After opening its flagship store in Manhattan, New York City, another Jollibee store opened its doors in the Northern Philadelphia area, the first Jollibee store in the state of Pennsylvania.
Located near the intersection of Bustleton and Cottman avenues, it was a part of a $50 million renovation of the Great Northeast Plaza and establish a standalone Jollibee store with a drive-thru at 7340 Bustleton Ave.
Rumors of a grand Jollibee opening in the area have been going on since late 2020, but it seems that there is little progress about it, with the nearest Jollibee store in the area in Edison, New Jersey, which makes the opening of this store one of the most-awaited.
Now, it is set to open its doors to customers this coming Friday, September 2, at 9 a.m.
“Our store opening in Philadelphia was pushed and ultimately rescheduled to open this Friday in order to meet the demands of the area,” a Jollibee spokesperson said.
Widely considered in America as the best fried chicken, fans of the most famous Filipino fast-food chain are willing to wait in line for more than 12 hours, with some even camping out just to get a taste of the famous Chickenjoy and Yumburger.
When Jollibee opened its Manhattan store, it was reported that some camped out outside the store just to be able to get a taste of the food in the store.
In addition to the signature Chickenjoy, some of the best-selling Jollibee food are the sweet-style spaghetti with hotdogs and ham cutouts, the creamy chocolate and coffee floats, and the crispy peach mango pie rolls.
And with a growing Filipino community in the area, especially in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey as well as Northeast Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, this makes the opening of the Jollibee store all the more exciting.
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