Photo: Jollibee Singapore Facebook
Fried chicken lovers have a new spot to favour as Filipino fast food chain, Jollibee, landed today on Singapore's shores.
With over 750 outlets in the Philippines and a presence in countries such as the USA, Vietnam, Brunei, Hong Kong and the Middle East, Jollibee's first Singapore store will be (where else?) Lucky Plaza.
Although famed for their fried chicken dish, Chickenjoy ($2.80 for one piece of chicken served with rice), other favourites on their menu include the Yumburger ($4.40 as part of a value meal served with a drink and a side of fries) – beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese in a bun – and the Jollibee spaghetti ($3), served with a sweet tomato sauce with ham (sorry guys it's not Spam) and sausages.
Crowds gather at the sixth floor of Lucky Plaza | Photo: Gregory Leow
Snaking queus form outside the outlet on opening day | Photo: Gregory Leow
Fans thronged the Lucky Plaza outlet on opening day to get a taste of the famous fried chicken, with at least 200-people strong (and growing) when we went down. Undeterred by the recent backlash on their Facebook page, where an online argument broke out over the store's willingness to employ foreign workers, the 300-seater restaurant has been filled to capacity as it threw open its doors to queues of hungry diners eagerly awaiting their Jollibee fix.
Jollibee | Address: #06-048A Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road | Tel: 67355117 | Opening hours: Daily 9am-9pm