The ever-popular Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee will be making its downtown Toronto debut with a new restaurant located right beside Ryerson University. Downtown Toronto's first and only Jollibee location will be at 334 Yonge Street - the same space occupied by Salad King, Fancy Franks, and a sushi restaurant in the past.
In its previous life, the space sat empty before it turned into a pop-up market that acted as a resdience for various food vendors. But now, Torontonians can barely wait for the opening of the beloved global restaurant chain that launched its first Canadian location back in 2016.
Once construction is completed, the new Jollibee location will be tucked between Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre and Tokyo Smoke’s newly-announced cannabis storefront in the old HMV space.
Toronto residents flocked to the so-called "McDonald's of the Philippines" when the city's first location opened up last year. Serving up customer-favourite like Chicken Joy and Peach Mango Pie, Jollibee proved to be an instant success in the Canadian restaurant market.
The company previously announced its plan to expand restaurant locations throughout Canada over the next five years. Jollibee anticipates that a whopping 100 new restaurants will be opened from coast-to-coast by 2023.
As if that wasn't enough to get your stomach growling, Jollibee also announced the Canadian expansion of the Filipino grocery store called Seafood City. Each of the locations will also house a Jollibee restaurant inside.
For a mouth-watering review of what menu items you should try once the new downtown Toronto location opens, check out Narcity's "7 Foods You Must Try At Jollibee When It Opens In Toronto" for detailed descriptions and recommendations!
We know one thing is for sure; Canadians simply can't get enough of Jollibee!