Jollibee opens in Edmonton to enthusiastic crowd
CTV News Edmonton
Published Friday, August 16, 2019 6:07AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, August 16, 2019 12:33PM MDT
Dozens of people lined up in a parking lot in south Edmonton on Friday to be one of the first to try the new Jollibee restaurant.
The Filipino fast food chain opened its first location in Edmonton at 7 a.m.
Some customers have been in line for days. Jordan Haworth lined up in front of Jollibee three days before the restaurant opened. According to Jollibee, that’s a record for the chain that has stores worldwide.
For others, the restaurant is a taste of home.
Verdilia is from the Philippines. She has been living in Canada for 30 years.
“A couple of years ago we drove to Seattle just to eat at Jollibees,” she told CTV News.
When the restaurant opened at 7, employees worked hard to get fans their orders as quickly as possible.
Jollibee currently has Canadian locations in Winnipeg, Mississauga and Scarborough.
The Edmonton restaurant is located at 3803 Calgary Trail NW.