The wait is over for Jollibee fans on Guam as the popular global fast food chain opened its doors on Saturday morning, April 6.
The new store, a standalone restaurant in front of Micronesia Mall in Dededo, opened to a long queue of expectant customers.
This is the 38th Jollibee store to open on American soil and the first to open in a US territory. The other U.S.-based stores are located in states like New York and Florida to Texas, California, and Hawaii.
Some of them came visiting from as far away as Sydney, Australia, one of the locations without a Jollibee store. The first in line – a resident from Yigo – queued up for 12 hours.
Landon Laureano, the first customer in line, secured his spot at 9 p.m. the night before. He was excited even though he had never tried Jollibee before.
“I’ve seen Jollibee commercials and their food always looks amazing,” said Laureano. “Every friend of mine who has eaten at a Jollibee before has told me, ‘you’ve got to try it!”
Laureano said the wait was worth it. “It was a new, fun experience.”
Jollibee is the flagship brand of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the largest and fastest growing Asian food service company in the world. JFC has a presence in 21 countries and operates over 4,500 stores globally. Around 1,300 of their establishments are Jollibee brand stores.
Guam residents can now enjoy Jollibee’s signature dish – the crispylicious, juicylicious Chickenjoy – much closer to home.
According to a release from Jollibee, they also offer Jolly Spaghetti, their signature sweet-style sauce loaded with chunky slices of savory ham, ground meat, and hotdog; and Jollibee Burger Steak, with beefy patties served in a special mushroom sauce.
The fast food giant recently announced an accelerated North American expansion plan, which includes growing to 150 locations in the US and 100 in Canada over the next five years.
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