Jollibee set to open first store in Downtown Los Angeles
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA. 29 April 2022 – The Jollibee Group is sustaining its growth momentum overseas, as it continues to hit its aggressive global expansion targets in North America with more store openings scheduled in 2022.
Jollibee is set to open its first branch in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in the second quarter of this year and plans to open a second location in West Covina, California, by second semester of the year. West Covina is also home to the brand’s North American headquarters.
The DTLA location joins Jollibee’s two existing restaurants in the Metro Los Angeles area—3821 Beverly Blvd. (East Hollywood) and 2700 Colorado Blvd. (Eagle Rock)—and marks the brand’s 57th store in the U.S.
“Southern California has been and will continue to be a key growth area for the brand,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, Business Group Head, Jollibee North America. California is also home to Jollibee’s first U.S. location, which opened in Daly City in 1998 and remains one of its best performing locations in the country.
Primely located at 729 West 7th Street in the heart of the city’s Financial District, the new Jollibee in DTLA is situated at the Corner 7th and Flower St. across the Bloc, a prominent shopping destination for residents, office workers, and visitors.
“We couldn’t wait a moment longer to open our doors in one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse metropolitan hubs that boasts such a strong sense of community among those who live and work in Downtown Los Angeles,” said Dela Cruz.
Jollibee’s new location adds an element of excitement and a sign of revitalization for an area that is actively recovering from the pandemic.
“We look forward to contributing to the vibrant food scene that exists here and serving our signature dishes to local residents and visitors from across the country and the globe, as tourism returns to the city in full force,” added Dela Cruz.
Jollibee’s mission is to serve great-tasting food at a great value that is always served with joy. Its DTLA branch will serve Jollibee’s “must try” menu items, which include its world-famous Chickenjoy fried chicken (called Jolly Crispy Chicken in Canada) and Chicken Sandwich – each with its own spicy variant – as well as the Jolly Spaghetti and the refreshing Peach Mango Pie.
Operating more than 1,500 restaurants across 17 countries, Jollibee’s global popularity spans its native Asia, as well as the Middle East, Europe, and North America. To learn more about Jollibee and other brands of the Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com.
About Jollibee Group
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 33 countries, with close to 6,000 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, and India.
Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); six franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; Dunkin’ and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; and 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24.
Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States. It has also acquired 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand.
Jollibee Group was named the Philippines’ most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia’s Fab 50 Companies and among the World’s Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.
Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.
To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com