Filipino fast-food restaurant chain “Jollibee” is set to open its first Australian branch in the outskirts of Sydney in Campbelltown.
The restaurant’s development application was submitted to the Campbelltown City Council in March 2021, and its preliminary development drawings were submitted in October 2021. As of this month, pre-construction plans are currently in progress.
The first Aussie Jollibee branch will be adjacent to new Taco Bell and Krispy Kreme outlets in the same compound. An official opening day is yet to be announced.
Australia is home to over 300,000 Filipinos, and, in Campbelltown, they comprise the third-largest population of residents born abroad.
Jollibee, which has over 1,300 locations across the globe, is the largest and fastest-growing Asian restaurant company. It is also considered the world’s 13th largest fast-food chain. The restaurant is known for its Filipino sweet-style spaghetti and its hand-breaded, fried chicken.
The company previously opened branches in Scotland and Canada in February this year. The giant red bee will also soon make its way to new New York City locations, including Grand Central Terminal and 1500 Broadway.