Jollibee opens first Chicago store with giant Chicken Joy bucket

  • Jollibee opens their first store in the Midwest United States of America
  • The fast food chain opened at Skokie in the Chicago metropolitan area on Friday
  • Jollibee’s store at Skokie is the fast-food giant’s 34th location in the US and precedes the store’s next stop in Manhattan

CHICAGO, USA – Filipinos’ most beloved bee is expanding its coverage further and has opened another store abroad —  this time for Filipinos in the Midwest United States of America.

To highlight the event, a giant bucket of chicken joy was made available to the customers who visited their store at Skokie in the Chicago metropolitan area on Friday.

Ashok Selvam mentioned in his article for Chicago Eater that executives of the Philippines’ top fast-food chain gathered around the giant bucket of Chicken Joy to lead a ceremonial toast with pieces from the bucket.

A video showing a Jollibee mascot dancing with its red and white tux to the strains of the fast-food chain’s iconic theme song was also uploaded on Facebook showing the preparation for the store opening.

An article by GMA News said that Chicago locals can enjoy their own buckets of Chicken Joy which started on Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Filipinos in Illinois lined up for the store’s opening; delighted to finally have their well-loved Jollibee just around the corner.

Image by Shydon Solomon
Image by Shydon Solomon

Jollibee’s store at Skokie is the fast-food giant’s 34th location in the US and precedes the store’s next stop in Manhattan.

Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) is a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurants; the headquarter of which is located in Pasig City. JFC is the owner of the popular fast food brand Jollibee which is dubbed by many as Asia’s answer to McDonald’s in the fast-food burger business.

Because of its tremendous success, JFC was able to acquire some of its competitors in the fast food business in the Philippines and abroad such as Chowking, Greenwich Pizza, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, and Burger King Philippines.

By January 2015, JFC has an estimated 3,000 stores worldwide.

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