The brand’s 4th location in Florida opens on January 18, inviting fans to enjoy its world-famous fried chicken.
On January 18, 2023, Jollibee will debut its Orlando storefront at 11891 East Colonial Drive specializing in all things fried chicken including its crispy, juicy, Chickenjoy fried chicken and delectable Chicken Sandwiches as well as their mango peach pies.
In fact, international food authority Eater.com recently named Jollibee “the best chain fried chicken in America” after its Chickenjoy bested 14 global brands in four rounds of contests.
Founded in 1975 in the Philippines, Jollibee first began as an ice cream parlor founded by Tony Tan Caktiong, later becoming popular for its hamburgers, French fries, and fried chicken.
We spoke with Maribeth Dela Cruz, President, Jollibee North America, about the opening and their upcoming plans. She is in town this week to make sure the opening goes as smooth as possible and shared with us some tips on enjoying Jollibee!
What To Know About Jollibee’s Grand Opening
For those planning to visit Jollibee’s first location in Orlando, here’s everything you need to know:
Address: 11891 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
Hours of Operation: 9AM – 12AM, seven days a week.
How To Order: Customers can pick up their orders to go or enjoy the convenience of the two-lane drive-thru service beginning on opening day. Dine-in, online ordering, and delivery will not be available on opening day, but will be made available in the coming weeks.
Opening Day Specials: The first 100 customers in line for drive thru or pick up will be getting limited edition Jollibee prizes and chickenjoy for a year!
What To Order – a rundown of Jollibee’s tried and true menu favorites:
- Chickenjoy: Jollibee’s signature fried chicken. Each piece is delicately hand-breaded to be crispy on the outside, cooked with precision to be juicy on the inside, and marinated to the bone for next-level flavor. Their fried chicken is also known to be enjoyed dipped in their gravy sauce.
- Chicken Sandwich: This sandwich features a crispy, juicy chicken breast fillet, spread with umami mayo, and served on a toasted brioche bun. Find out why this newly launched sandwich has been lauded for its “intense crunch” by The Takeout, and discover how the umami flavor profile and signature Jollibee seasonings meld together to create a perfect chicken sandwich offering.
- Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A spicy version of the original chicken sandwich features sriracha mayo and fresh jalapeños for added crunch and heat.
- Peach Mango Pie: Make sure to leave room for this mouth-watering dessert made with peaches and real Philippine mangoes enveloped in a light and crispy crust.
“Get ready Orlando! We are ready to serve up the most delicious fried chicken you have ever had,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President, Jollibee North America. “From the minute you walk through our doors – or line up at our first-ever two-lane drive-thru – to your very last bite, we are determined to make every experience at Jollibee a joyful one for our guests.”
Jollibee’s Orlando location marks the brand’s 87th restaurant in North America and fourth location in Florida – the sunshine state first welcomed Jollibee to Jacksonville (11884 Atlantic Blvd) back in 2017. Following the success of that opening, the brand established locations in Pinellas Park (4057 Park Blvd N, Ste 120) in 2020 and in Pembroke Pines (11029 Pines Blvd) in 2021.