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Filipino fast food chain Jollibee opening in Toronto

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Filipino fast food chain Jollibee opening in Toronto

From http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/03 ... n_toronto/

[QUOTE]For anyone familiar with the cuisine of the Philippines, this is big news: Jollibee, a Manila-based fast food chain that's widely seen as the country's answer to McDonalds, is planning to open a restaurant in Toronto. The company, which already has about 30 stores in the U.S., has chosen Toronto for their first Canadian store, with their CFO saying they hope to be open here within the year.[/QUOTE]

I have a feeling ilovejaneandfinch is gonna love this. :cheesygri

The Aloha burger on Joillibee's menu might give Fresh Burger a run for their money too :-0
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I hope they open it in a Filipino area and not in the centre of downtown.
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What are they known for?

What's are some must-try items on the menu?
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote:
Mar 24th, 2015 4:52 pm
What are they known for?

What's are some must-try items on the menu?
If they offer "Mix-ins" here, Dairy Queen might have some new competition.

"made with real Hershey's Kisses" is one of their choices:

[IMG]http://outoftownblog.com/wp-content/upl ... ix-ins.jpg[/IMG]




Breakfast looks good with their "Pancake sandwich".

[IMG]http://www.jollibee.com.ph/wp-content/u ... aero-2.jpg[/IMG]

I think they're also going after Wendy's with their "Cheesy bacon Mushroom Champ" burger. I wonder how it'll compare...

[IMG]http://www.jollibee.com.ph/wp-content/u ... slider.jpg[/IMG]
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Now it's probably a matter of time until Lotteria comes here lol
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It's all about their fried chicken, Chicken Joy!

It's the only local fast food franchise to outsell McDonald's in any country that has a McDonald's in the world. Legit!
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It's all about their fried chicken, Chicken Joy!

It's the only local fast food franchise to outsell McDonald's in any country that has a McDonald's in the world. Legit!
Not the only one actually, Lotteria also outsells McDonalds in South Korea.

But of course it's not like Lotteria isn't special either... Its basically just a mcdonalds jr that also sells chicken and has mostly gimmicky burgers.

I've heard of Jolibees and will definitely try their fried chicken which they seem to be known for the most
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I failed to state locally founded anyway, so your comment is still true. Lotteria does outsell McDonald's in South Korea, but it was founded in Japan.

Either way, also worth a try, never seen it when I went to Japan, been there 4 times in the last 2 years.
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The burgers are good when I had them in NYC, not so much when I was in the Philippines. They have good combos like chicken and spaghetti lol. I think it would do well if it opened up around Bathurst/Wilson area but not downtown.
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From http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/03 ... n_toronto/



I have a feeling ilovejaneandfinch is gonna love this. :cheesygri

The Aloha burger on Joillibee's menu might give Fresh Burger a run for their money too :-0
do they freshly grind their meat on site?
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I hope they open it in a Filipino area and not in the centre of downtown.
Is there such an area? I find that Filipinos are scattered all over Toronto.

Meh, I don’t see what the big deal is. It’s a fast food place that serves NA style fast food. I can see it getting a lot of business due to the high population of Filipinos in GTA, but is this anything special? I doubt it. It’s like opening a Manchu Wok in China.
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Mar 25th, 2015 4:37 pm
Is there such an area? I find that Filipinos are scattered all over Toronto.

Meh, I don’t see what the big deal is. It’s a fast food place that serves NA style fast food. I can see it getting a lot of business due to the high population of Filipinos in GTA, but is this anything special? I doubt it. It’s like opening a Manchu Wok in China.
My area (Bathurst and St Clair) and pretty much all of Bathurst Street going north into the Jewish area is heavily populated by Filipinos. I don't know of anywhere else with an established community that can support as many small Filipino businesses.
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Mar 25th, 2015 5:01 pm
My area (Bathurst and St Clair) and pretty much all of Bathurst Street going north into the Jewish area is heavily populated by Filipinos. I don't know of anywhere else with an established community that can support as many small Filipino businesses.
Would they be bold enough to open up right next door to Harvey's? Or close by? (there's space for lease on Vaughn road, next block over...)

You know what would be really smart? Making their Pancake sandwiches available all day!! That would set them apart from places like McDonald's, which continue to refuse to offer all day breakfast.

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