Popular Filipino fried chicken store Jollibee is set to open a new store in Manchester in 2022, as part of a huge UK-wide expansion.
There are currently eight Jollibee restaurants in the UK, with the stores closest to Manchester currently based in Liverpool and Leeds.
That could all change, however, amid new reports that the former Carphone Warehouse unit on Market Street will soon be home to its own Jollibee.
Preparing familiar dishes with a South Asian twist, the Filipino Chicken Restaurant serves a range of different dishes to share as well as individual meals.
In the Philippines he outshines both KFC and McDonald’s – so we expect him to be a hit here as well once he lands in Manchester. (We already know a few people who travel to Liverpool exclusively just to taste their chicken).
Think of fried chicken fillets, wraps, burgers, ‘Jolly Spaghetti and Chicken Buckets, plus a Bowl of Fried Chicken Rice topped with Rainbow Coleslaw and Asian Ginger Chili Sauce, Sriracha Chicken Loaded Fries, and Plain Rice and Fries Accompaniments.
On the burger side, you can opt for a tropical chicken burger (served in a brioche bun topped with a crispy fried chicken breast, pineapple, cheese, lettuce and an Asian ginger and chili sauce) , a spicy chicken burger wrapped in fiery breadcrumbs and served with sriracha mayonnaise, or a classic burger served with garlic mayonnaise.
As for the sides, think about pots of sauce of different sizes (yes, you can go for a large bucket of sauce if the standard just doesn’t cut it), as well as pots of sweet pepper, sriracha mayonnaise. and Asian chili sauce with ginger.
Elsewhere you’ll find desserts like mango and coconut and chocolate and coconut sundaes – both made with a vanilla soft topped with mango sauce, mango chunks. and coconut, or Jollibee’s chocolate and coconut sauce.
Today, Jollibee has more than 1,400 locations around the world, spanning Asia, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Described as a “cheerful mix of Western comfort food served with a tropical twist,” the restaurant has served its Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti and Yumburgers around the world since 1978.
While no opening date is currently confirmed, reports currently suggest that we can expect the new restaurant to open at the start of the New Year. Personally, we cannot wait.
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