Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits first Jollibee branch in Canada

  • Page Views 1602
  • Bundled in scarves and tuques, hundreds of people waited on a frigid Winnipeg morning to dine on fried chicken and spaghetti for breakfast last December 15.

    That was the opening day of Jollibee, the most popular food chain and hailed as the McDonald’s of the Philippines.

    Last Friday (January 27), it was the Jollibee staff who received a treat.

    No less than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a stop at the popular food chain as part of a cross-country tour.

    The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines has posted in its Facebook page a photo documenting Trudeau’s visit.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits with staff at a local restaurant in Winnipeg, Thursday, January 26, 2017. Trudeau spent the day in Winnipeg as part of his cross-country tour. Trudeau's arm is around Kevin Lamoureux, MP for Winnipeg North, and Cindy Lamoureux, MLA for Burrows, is in the red jacket.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits with staff at a local restaurant in Winnipeg, Thursday, January 26, 2017. Trudeau spent the day in Winnipeg as part of his cross-country tour. Trudeau’s arm is around Kevin Lamoureux, MP for Winnipeg North, and Cindy Lamoureux, MLA for Burrows, is in the red jacket.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

    The photo showed Trudeau surrounded by delighted Jollibee staff members, who were treated to the classic Chickenjoy and peach mango pie.

    Many Filipinos now living in Canada say the food, and the chain’s smiling bee mascot, remind them of home.

    Jollibee searched for a while to find the right location for its first in Canada, said Jose Minana, Jollibee Foods Corporation’s president for North America and foreign franchise brands.

    A second location in Winnipeg is expected to open next year, along with restaurants in Ontario, in Mississauga and Scarborough. An Edmonton location is slated for 2018.

    JFC is ranked as the largest Asian restaurant company in market capitalization, with a total of 3,236 stores globally. It is eyeing North American expansion as the key to achieving its target to be among the top five fast-food chains globally by 2020. It’s now ninth-largest.

    “Every Filipino wants to be reminded of the taste of home, especially during Christmas, and I think there is no other fast food brand out there that can deliver that but Jollibee,” said Maribeth dela Cruz, vice president and general manager for Jollibee North America. The Winnipeg location is the 35th in North America.

     

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 16 June 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Why basketball is Pacquiao’s passion

      It’s no longer a surprise to many that after a gruelling, day-long grind on the road and inside a boxing gym, you still see Manny Pacquiao in a basketball gym playing the game second to his heart. For Filipino international ring icon, you see, basketball is his way of ...

    • 16 June 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Bianca and Miguel’s show gets an extension

      Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix are understandably elated since their hit primetime show, “Kambal, Karibal” gets another extension. Earlier, it was announced that it will be airing until June but now, it’s extended again and it will run until August. The series started airing in November last year so ...

    • 14 June 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Yasmin as a lucky wife

      YASMIEN Kurdi’s husband, Rey Soldevilla, celebrated his birthday recently and got a surprise from the actress: a brand new Honda car worth about P1.5 million. Her fans say her husband is so fortunate to have her as his wife. “Suwerte rin naman ako sa husband ko,” says Yasmien when ...

    • 14 June 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      Kapatid ni Elmo Magalona, arestado

      Frank Magalona released from detainment with no charges Elmo and Maxene Magalona’s brother Frank was arrested in Taguig earlier today, June 4. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Frank was taken into custody after he allegedly pinched a woman’s buttocks. The victim is a VIP host at the ...

    • 14 June 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      Zaijan reveals ‘awkward stage,’ insecurities

      Known nowadays as the young hero Liksi in “Bagani,” 16-year-old Zaijan Jaranilla first became a familiar face to Kapamilya viewers as Santino in the 2009 drama series “May Bukas Pa.” “The best,” was how he referred to his experience with his debut series, “kasi doon po ‘yung naging pag-angat ...

    %d bloggers like this: