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Jollibee to open store in Times Square, New York

Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) on Friday announced it will open a store at the iconic Times Square in New York City.

In a statement, JFC said its Jollibee store in Times Square will be opened on August 18, 2022.

The Jollibee Times Square will be located right beside Good Morning America and the Bow Tie, where the famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop takes place, it said.

The fast-food chain said the latest store opening forms part of the JFC’s aggressive overseas expansion and sustained growth in one of its key pillar markets, North America.

The store is expected to attract new fans and introduce the brand to more mainstream American customers, according to JFC.

“We are excited to spread the joy of eating to everyone and contribute to the diverse and exciting food scene in Times Square,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, JFC’s president for Philippine Brands —Jollibee, Chowking, and Red Ribbon— in North America.

The fast-food chain said the Times Square branch will offer Jollibee menu favorites, including the world-famous Chickenjoy fried chicken and Chicken Sandwich–each with its own spicy variant, and other favorites such as Peach Mango Pie and Jolly Spaghetti.

JFC said it now has 84 locations across North America and over 1,500 restaurants worldwide.

The fast-chain said it continues to grow its presence in the US and Canada, with plans of reaching 500 stores in the next five to seven years.—AOL, GMA News