World-Famous Jollibee Now Available for Delivery in Metro Chicago Through Jollibee's First Ever Cloud Kitchen

CHICAGO, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular fast-food chain Jollibee will officially open its first-ever cloud kitchen in metro Chicago on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Situated in Chicago's bustling River North neighborhood, Jollibee Chicago River North Cloud Kitchen is a fully equipped kitchen focused exclusively on fulfilling delivery and pick-up orders. The innovative new format allows the brand to reach consumers in high-density metro areas quickly and efficiently. The cloud kitchen is at the heart of Jollibee's new delivery capability in metro Chicago, enabling the brand to deliver its world-famous Chickenjoy straight to the homes of metro Chicagoans staying safe at home.

Jollibee first announced the launch of its nationwide delivery service via DoorDash in April of this year. The new centrally-located store adds to the brand's existing Chicago-area locations in Skokie and on Elston Avenue and expands accessibility to major metro Chicago neighborhoods, including River North, Lincoln Park, The Loop and Chinatown, giving metro-area residents an easy, convenient and safe way to get their Jollibee fix.

"We are very excited for the milestone launch of Jollibee's first-ever cloud kitchen in a prime Chicago location," said Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee Foods Corporation North America, Philippine Brands. "Thanks to the unique cloud kitchen format of this new location, we are able to adapt to the current difficult environment of the pandemic while still growing our delivery capability and our off-premise business in a key market. Now, metro Chicagoans will be able to experience the joy of our signature offerings from the comfort and safety of their own homes."

Jollibee fan-favorites include Chickenjoy - the brand's world-famous fried chicken, delicately hand-breaded to be crispylicious on the outside with a secret marinade that makes it juicylicious on the inside. Also widely loved is the brand's Jolly Spaghetti with its signature sweet-style sauce loaded with chunky slices of savory ham and hotdog, as well as Peach Mango Pie, craved for its delicious filling made with real Philippine mangoes enclosed in a light, crispy crust. Also available is the U.S.-exclusive Chicken Sandwich, made with a 100% hand-breaded chicken breast fillet, a brioche bun, garlic aioli sauce, lettuce and tomatoes.

To celebrate the opening of Jollibee's first cloud kitchen and first location in River North, Jollibee will be offering $0 delivery fee for orders of $15 and above and a free Jollibee collectible for orders of $30 or more during the store's first month of operation. The brand will additionally award 50 free Family Meals to Chicagoans during the store's first week of operation through a social giveaway asking fans to share a time when they enjoyed Jollibee at home. For more information on how to enter the giveaway and other opening promotions, fans can head to Jollibee USA's Facebook and Instagram pages.

The brand will also be extending its "Notes of Joy" initiative to a string of local hospitals to coincide with the opening. Fans can write words of encouragement and thanks, or "Notes of Joy," for healthcare heroes who have been fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19 on Jollibee USA's Facebook or Instagram page. Jollibee will then deliver the personalized notes along with free meals to the metro-Chicago-based hospitals in July.

Jollibee Chicago River North Cloud Kitchen will operate out of the Kitchen United outpost in River North, located at 831 N Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL, 60610. Kitchen United is a leading innovator in the cloud kitchen space in cities throughout the U.S. providing space designed to help restaurant partners like Jollibee create the best possible experiences for their off-premise customers.

Hours of operation for takeout and delivery are 8 AM to 10 PM, daily.

About Jollibee

Jollibee is the largest fast food chain brand in the Philippines, operating a Philippine network of more than 1,400 stores. A dominant market leader in the Philippines, Jollibee has embarked on an aggressive international expansion plan.

Jollibee has more than 240 international branches including in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, and in the United Kingdom.

In North America, Jollibee opened its first store in 1998 in Daly City, California. It now operates 54 stores across the region, in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, and Virginia of the United States, and in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.

Technomic has consistently cited Jollibee among its Top 500 ranking restaurants in the United States. It was also awarded as Multinational Corporation of the Year by the Asian Business League of Southern California in 2017 and Corporation of the Year by the Asian Business Association in 2019.

About Jollibee Foods Corporation

Jollibee Foods Corporation is one of the largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant companies in the world.

It operates in 35 countries, with over 5,800 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), United Kingdom, Italy, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Panama, and Malaysia. It has 8 wholly-owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan and Smashburger), 2 franchised brands (Burger King in the Philippines and Dunkin' Donuts in certain territories in China), a 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highland Coffee and PHO24 brands.

JFC has investments in Titan Dining LP, the ultimate holding entity of Tim Ho Wan Pte. Ltd. (the Master Franchisee of Tim Ho Wan in the Asia Pacific region excluding Hong Kong); and a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless to build a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States. JFC has also recently entered into a joint venture agreement to open Panda Express in the Philippines.

Jollibee Foods Corporation has been named the Philippines' most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for eight years in a row and was honored as one of 'Asia's Fab 50 Companies' by Forbes Asia Magazine.

Jollibee Foods Corporation has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, in line with its mission of serving great tasting food and spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

About Kitchen United

Kitchen United is a kitchen as a service company that provides restaurant operators with a value-driven, low-risk way to enter into new markets, grow revenue through off-premise dining and expand delivery areas by removing barriers such as capital or technology challenges. For additional information, visit

About DoorDash

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities across the United States, Canada and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

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