Jollibee Opens Its Flagship Times Square Location After Years of Anticipation

The new store is Jollibee's largest in NYC.

Photo courtesy of Jollibee
Photo courtesy of Jollibee

Getting delicious fried chicken just became easier for New Yorkers living in Midtown.

The famous Filipino chain Jollibee has opened a massive new flagship location in Manhattan's Times Square on August 18. The new store sprawls across 7,127 square feet at 1500 Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Street according to a company spokesperson.

Earlier this year, the fan-favorite restaurant announced a new location near Grand Central Terminal, and it is now broadening its presence in Manhattan as part of its North America expansion plan. After opening its first location in Queens in 2009, the beloved chain brought its stores to Journal Square in Jersey City, and in 2016, it opened a restaurant near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

Fans often line up in front of the new locations on opening day, and the Times Square location was no exception. According to a press release, fans began camping out 12 hours before its opening, and over 2,500 customers visited on the first day alone. 

Customers can stop by for a Chickenjoy, one of their most iconic signature dishes featuring fried chicken with gravy; Jolly Spaghetti, a Filipino dish with spaghetti in a sweet sauce loaded with ham, ground meat, and hot dog; and many other options. For those looking for a sweet treat, instead, desserts like Peach Mango Pie or the popular Halo-Halo will also be offered. 

To celebrate the new location, Jollibee will also be rolling out a new line-up of delicious menu items. Guests will be able to taste anything from sandwiches to salads, including the Deluxe Cheeseburger and the Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken Salad. The Baked Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese will also be on the menu, as well as freshly baked Biscuits. 

To take a look at the menu and to stay up to date with opening details, you can visit Jollibee's website.

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