Jollibee’s Edmonton, Alberta location was expected to be opened sometime in 2018. Unfortunately, Edmontonians will not be able to taste what the popular Filipino restaurant has to offer until September-December 2019.
EDMONTON — It has now been over 2 years since I wrote this viral post about the upcoming Jollibee restaurant. Back then however, little did I know, that it would be pushed back to its newest opening region; which is now sometime in the 4th quarter of 2019. In other words, late Fall or early Winter of this year.
Taking a look at the official Jollibee Canada website (which, if I’m being honest, could use some work), the Edmonton restaurant is still in need of a Restaurant Manager and a Store Supervisor. On top of that, it also seems to require additional part-time and full-time crew members. If you’re interested, have a look right here.
Since then, we’ve learned that the location will not be at the West Edmonton Mall, as it was once expected to be. Instead, it is found in the business corridor in south Edmonton between Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail. The exact street address is 3803 Calgary Trail.
There are over 1,200 Jollibee locations worldwide, however only four of those are located in Canada; two in Toronto, two in Winnipeg. Being it that there are over 600,000 Filipinos in Canada, there are clearly not enough Jollibees opening in a timely fashion.
Although we hope that this estimated date-range is on-par with what will actually happen, you can never be too sure; as the past has shown us time and time again. We are unsure as to what keeps causing the opening date to get pushed back, but the owners best get whatever has to get done, done, because there is an insane amount of interest in this restaurant already. The story I wrote about Jollibee in February 2017 has garnered over 27,000 views, and has been shared nearly 11,000 times. Being a small independent news website, that’s considered viral.
Jollibee was founded in 1975, and is largely known in the Philippines and other Asian markets. It serves foods such as hand-breaded fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, fries, spaghetti, and rice.
Here’s to hoping the opening date doesn’t get pushed back once more.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.