Sy and his father used to live in a small space until the fruits of their labor made them successful in the passing years. Sy struggled hard living in a foreign country as he had to learn English. When the Philippine economy collapsed in World War II, their store got burned down which made his father go back to China. But with Henry Sy’s determination, he stayed in the Philippines and built his own shoe business in Marikina.
Tony Tan Caktiong’s Jollibee has been one of the most admired, most copied, most innovative and most professionally-run company here in the Philippines. It has been the number one fastfood chain overtaking giants such as Mc Donalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC.