On Friday, September 2, the global restaurant brand taking America by storm, Jollibee, celebrated the opening of its first-ever Philadelphia location and 85th location in North America. Fans and first-timers from around the city (and state!) lined up for hours at Jollibee Philadelphia to finally get their hands on Jollibee’s iconic Chickenjoy, Chicken Sandwiches, Peach Mango Pie and other delicious menu items.
The much-anticipated grand opening drew more than 2,500 excited customers who wanted to be among the first in Philadelphia to experience the joyful restaurant brand.
Primely located at 7340 Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, the new restaurant is not only Jollibee’s first location in Philadelphia, but it also marks the brand’s debut in the State of Pennsylvania, as it continues its goal to bring the restaurant closer to fans and attracting new visitors.
Dedicated fans who wanted to be among Jollibee Philadelphia very first customers began arriving at 12:45AM Friday morning, where they were happy to camp out to ensure their status at the front of the line for Friday’s 9AM grand opening.
Among them was Marcus McClam, of West Philadelphia, who ventured to the new location to try the iconic Chickenjoy for himself.
McClam secured the coveted spot of being Jollibee Philadelphia’s first official customer—a wonderful feat, indeed.
Leading up to the store’s opening at 9AM, the crowd was buzzing with excitement as many stood in line to get their hands on their Jollibee favorites.
Fans old and new were beaming with joy as the Jollibee mascot appeared to greet the crowd, and as soon as doors opened, the Jollibee staff welcomed the crowd with friendly smiles and warm service that the brand is known for.
By the time the doors closed at 11PM, Philadelphia’s first Jollibee had served up thousands of its mouth-watering menu items to the delight of hungry fans of all ages.
The fanaticism surrounding Jollibee’s new restaurant openings is unlike any other restaurant chain.
The brand is known around the globe for inspiring overnight camp-outs – no matter what the weather brings – and long lines of patient fans.
The brand’s beloved bee mascot, famous for his cheery personality and impressive dance moves, was on hand to keep waiting customers’ spirits high, turning the line into a joyous celebration buzzing with excitement.
Jollibee Philadelphia Must-Tries
Jollibee’s marquee offering centers on its mouth-watering take on an American favorite –fried chicken, which can be enjoyed through a variety of menu items including:
Chickenjoy: Aptly named for the joy it brings with just one bite, this is Jollibee’s best-selling bone-in chicken offering that is beloved by millions of fans worldwide; each piece is delicately hand-breaded to be crispy on the outside, cooked with precision to be juicy on the inside, and marinated to the bone for next-level flavor.
Spicy Chickenjoy: Another top-seller is this fiery version of the classic Chickenjoy, which is spicy inside and out for those who like a little heat.
Chicken Sandwich: This sandwich features a crispy, juicy chicken breast fillet, spread with umami mayo, and served on a toasted brioche bun.
Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A spicy version of the original chicken sandwich features sriracha mayo and fresh jalapeños for added crunch and heat.
Lastly, whether you want to stick with your to-go Jollibee favorites or try something new at Jollibee Times Square, just make sure you also leave room for the brand’s signature dessert: Peach Mango Pie. Made with peaches and real Philippine mangoes enveloped in a light and crispy crust, it provides a perfectly sweet ending to any Jollibee meal.
Jollibee Philadelphia Details
For those planning to visit Jollibee Philadelphia, here’s everything you need to know:
- Address: 7340 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
- Hours of Operation: 9AM – 11PM, seven days a week.
- How To Order: At this time, customers can dine at the restaurant or pick up their orders to go. There is also drive-thru service, providing visitors the ultimate convenience.