Jollibee Opens First Branch In The Heart Of Times Square, New York

August 16, 2022

News & Lifestyle section of Dad On The Move Family Travel Blog.

It looks like Pinoys living in the Big Apple are in for an exciting treat as Jollibee opens its first branch in New York City, USA on August 18, 2022. With that, there’s no more need to wait long and visit the Philippines just to taste Jollibee’s iconic Chicken Joy, Jolly Spaghetti, or Yum Burger.

Jollibee branch in Times Square in New York City, USA
THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. Jollibee makes it to the heart of Times Square, right beside Good Morning America.

Jollibee Opens First Branch In The Heart Of Times Square, New York

    Jollibee in the heart of New York

    The homegrown restaurant chain’s New York branch will be located in the heart of the iconic Times Square. The newest store opening forms part of the Jollibee Group’s aggressive overseas expansion and sustained growth in one of its key pillar markets, North America.

    Also known as the “Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is a top global commercial and entertainment hub. Jollibee Times Square will be located right beside Good Morning America and in the Bowtie, where the famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop takes place. The store is expected to attract new fans and introduce the brand to more mainstream American customers.

    Spreading joy around the world

    “We are excited to spread the joy of eating to everyone and contribute to the diverse and exciting food scene in Times Square,” shared Maribeth Dela Cruz, Jollibee Group’s President for Philippine Brands (Jollibee, Chowking, and Red Ribbon) in North America.

    Jollibee in New York City

    The Times Square branch will offer Jollibee menu favorites, including the world-famous Chickenjoy fried chicken and Chicken Sandwich–each with its own spicy variant, and other favorites such as Peach Mango Pie and Jolly Spaghetti.

    Truly a global brand

    Now with 84 locations across North America and over 1,500 restaurants worldwide, Jollibee continues to grow its presence in the U.S. and Canada, with plans of reaching 500 stores in the next five to seven years.

    Jollibee is the flagship brand of the Jollibee Group, one of the world's largest and fastest-growing restaurant companies. To learn more about Jollibee and other brands of the Jollibee Group, visit

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    1. I'd never heard of Jollibee before, but now I'm going to have to see if any of the US locations are near me. Or maybe when we travel we can check one out to try something new!

    2. Oh wow! I need this in my life! I hope I can find one near me. That chicken looks delicious.

    3. Ooh! I'm headed to NYC in January. I'll definitely have to check this out. I've never even heard of them!

    4. Wow! It's definitely be a great hit there. Jollibee foods are my choice especially their chicken joy which love by many wherever it goes!

    5. Jollibee has always been one of our favorite fast food restaurants here, so it's nice to know there is one in NYC!

    6. This is my kids favorite fast food restaurant! Their spaghetti is the best even I fell inlove with it! It is so tasty!

    7. Wow! It’s amazing to know that they are now opening a branch in NYC! My kids really love Jollibee!

    8. This is interesting, I will keep this in mind to check it later. Thank you for sharing!

    9. I didn't know about Jollibee until today! Looks like it would be super tasty! Cant wait for your review of the food ;)

    10. Nnnniiiiccceeee...I wanna have a bucket of their fried chicken already! I am so glad they've moved to Times Square as well.

    11. Interesting to know about Jollibee. I have never heard about it. Would love to visit it. New York is quite a place and is in my bucket list