Filipinos get ‘a taste of home’ as Jollibee London opens

A week after its opening last October 20, long queues remain at the first Jollibee in the district of Earl’s Court in London.

More than just a fast-food restaurant, going to Jollibee to celebrate occasions has become a tradition among Filipinos.

This, no wonder why die-hard Pinoy patrons wait for hours just to have a taste home over Jollibee’s famous ‘ChickenJoy’ and ‘Jolly Spaghetti’.

Jude Belnas, a Filipino deacon who has been staying in London for eight years, shared that he waited for several hours to have his most-awaited two-piece crispy and juicy chicken meal and sweet spaghetti meatball.

“I had to queue for three long hours but people were nice, a lady gave me her ticket instead so I had it all,” Belnas stated. Belnas used to serve as a music ministry member at the Our Lady of Grace Parish in Mabalacat City. He will be ordained as priest in London on July 6, 2019.

In a recent report, Jollibee Food Corporation is set to open stores in Macau and New York by end of 2018. –Photos by Jude Belnas