On Jan. 18, Central Florida experienced another unique addition to its cultural landscape with the arrival of Jollibee, the renowned Filipino fast-food chain. World-famous for its fried chicken, Orlando’s new Jollibee is not only the first of its kind in the city but also the third in Florida, and the only U.S.-based Jollibee to feature a double-lane drive-through, a fitting addition given Florida’s enthusiastic embrace of fast-casual dining. Jollibee is already well-known around the world, with more than 1,300 stores in operation — 70 of which are in the U.S. — and is now setting its sights on the Southeastern U.S. market for further expansion. Let’s welcome them with open arms.
Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.