Jollibee to open 2 branches in Scotland

Published February 16, 2022, 3:54 PM

by James A. Loyola

Jollibee Foods Corporation is opening its first two Jollibee restaurants in Scotland which will serve halal meat to cater to all communities in two cities.

On Feb. 24, Jollibee will open its doors in the capital’s city center at 136 Princes Street, Edinburgh, marking its first entry into Scotland. The brand will quickly open its second Scottish store in Glasgow Mar. 25, 2022.

Jollibee Group CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong

“This is an important moment for us as we introduce Jollibee to Scotland with not only one but two restaurants launching within a month, showing our commitment to expand in Europe,” said Jollibee Group CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong.

He added that, “We are looking forward to serving our Scottish customers delicious food in a joyful restaurant experience. We know there are many in Scotland who have waited a long time for Jollibee to arrive, and we’re excited to see the local communities experience Jollibee for the first time.”

Both Edinburgh and Glasgow have a large student presence and active youth community, making them the perfect cities for Jollibee, which has seen huge success among young people looking for new food experiences.

Jollibee will soon be opening its first restaurant in Scotland on 24th February. It will open at 136 Princes Street, Edinburgh – right in the capital city’s center.

In the last 18 months, overall UK sales rose by 417 percent, with the Jollibee Chicken Sandwich and new Spicy Chickenjoy receiving rave reviews.

“The reception for Jollibee in 2021 gave us confidence that our new store design and locally- relevant menu created specifically for our European audience was working,” said Jollibee Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia President Dennis Flores.

He added that, “We are very happy to be opening on one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh and Glasgow and expect to see big queues of chicken lovers at its launch.” The unveiling of Jollibee’s first Scottish location coincides with the announcement last month that further COVID restrictions would be lifted across Scotland.

Across its UK restaurants, Jollibee has served up an incredible 1.3 million pieces of Chickenjoy since January 2021.

“We are optimistic that opening now in Scotland is an opportune time for Jollibee and will bring customers something different and exciting. Most people have not been able to try new things in the last few years, so bringing the fun, joyful, and colorful Jollibee restaurant to customers will be a great start to 2022,” said Jollibee Europe Business Head Adam Parkinson.