Oh my Jolly — global fast food chain Jollibee, known for its hugely popular fried chicken, plans to open its first-ever restaurant in Seattle.
Signs advertising the future outpost at the Rainier Valley Square strip mall now cover the space formerly occupied by MOD Pizza. A spokesperson for the franchise said the new restaurant is projected to open in late 2024, but the date may move around as renovations progress.
Jollibee — which began in the Philippines 48 years ago — has 1,500+ outposts in 17 countries and is expanding steadily in the area. The Southcenter Mall in Tukwila has had a Jollibee since 2010 and another one will open in Tacoma within weeks.
Eater declared Jollibee the best fried chicken from a fast food chain in the US, but it’s also known for its spaghetti made with banana ketchup. Fans sometimes line up days before a new opening — so Bee prepared.