For some, it’s known as the Philippines’ answer to McDonald’s. But for others, it’s simply Jollibee. The fast-food chain on the island nation is a fast-food joint that features North American-style fare with some Filipino-influenced dishes mixed in. And it’s coming to Canada.
Toronto will be the first Canadian city to get its very own Jollibee — and it’s happening pretty quickly. Jollibee chief finance officer Ysmael Baysa told the Manila Standard Today, “We hope to be in Canada within the year.”
Canada is the first on their list of countries and regions Jollibee will be expanding into over the next two to three years. Japan, the Middle East and Europe will follow.
Canadians can’t wait.
— Ultramyron (@ultramyron) March 25, 2015
Everyone’s like “OMG! X-Files!”… and I’m like “OMFG! Jollibee! Toronto! Jollibee! Yesssssssss! Gimme gimme!” — fyeahlostgirl (@fyeahlostgirl) March 24, 2015
Sure, Jollibee does the usual burgers and chicken but they also have spaghetti (a big thing in the Philippines — even their McDonald’s stores have it; it’s called McSpaghetti, FYI), rice dishes and their breakfasts are so bad they’re good. If you want to sample their fare beforehand and can’t travel to the Philippines, just head south of the border as the U.S. currently has 29 Jollibee locations. But if that’s not an option either, prepare your tastebuds for these must-try menu items.
Say aloha to the Amazing Aloha Champ, which is made with a pure beef patty and is topped with bacon strips, lettuce, cheese, honey mustard dressing and a pineapple.
There’s one of their Jollibee breakfasts, corned beef, rice and an egg (with some soda and a peach mango pie for mid-morning snack, apparently).
Or you could choose the regular Jolly Hot Dog or Garlic Pepper Beef options.
The only thing better than the Chickenjoy…
… is the Chickenjoy with a side of spaghetti.
OK, we lied. How about a bucket of Glazed Chickenjoy? Yes, please!
And then there are the Classic Jolly Hotdogs, which are topped with a tangy cheese sauce, grated cheese and ketchup.
You hungry yet? How about one of everything?