Get ready to spread the Chickenjoy this week when Jollibee opens its new location in Bakersfield on Wednesday.
Jollibee opens at 9 a.m. at 5520 Stockdale Highway, on the former site of a Carl’s Jr.
The Filipino fast food chain is known for Chickenjoy, its hand-breaded “crunchy” fried chicken, as well as Jolly spaghetti with ham and hot dogs, palabok (noodles topped with shrimp and eggs), yumburgers and its peach and mango pie.
“We are delighted to bring our delicious menu offerings to our loyal fans and curious new customers who live, work and play in this beautiful city,” said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee Group North America, Philippine Brands, in A press release. “It was in California that we first opened our doors to America over two decades ago, and we look forward to continuing to build our presence here, particularly in the Central California region. “
Bakersfield loves drive-thru, and hungry drivers discouraged by the lines at Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out down the street will have a new option at Jollibee, which will serve customers through its service at steering wheel as well as to- fetch. (No indoor meals will be offered.)
Customers can use Jollibee’s new seamless smartphone ordering app, jollibeeusa.com website, or DoorDash delivery platform to order and pay in advance.
This is the second Jollibee in Kern County – a Delano store opened in December – and marks the brand’s 25th store in California and its 51st store in the United States.
California is home to more Jollibee sites than any other state; a Torrance store is also opening this week, and more stores are expected to open in downtown Los Angeles, Ontario and the Alhambra later this year.
The Bakersfield store at 5520 Stockdale Highway will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit jollibeeusa.com.