WEST COVINA, Calif., U.S. – Jollibee continues its expansion across Canada with its newest location at Centerpoint Mall in Toronto, Ontario. Opening on Saturday, March 6, this store marks the ninth Jollibee restaurant to open its doors in the Canadian province. This Greater Toronto Area is a key target within the international chain’s broader strategy to strengthen its footprint throughout Canada.
Jollibee will join the group of restaurant offerings within the Centerpoint Mall shopping destination, located at 6464 Yonge Street. Store hours are 10AM – 11PM, seven days a week.
While indoor dining will not be offered in compliance with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Jollibee customers can enjoy their favorite menu items through a variety of ordering options, including call & pick-up, to-go, and delivery via DoorDash.
“We are thrilled to offer our Canadian fans another location where they can easily and safely access their favorite Jollibee menu items,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee Group North America, Philippine Brands. “Our passion continues to be providing our fans with great tasting food, brightening their day, and spreading the joy of eating with those who join us. The safety of our guests is our top priority, and we are proud to offer secure ordering channels that make serving our customers possible.”
With its prime location in one the of the region’s major shopping destinations, Jollibee fans from all areas of the city now have a convenient new option to enjoy their favorite menu items in addition to the existing Vaughan Promenade and Wilson Station stores.
The store offerings will include:
- Jolly Crispy Chicken: Jollibee’s fried chicken is delicately hand-breaded to create a crispy and crunchy exterior, pressure fried for maximum juiciness and marinated to the bone to provide next level flavor. Jolly Crispy Chicken is often complemented with a side of silky, savory gravy for dipping each and every bite.
- Jolly Spaghetti: Spaghetti? At a fast-food restaurant?! You heard that right. This dish, beloved by adults and kids alike, features a signature sweet-style sauce loaded with chunky slices of savory ham and hotdog and is topped with a generous sprinkle of cheese.
- Peach Mango Pie: This easy-to-enjoy dessert is delivered in a hand-held sleeve, so you’ll never lose the delicious filling made with real sweet Philippine mangoes or its light crispy crust.
The Centerpoint Mall location brings Jollibee’s Canada footprint to 17 stores total. The fast-food brand will continue its expansion across North America, with plans to open an additional six stores in Canada and 20 stores in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Since the start of 2021 Jollibee has opened three new locations, putting the brand on track to achieve its goal of opening 300 store locations throughout North America by 2024.
To provide a safe environment for customers and store team members in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-store dining at all Jollibee locations will remain closed until further notice. Prior to the pandemic, Jollibee store openings have generated tremendous excitement amongst fans from all over the world who gather to celebrate their passion for Jollibee, often inspiring multi-day campouts. With safety measures being a top priority, brand fans and curious first-time consumers are prohibited from crowding into stores but can still show their support by coming to store openings and social distancing as they wait in line to welcome Jollibee to their community and take home a taste of joy.
Jollibee’s North American business saw tremendous growth in 2020 by offering pandemic-compliant channels like drive-thru, call & pick-up, to-go, and delivery via DoorDash so that consumers have a safe way to enjoy their Jollibee meal. In 2021, Jollibee will continue offering these options at its store locations as the brand continues to expand across North America.