Leaked plans have confirmed that Jollibee, a Filipino fast-food chain dubbed the McDonalds of the Philippines, will open its first restaurant in Winnipeg.
It will be located at 1400 St. James Street by McDonalds and Starbucks. They are famous for their pineapple-topped hamburgers, peach-mango pie and “Chickenjoy” fried chicken.
There are 662,605 Canadians with ethnic origins in the Philippines. Winnipeg has the third largest Filipino community in Canada by total population, and the largest by percentage (8.7%).
As of January 2015, there are more than 3,000 Jollibee restaurants worldwide.