WEST COVINA, Calif. — Jollibee is continuing its aggressive North-American expansion with six new store openings across the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this month, Jollibee opened stores in Brampton, Ont. and Edmonton and has announced it will open three new locations in the U.S., as well as a new Canadian location in Scarborough, Ont., before the end of the year.
The new openings mark the brand’s continued progress in its mission to reach 300 stores in North America by 2024. The three new stores in Canada raise the brand’s total to 13 stores in the country.
“The strength of our North American business in the midst of the pandemic and continued call from our customers to add new locations shows that people, now more than ever, are seeking great-tasting food that can provide comfort during these difficult times,” says Maribeth Dela Cruz, president of Jollibee Group North America, Philippine Brands. “Each of the new stores are opening in cities where we have seen a consistently positive response to existing Jollibee stores in the area. Our customers’ unwavering support during this difficult time gives us confidence in our continued expansion in these key regions, with the safety of our customers and store team always remaining our first priority.”
To provide a safe environment for customers and the store team in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dining-rooms of all of the stores will remain closed until further notice. Each store will offer a mix of alternative channels for receiving food, including call ahead and pick-up, takeout, drive-thru and delivery services.
“North America presents a major business growth opportunity for the brand and we look forward to our continued expansion across both the U.S. and Canada in the coming months and years,” says Dela Cruz.
Jollibee is scheduled to announce additional North American store openings in the coming months.