Orlando Jollibee becomes chain’s 87th store
Jollibee will open its first US two-lane drive-thru January 18 in Orlando on East Colonial Drive. The chain’s fourth location in Florida will mark this off-premises first. The fast-growing fried chicken QSR chain menus fried chicken Chickenjoy, chicken sandwiches and Philippine-inspired sides.
Orlando becomes Jollibee’s 87th store in North America.
Two-lane drive thru to open first
The inaugural two-lane drive-thru will service customers starting on opening day. Dine-in, online ordering and delivery will not be available on the first day. The West Covina, Calif.-based division of Jollibee noted these dining experiences will be available in the coming weeks.
Jollibee has seen success with its ongoing diversification and expansion on the menu, adding, and then reformulating its original and Spicy Chicken Sandwiches.
The Jollibee Chicken Sandwich features a crispy chicken breast fillet, finished with umami mayo, and served on a toasted brioche bun. The chicken QSR credits its popularity with the umami flavor profile, enhanced by signature Jollibee seasonings. meld together to create a perfect chicken sandwich offering. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich includes sriracha mayo and fresh jalapeños for added crunch and heat, according to a statement.
“Get ready Orlando! We are ready to serve up the most delicious fried chicken you have ever had,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, president of Jollibee North America. “From the minute you walk through our doors – or line up at our first-ever two-lane drive-thru – to your very last bite, we are determined to make every experience at Jollibee a joyful one for our guests.”
New menu items available in Orlando
In addition, the chain added the following menu items, as per its own descriptions:
- Baked Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese: A special blend of macaroni and cheese topped with shredded cheddar and baked in-house to achieve the ultimate creamy, cheesy accompaniment
- Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken Salad: Jollibee’s sliced crispy chicken tenders served on a bed of premium, fresh produce
- Biscuits: Freshly baked, warm, and flakey
Previously, Jollibee opened three locations in Florida:
- Jacksonville: 11884 Atlantic Boulevard (2017)
- Pinellas Park: 4057 Park Blvd North, Suite 120 (2020)
- Pembroke Pines:11029 Pines Boulevard (2021)
The Orlando Jollibee will operate 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days per week.
Jollibee, 11891 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
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