Fast food chain Jollibee, which originated in the Philippines, has revealed when it will open its new Leicester branch – and we’ve only got a few days to wait!
Jollibee in Humberstone Gate will launch on Friday, November 20.
It will be the third Jollibee restaurant in the UK, and the first in the Midlands.
Initially, the restaurant will open for takeaways only, in line with current Government regulations.
Deliveries will soon be available, and dine-in will follow as soon as the lockdown rules are lifted.
The Leicester restaurant – which has created 50 jobs – is opening in the former home of Select Fashion, which closed in March this year.
According to the fast food chain, Covid has been a setback, but Jollibee is keen to open the store now for takeaway due to high demand from local people.
The brand – which has more than 1,000 restaurants worldwide – describes its food as “a joyous mashup of Western comfort food served with a Southeast Asian twist.”
The menu features Chickenjoy – Jollibee’s signature fried chicken, seasoned to be ‘crispylicious on the outside and juicylicious on the inside’; Jolly Spaghetti – the brand’s unique spaghetti, topped with Jollibee’s signature sweet-style sauce, loaded with chunky slices of ham, ground meat, and hotdog; and Yumburgers – ‘langhap-sarap’ burgers, made with Jollibee’s signature dressing on a fresh bun.
The Leicester Jollibee is the first in the UK to sell all Halal meat.
Jollibee had thousands of people queuing for the opening of its first UK restaurant, in Earls Court, London, in October 2018.
It opened its second UK branch, in Liverpool, earlier this month – which also attracted a huge queue of eager customers.
Jollibee plans to open restaurants in every city across the country over the next five years.
The Jollibee story began in an ice cream shop which opened in 1975 in the Philippines.
The shop started to sell fried chicken, burgers and fries, and when these items became more popular than the ice cream, it was converted into a fast food restaurant and Jollibee was born.
Jollibee Leicester will be open from 10am until 10pm daily, from Friday, November 20.