Jollibee announces 100 new Canadian stores in 5 years

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Jollibee Canada
The fast food giant from the Philippines has been warmly welcomed in Canada. Photo by @filipinosincanada

Jollibee undertakes massive expansion plans in Canada

Jollibee Canada
Jollibee and the crew at their Scarborough location are all smiles a few moments before opening day. Photo by @filipinosincanada

JOLLIBEE VS THE WORLD

What is Jollibee Canada, and why are Filipinos in Canada lining up for hours just to buy food from there?

Jollibee is a Filipino multinational fast food chain owned by Jollibee Food Corporation (JFC).

JFC has over 1,200 Jollibee restaurants all over the world.

You can have Chicken Joy in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. They opened their first Canadian location in Winnipeg, Manitoba last year.

JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong was Toronto recently and spoke to media about his plans for expansion in the Canadian market.

Excuse us, what we meant to say was Jollibee’s AGGRESSIVE expansion into the Canadian market.

And no, it’s not spelled “Jollybee“. Don’t try to think of using that spelling neither, JFC will not hesitate to bring you to court. It has happened before, you know.

As it turns out, JFC is looking to proactively take advantage of the explosive growth in the Filipino population in Canada.

Tanmantiong announced plans for Jollibee to have 100 stores in Canada in five years.

Richard Southern of 680News was all like: “Whoa”.

In Canada, JFC (meaning Jollibee) isn’t quite as well known as it is in other markets, but it certainly has piqued the interest of other Canadians.

When it opened its first location in Canada, Filipinos lined up for hours in the cold for a taste of fried chicken and palabok.

Jollibee opened another location in Winnipeg before opening in the most important market in Canada: Toronto.

With three locations already up and running (and still crazy busy several months after the fact), Tanmantiong is confident that Jollibee can open 97 other stores by 2023.

Interesting, because Jollibee also operates in the Unites States of America (which has a larger and more established population than Canada). The number of Jollibees in the US?

Jollibee USA has 37.

Thirty seven stores! Let that sink in for a minute, so that you can reflect just how confident Jollibee is in the Canadian market. Good on you, Jollibee!

Jollibee Canada
The Jollibee menu in Canada isn’t complete, but the fan favourites are all there. Photo by @filipinosincanada

JOLLIBEE CANADA MENU 

Jollibee’s most famous menu items are available at all three locations in Canada. While it isn’t complete just yet, it’s getting there.

For example, the Jollibee breakfast menu isn’t available in Scarborough (yet).

Here’s everything available on the Jollibee menu in Canada:

Jolly Crispy Chicken, 2 pc (original or spicy) $7.99
includes: 1 x side, 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Crispy Chicken, 2 pc (original or spicy) $8.99
includes: 2 x side, 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Crispy Chicken, 3 pc (original or spicy) $9.99
includes: 1 x side, 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Crispy Chicken, 3 pc (original or spicy) $10.99
includes: 2 x side, 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Crispy Chicken Bucket, 6 pc (original or spicy) $14.99

Jolly Crispy Chicken Bucket Treat A (original or spicy) $27.49
includes: 6 x Jolly Crispy Chicken, 3 x mashed potatoes, 3 x Peach Mango Pies

Jolly Crispy Chicken Bucket Treat B (original or spicy) $33.99
includes: 6 x Jolly Crispy Chicken, 1 x Spaghetti family pack, 3 x Peach Mango Pies

Jolly Crispy Chicken Bucket Treat C (original or spicy) $43.99
includes: 12 x Jolly Crispy Chicken, 4 x steamed rice, 4 x Peach Mango Pies

Jolly Spaghetti $5.99
includes: 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Spaghetti $8.49
includes: 1 x Jolly Crispy Chicken, 1 x fountain drink

Jolly Spaghetti Family Pack $14.99

Yum Burger with cheese $2.99

Yum Burger with cheese $4.99
includes: 1 x fries, 1 x fountain drink

Palabok Fiesta $6.99
includes: 1 x fountain drink

Palabok Fiesta $9.49
includes: 1 x Jolly Crispy Chicken, 1 x fountain drink

Vanilla Twirl $1.39

Chocolate Sundae $2.29

Peach Mango Pie $2.49

After having visited Jollibee Canada a few times already, we would recommend picking up a Jollibee bucket meal promo; it has enough Chicken Joy to feed everyone jonesing for a taste of the Philippines, plus a little something extra on the side.

At this time, none of the Canadian locations offer delivery. Jollibee delivery menu price will be determined once a delivery system has been established.

Also, Jollibee catering is not available either. We were hoping to throw a children’s party with Jollibee himself (or herself) passing by to say hello, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon neither.

For now, you’ve got no choice but to drive down and pick it up yourself. Information on Canada’s Jollibee delivery website does not give a time frame for when delivery services will become available.

Jollibee Canada
The crew at Jollibee Scarborough got to practice their smiles before welcoming their first guests on opening day. Photo by @filipinosincanada

JOLLIBEE LOCATIONS NEAR ME (IN CANADA)

We’re sure you’re hungry now, and you might be asking yourself: “Where are is there a Jollibee near me?”

Here are all the Jollibee Canada locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jollibee
1406 Ellice Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3G 0G4

Jollibee Northgate Plaza
1377 McPhillips St.
Winnipeg MB R2V 3V1

Scarborough, Ontario

Jollibee Scarborough
15 William Kitchener Rd.
Scarborough ON M1P 5B7

Jollibee Seafood City*
800 Boyer Blvd.
Mississauga ON L5V 2Y1

*Take note that Jollibee Seafood City will be opening soon.

Jollibee Canada
Jollibee Brand Manager Dianne Yorro spoke to members of local media to talk about the company’s plans for expansion in Canada. Photo by @filipinosincanada

JOLLIBEE FRANCHISING

During his conversations with Canadian media, Tanmantiong indicated that they might be franchising opportunities with Jollibee Canada in the near future.

When asked, he said that half of the Jollibee locations in the Philippines are operated by franchisees. Jollibee franchise Philippines continue to be very popular.

In anticipation of great interest in Jollibee franchising opportunities in Canada, Tanmantiong mentioned that it will cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1 million – $2 million as the estimated range for a Jollibee franchise Canada cost.

Applications for Jollibee franchises in Canada are not being accepted at this time, but here’s who you need to connect with if you’re interested:

Ditas Comoda
Jollibee Food Corporation International Operations
10/F Jollibee Plaza Bldg.
10 F. Ortigas Rd.
Ortigas Centre, Pasig City
Philippines 1605

(632) 634 – 1111

CAREERS AT JOLLIBEE

Do you want to work at Jollibee Canada? Here are the available positions at Jollibee Canada.

Remember, you have to either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to apply for positions in Jollibee Canada.

Store Supervisor (for Scarborough and Mississauga locations)
Minimum requirements: 6 months experience as a team leader, crew leader or trainer in quick service restaurant, food service or retail operations environment.

Crew Members (for all locations)
Minimum requirements: customer oriented, energetic and friendly. Part-time, full-time and weekend schedules available.

If you’re interested, send an email to recruitment.manager@jollibeeusa.com

www.FilipinosInCanada.com

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