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Two New Jollibee Outlets Opening In Northern Heartlands Of Singapore

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Most Singaporeans can’t resist deep-fried anything — popular Filipino fried chicken fast food chain Jollibee is well aware of that fact, since it will be opening another two outlets soon at Woodlands MRT and Punggol’s Waterway Point. These upcoming branches will join its existing six eateries located at Novena, Paya Lebar, Changi, Jurong East and Lucky Plaza (the latter location boasts two shops). The brand first came to our shores in 2013.

1 of 3 Icy beginnings

Initially established as a modest ice cream parlour in the Philippines, Jollibee has since become famous for its juicy and crunchy fried chook aptly called Chickenjoy, which fans often buy by the bucket. Aside from chicken, the eatery has a typical fast food menu, but with a Filipino slant. This includes burgers, soft serve ice cream, and interestingly, also a sweetish spaghetti and “burger steak” served with mushrooms, gravy and rice. Think of Jollibee as a Filipino cross between KFC, McDonald’s and Pasta Mania.

Photo: Jollibee Singapore, Facebook

2 of 3 Affordable yet substantial portions

Part of the chain’s popularity can also be attributed to its wallet-friendly prices. A piece of chicken with a regular side dish starts from $3.50, and a Chickenjoy rice-and-drink set costs a reasonable $4.50.

Photo: Jollibee Singapore, Facebook

3 of 3 Global popularity

Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, with more than 1,000 stores on its home turf. It also boasts at least 80 stores overseas, including countries like Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the US. Homesick Filipinos are known to queue for up to 17 hours before each outpost’s inaugural opening. It’s safe to expect even more outlets to sprout up in Singapore, very soon. Consider your waistline warned.

Photos: Jollibee USA, Facebook; Singapore, Facebook (main photos)

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