With over 3,000 stores around the world, Jollibee is a major success story for Philippines. The multi-national Fast Food Chain known best for its fried chicken (Chicken Joy) and signature sweet Spaghetti, among several other items, has come to be adored around the world.
Jollibee launched its first-ever Toronto location Sunday, April 1, 2018 with little notice and what resulted was thousands of ardent fans queuing over night for a chance to be the first to re-live that nostalgia – a taste of home. It is reported that the approximate wait time to get into the establishment was seven hours! This is no April Fool’s joke!
While admittedly the menu doesn’t offer anything remarkable or innovative, Jollibee takes American favourites and gives them a distinct Asian spin. Fans of the Brand have connected deeply with it and what it lacks in refined sophistication, it more than makes up for in giving the Filipino community a warm sense of nostalgia and belonging. We pride Toronto as being an inclusive and diverse place and there always is room for more flavours in our remarkable City!
Fortunately, our wait was only 90 minutes even though we anticipated it being much longer.
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Jollibee Toronto is located at 15 William Kitchen Road in Scarborough, Ontario and they are open 7 AM to midnight. Hours are subject to change.