JOLLIBEE FRIED CHICKEN IS COMING TO LEICESTER SQUARE
We are THRILLED to see that Jollibee, Philippines largest and most successful restaurant chain has opened his flagship restaurant on the 20th of May 2021 at 22 Leicester Square, London. It’ll make it even easier for our bellies to be filled. And re-filled. And re-re-re-re-re-re-re…well you get the idea.
It’s first UK restaurant opened at Earl's Court in 2018 was a hit with thousands of people queuing up to have a taste of their famous chicken.
It was founded in 1978 in the Philippines and it all began with a humble ice cream store by Tony Tan Caktiong. It is now still family-run.
Jollibee is one of the world's fastest-growing Asian restaurant chains.
It serves a delicious crispy fried chicken and fast-food classics with a modern tropical twist and meets exceptional standard of service
It now has over 5,800 stores in 1,478 locations, and operates in 33 countries, such as USA, Canada, Italy and now UK.
It offers job opportunities for 60 Londoners, providing some much-needed support to London’s hospitality industry
Jollibee has large-scale plans to expand across Europe and North America, by 2025, it intends to have 50 stores across Europe, including the first restaurant in Spain
So far, the company has sold over three million pieces of chicken to the British people and this number is set to rise to 15 million by the end of 2022.
With views of Leicester Square Gardens and neighbouring ODEON Luxe, Jollibee chose the hot spot of West End, to serve thousands of Londoners and tourists.
If you happen to be on a diet, please don't look directly at these pictures.
Chickenjoy®, the famous crispy fried chicken made with a family-secret marinade;
Oh, and there are some very fun spaghetti on the menu: Jolly Spaghetti, made with a Filipino inspired sweet-style sauce, loaded with layers of cheese and hot dog slices;
Jollibee Chicken Burger, perfectly prepared by the team with hand-breaded juicy quality fried chicken for extra crunch. The burger is super crispy and fresh, then smothered with Jollibee’s specially in-store prepared garlic mayo, decorated with fresh crunchy Lollo Bionda lettuce and arranged in a perfectly toasted brioche bun.
Exclusive to the UK and a team favourite, Jollibee’s Leicester Square menu will also include the Tropical Chicken Burger. It’s a brioche bun packed with a crispy fried chicken breast, pineapple, cheese, lettuce and Asian Ginger Chilli Sauce. Pineapple in a burger? Yes, it’s the key ingredient and brings the tropical flavours of South East Asia to Jollibee’s UK menu.
Others include the Asian Chicken Tender Rice Bowl, Mango Coconut Sundae and Pineapple Juice.
The British spend €1.2 billion on fast food chicken per year (compared to €652 million in Germany and €700 million in France) so we can see why UK is clearly a key market for Jollibee's expansion expansion.
Right, now that we’ve got your attention by dangling a little fried chicken in front of you, we’d just like to mention that the Jollibee is back. We’re asking the nation to give it a try.
22 Leicester Square
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