August 21, 2022 | 00:00
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino food conglomerate Jollibee Foods Corp. aims to open more stores in tCanda and the United States as part of its large-scale expansion over the next five to seven years.
New stores will open in California, Pennsylvania and Florida in the United States and in British Columbia in Canada.
On August 18, JFC opened its flagship store in Times Square, New York, taking a bigger bite out of The Big Apple.
The new store is the brand’s fourth location in New York, which was enthusiastically received by hundreds of fans who started lining up as early as 8:30 p.m. the day before.
The new Times Square store is located in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, which is one of the busiest shopping and entertainment centers in the world.
JFC Group President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong said the company was grateful to receive such a warm welcome from locals and tourists.
“As a focal point for so many people around the world, the opening in Times Square represents an important milestone in Jollibee’s journey to spread the joy of eating to everyone, and the Jollibee Group’s vision of becoming one of the top five catering companies in the world,” says Tanmanting.
Before Times Square opened, JFC also opened in downtown Los Angeles and first in Northern Virginia.
“Our landmark opening here in Times Square and our continued expansion across North America has been made possible by the continued support of our fans who have been with us since day one,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee Group. for Philippine Brands (Jollibee, Chowking, and Red Ribbon) in North America.
JFC aims to be among the top five catering companies in the world.
Currently, it operates in 34 countries, with more than 6,200 stores worldwide with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. , Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India and Australia.
Its eight wholly-owned brands are Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger.
JFC also owns six franchise brands, namely Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24 and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; Dunkin’ and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China; 80% owned by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; and a 60% stake in the SuperFoods group which owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand.