A new fast food restaurant will open in Newcastle city center this week and fans of fried chicken will be in their element.
Jollibee will open to shoppers on Northumberland Street, next to KFC, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 4.
The new venue is expected to be a hit with younger patrons, selling “fast food favorites with a touch of Southeast Asia.”
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The menu includes Jollibee’s ‘signature’ crispy fried ‘Chickenjoy’, as well as ‘Jolly Spaghetti’, which is made with a sweet sauce and loaded with cheese and hot dog slices.
A new range of dishes have also been added to the Newcastle restaurant menu, including a spicy chicken burger, chicken wrap, and Sriracha-loaded chicken fries. The chain will also serve halal meat.
The opening of the chain has created 50 new hospitality jobs in the city and will be the brand’s first branch in the North East.
Once inside, guests can expect to be greeted by a brightly colored interior, complete with a service counter and purple, red, and yellow tile floors.
Diners can use digital screens to place their order before taking a seat on one of the high stools in the restaurant’s dining room, which seats up to 95 people.
Adam Parkinson, Commercial Director of Jollibee Europe, said: “It’s great to open in the heart of Newcastle, on one of the busiest streets in the north, and to introduce more new customers to Jollibee.
“For anyone who doesn’t know us, this is your chance to try the crispiest fried chicken and the best chicken burgers in town.”
Jollibee, which was founded in the Philippines, is said to have won a “cult” from fans around the world.
Jollibee bosses believe the branch will be a hit with “Generation Z” and said they expect long lines of young people when the restaurant opens.
Adam Parkinson said: “Newcastle’s student body and incredible culture and nightlife meant he had to be next on our list.”
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