee is known for three top things… again that is the fried chicken, spaghetti, and burgers.  I also feel that their main and stable dessert is the peach mango pie.  Some people think it is halo halo but when you think of it, how many other many Filipino food places have halo halo!? Anyways, after having all of that, I also ordered a family pack of palabok, ube pearl coolers (I also wanted to get the buko pandan one but it was not working), and jolly hotdogs.  I had everyone sample a bit of everything which I think they all enjoyed.  Afterwards, my awesome co-host Raelyn pulled out the winners from our icebreaker that we had earlier with Filipino/Jollibee trivia.  Congratulations to Christine, Cathy, and Mary’s husband for winning Jollibee dolls and to Doug for winning my exclusive “Jollibee Knows” t-shirt.  It was jolly fun.  A big mahalohalo to Jollibee Hawaii and Ma’am Sandy for getting us a bucket of chickenjoy, peach mango pies, and Jollibee dolls (as prizes).  We were also able to secure the back room for our event.  I would say that it ran very successfully and was glad I finally got the Jollibee UYE off! It was also my first UYE that I hosted with the great help of my co-host Raelyn.  I could not have not done it without her.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.  There was hardly a line at Jollibee or Red Ribbon.  There was other things I also wanted to talk about in regards to Jollibee and Red Ribbon and the Philippines and Filipino stuff.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Waipahu visit.  Today I came in during the dinner time night time mainly because of a particular reason.  I came over to pretty much to double check prices of the food menu items and the space that Jollibee has for an informal event/gathering that I am going to have to a group of friends and guests.  The dine in beezyness was about 20 percent.  There was no line for Jollibee or Red Ribbon.  Since it is almost closing time, the service crew has already started mopping the floors and moving the tables and chairs and stuff.  Tonight, I just had a crunchy chicken sandwich and Jolly crispy fries.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kalihi Visit.  So today I came in during the evening time with the rest of the crew after a wedding performance down at Hale Koa hotel.  The dine in beezyness was about 20 percent.  The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent.  Today I just got a halo halo since I had quite a lunch earlier in the day eating Soul Food with Raelyn B.  During our dining in, a homeless person of sorts came in and was looking through the trash.  One of the workers came in and told him/her (I couldn’t really tell and see) to stop doing and that and you cannot do that and stuff.  And then after the worker said, “Bye, Felicia.” Yeah, well all thought that that was not called for.  Anyways, other peeps enJOYed chickenjoy, jolly cripsy fries, jolly spaghetti, and more! They also now have all these new “AFFORDelicious” combos until mid August or something.  All those combos come with a free drink.  They all range roughly from 6 to 8 bucks which I think is a good price.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Kalihi visit.  Today I came in during the evening time with the homie Nic.  The motivation for our visit this evening was because Costco food court shut us out right when it was closing time.  We wanted to get some dessert after having a decent dinner at Max’s of Manila restaurant in the nearby area.  It was pretty good but obviously it could have of course bee better and been better with some Jollibee.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.  The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent.  I got the new peach mango pie ala mode which was pretty good.  It was about $2.50ish but in my opinion, it is kinda pricey.  They also have the caramel sundae as a part of their summer dessert specials.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kalihi Visit.  Today I came in on a random Sunday night because I was craving the so called “new” Jolly Hotdog which is technically not new because they did have it a few years ago which I believe  was back in 2011 or 2012 so if anything they should be announcing that it is “back” or something like that.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.  The drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent.  When I ordered the Jolly Hotdog, the cool thing I find out was that you can order it with a combo instead of it ala carte/all by itself.  I remember a few years ago, they did not have a combo with it so you just had to get it by itself.  The price for the combo is actually really not bad and it s pretty good deal that is less than 5 dollars.  So it comes with the Jolly Hotdog, Jolly cripsy fries, and a drink.  Hopefully now they have the Jolly hotdog as a part of their regular menu which they should have it as.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Seafood City Waipahu visit.  Today is a memorial day holiday.  Today I came in during the evening time to pick up some dinner.  I actually called in advance to pick up a jolly spaghetti and jolly palabok family packs.  I was going to go to my friend’s Ariel place for a crew sleepover.  Prior to coming, I went over to go get some drinks at Seafood City, specifically Red Horse beer.  It’s been a while since I bought beer.  I don’t really drink much actually since I like to keep myself living a healthy lifestyle for the most part.  Anyways in regards to the beer and food, I had to make sure we kept it pinoy style at all times.  There was hardly a line.  The order was ready just in time by the time I came.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Waipahu visit.  Today I came over with my friends Nico, Nichelle, and Nicolle.  We came over here to get a quick bite to eat before our graduation party gig at the Okinawan Center in Waipio.  We came here more so for Nichelle because like many things, she has not gotten a chance to eat the vanilla twirl yet.  The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent.  There was hardly a line for both Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  Today I got a crispy chicken sandwich with a side of jolly fries.  She should make that as a combo.  It would be really good.  Just those two items are about 4 bucks even.  If you add a drink that would be even better.

 

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Thursday, May 22, 2015

Waipahu visit.  Today I came over during the late evening time almost closing time again with friends Randy and Karen.  They wanted to meet up so I met up with them since they had businesses to do in the Waipahu area.  The dine in beezyness was about 5 percent.  Other than us, there was only one other group that was there.  Arceli from the FilCom Center was there.  Obviously, there was no line for both Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  In fact, by the time I arrived, Red Ribbon was already closed by 9pm.  I just got a chickenjoy kids meal.  They give out a jolly sundae instead of a jolly toy which is good deal! Also, I’m digging these new box containers that Jollibee USA put out recently. It’s like the Philippines kine. I’m also digging how they Filipinized their look overall from the interiors to the exteriors.  After they officially closed at 10pm, we stayed for a while.  All of a sudden they flickered the lights on us.  They said it was on accident but we just took it as it was time for us to leave and we did.  We still talked more story outside at the parking lot.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kalihi visit.  Today I came in with friends Brandon, Karen, and Randy after eating dinner at Asahi Grill on Ward.  I had some really good Oxtail soup over there.  But we came here for dessert.  We came in during almost closing time.  The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent.  The drive thru beezyness was about 0 percent and nothingness since it was almost closing time.  I just got a vanlla twirl and so did most of us too.  Brandon just got an ultimate burger steak since he didn’t eat yet.  It’s actually been a while since I visited the Kalihi location too.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Seafood City Waipahu visit.  Today I came over to the Seafood City Waipahu location with a visit alongside my friend Karen during the late evening time.  What made us decide to go was because we heard, seen, and found out that they have a new Magnolia ice cream area shop that they have out which is right next to Red Ribbon when you enter the Seafood City Waipahu entrance.  So that pretty much prompted us to go.  When we arrived there, we were bummed and dissappointed because we found out that they close at 9PM.  To compensate for our troubles and sorrows, when in doubt we went to the next best thing, if not the best thing which was of course the almight Jollibee.  I got a chicken dippers meal with rice and pineapple quencher.  I think they now call the chicken “dip ‘n stripes” as chicken dippers now.  I think that makes it easier.  I like how they give the option of rice or french fries.  I got it with gravy so that you can also drizzle it on the rice.  The other sauces were ketchup, honey mustard, and ranch.  There was no line since it was almost closing time.  We however, still got to dine in.  The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent.  And then I was pretty much right before on my last visit in regards to getting a free sundae with any purchase of a Jolly Kids Meal.

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