Jollibee: Filipino fast food chain opens in Skokie, Illinois
The first Filipino fast food chain made its debut on July 29 in Midwest. Located in the Touhy Marketplace shopping center (3534 Touhy Avenue), its opening day was a jampacked and we were lucky that we don’t have to wait that long when we went last weekend. The lines continue to develop and people keep coming in from different places. I know people drove hours for Jollibee. That’s how we love Jollibee.
Everyone is patiently waiting just to take home our favorite chickenjoy, burgers and halo-halo. Unfortunately, burger steak is not available until August 15. Jollibee’s menu is quite different from the Philippines because the store serves halo-halo. It won’t matter if we want an hour or more just to taste our local dishes. I’ve read online and non-Filipinos were curious why there were so many people lining outside, some recommended they should try it and we would love to hear your feedback about our food. If you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s show in CNN – Parts Unknown. There was a scene wherein he tries eating at Jollibee.
Part of our family tradition is to eat at Jollibee, rain or shine, breakfast to dinner, dine in or take out. We even celebrate our birthdays, different occasions and meetings because we love to share our moments with Jollibee.
This is also a good opportunity to come and meet together. You’ll see the excitement on their faces when they reach the cashier area. The place can’t accommodate all of us so it’s better if you order and ‘take out’ (to go). I remembered few years ago when I flew to California and Las Vegas, eating at Jollibee is on my ‘must to do’ list. Now, how lucky we are because there will be a 2nd Jollibee about to open in N Elston Ave (Chicago) later this year.
Happy Bee Day to all of us!