Jollibee plans to open its fried chicken restaurant in Chantilly the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, according to signs posted on the fast food restaurant’s window.
Work has been underway on the building at 4406 Chantilly Shopping Center, and it looked like it would open this summer but didn’t. The site used to be a Burger King. The Chantilly Shopping Center is where Walmart and the Dulles Expo Center are located.
Signs now say training is taking place.
When Jollibee opens on November 21, you’ll be able to eat in or drive-thru at the Chantilly location.
Jollibee, part of the Jollibee Foods Corp., serves chicken (original and spicy), spaghetti, and burgers. Its chicken comes in buckets, as meals or sandwiches, and as chicken tenders.
When one of its Filipino restaurants opened on Beauregard Street in Alexandria in the Plaza at Landmark last year, people waited two hours to get in to try its juicy signature fried chicken, which is called Chickenjoy.
The chain, which has a sort of cult following, first made its U.S. debut in 1998. The only other location in the DMV is in Wheaton, Maryland.
Feature image by Colleen Kelleher
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