LOOK: Hundreds brave cold as Jollibee opens first store in Canada
MANILA, Philippines – Wearing thick coats and scarves, hundreds braved sub-zero temperatures to line up at the opening of Jollibee’s first branch in Canada on Thursday, December 15.
The fast-food giant’s venture in Canada started at 1406 Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg, where locals have been anxiously waiting for weeks to try Jollibee's famous Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti.
On its Facebook page, Jollibee Canada shared the story of its first customer – Jason Ladera – who was in line with his son hours before of the opening. As someone who used to work for a Jollibee restaurant back in the Philippines, Ladera said that Jollibee reminded him of home.
“I miss home. I miss Jollibee,” he said.
Check out more photos and videos from the opening here:
Homegrown Jollibee is one of the largest fast-food chains in the world with more than 3,000 stores worldwide. Its first branch in Canada is its 35th store in North America. – Rappler.com