Only a month after opening its first store in Edmonton, the first in Alberta, popular fast-food restaurant Jollibee is gearing up for its first store in Calgary this Friday.
Jollibee store openings in Canada and across the globe have been known to draw massive crowds as fans and curious newcomers alike queue up for even days beforehand for a chance to be among the store’s first customers. At the recent Edmonton opening, the store welcomed 8,000 customers on opening day and the first customer was a local who waited in line for a record three days even though he had never tried Jollibee before.
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Jollibee is the largest fast food chain brand in the Philippines, operating a Philippine network of more than 1,300 stores. Jollibee is the flagship brand of Jollibee Foods Corporation’s 14 brands. JFC is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant companies with more than 4,500 stores in 21 countries.
Jollibee plans to open 100 branches in the country by 2023. Jollibee opened its first store in Winnipeg in 2016.
Calgary is the third store to open in Canada in the past month and will be the seventh store to open in the country to-date.
Jollibee is known for their signature offerings like Jolly Crispy Chicken which is made with a secret marinade, sweet-style Jolly Spaghetti loaded with chunky slices of savory ham and hotdog and Peach Mango Pie.
Jollibee’s first store opening in Calgary.
To celebrate the brand’s arrival in Calgary and give back to locals who have waited patiently for a store in their own corner of Alberta, Jollibee will be hosting exclusive giveaways:
- Jollibee will host an advance tasting of its menu for 50 lucky fans on September 19, the day before the official opening. To win one of these coveted spots, fans should head to Jollibee Canada’s Facebook page for more details.
- On opening day, the first 50 fans in line, who make a purchase of $25 or more, win ‘One Year of Joy,’ which includes a year’s supply of Jolly Crispy Chicken – that’s a six-piece bucket every month for a year!
- On opening day, Jollibee will award coveted Jollibee barong-clad Funko Pop! figures to those in line carrying the most unique banners or posters with the hashtag, #ItsOurTurn.
Friday, September 20, 2019.
999 36th St., NE Unit 1050 Calgary, AB T2A 7X6.