Jun 19, 2024

The first Canadian Jollibee location on Ellice Avenue at Milt Stegall Drive, Winnipeg. The iconic jeepney and Jollibee mascot grace the storefront.

Expect to see more of the iconic Jollibee brand across Canada as the fast-food chain plans to open a hundred stores in the next five years.

 The aggressive expansion plan in Canada is part of the Jollibee Foods Corporation’s “goal of becoming one of the top five restaurant brands globally”. This was confirmed by Francesca Lee of Ogilvy, the public relations firm handling Jollibee’s North American sector.

Jollibee currently has three Canadian locations: two in Winnipeg, Manitoba which opened in 2016 and 2017 and one recently opened in Scarborough, Ontario in April of this year (Read: https://canadianfilipino.net/news/487-jollibee-opens-third-canadian-location-in-scarborough-ontario). The Filipino fast-food chain has 37 locations in the United States.

The country has been identified as a key growth market following the franchise’s success in the U.S. and in its three Canadian locations.

Asked whether the urban centres of Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver would be next on the list of store openings, Lee notes in an interview with Canadian Filipino Net via email, “(We) look at the density of Filipinos in each city (to) give us an idea of how big a store should be and where it should be located.” She adds that Jollibee ensures that each store and its team are ready to meet the demand of its customers.

Jollibee is celebrating its 40thanniversary in 2018.

Managing Editor
Rachel Ramos-Reid started writing for magazines and newspapers when she was still a junior at the University of the Philippines’ Communication degree program majoring in Journalism. She continued to write in a public relations/corporate communications capacity in various private and government offices until moving out of the country in 1997 to work as Programme Officer for the arts and culture branch of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. At the end of her term, Rachel found herself immigrating to Canada in the year 2000 and again searching for new beginnings. Currently she is the Executive Assistant to the North Island College’s Board of Governors in a part-time capacity.

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