Over 5,000 line up for Jollibee’s first Vancouver branch in Canada

Image: Jollibee
Image: Jollibee

Jollibee is clearly on a roll. After its first location in Scotland opened to much fanfare in Edinburgh last week, the beloved Filipino fast-food chain received a warm welcome in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada as over 5,000 customers reportedly waited in line to get a taste of its famous Jolly Crispy Chicken (what Chickenjoy is called in North America) and Jolly Spaghetti.

While Jollibee now has 23 outlets across Canada, its Vancouver branch on Granville Street is its first in the province of British Columbia — where the Filipino community is one of the most visible Asian-Canadian groups.

Some 123,000 people of Filipino descent live in metro Vancouver, according to the 2016 Canadian census.

Customers reportedly lined up the night before opening day, camping out hours before the store opened its doors to Vancouver residents for the first time.

In the morning of its opening day, fans danced around with the famous Jollibee mascot, sporting a chef’s hat and a red tuxedo jacket.

B.C. is the fifth province in Canada with a Jollibee outlet. The chain hopes to open 100 branches in Canada within the next five years.

READ: ‘It’s here, bruh’: Scotland’s first Jollibee greeted by long lines in Edinburgh

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