Step aside McDonald’s, because a new fast food restaurant is coming to down.
Jollibee, Asia’s biggest home grown fast food chain is opening its first ever UK branch in a former Wagamama outlet in Earl’s Court.
The restaurant, which will open on 20 October, will be only the second Jollibee branch in Europe – with one having launched in Milan earlier this year.
The chain first started as an ice cream parlour in Manila in 2975 – but now serves up fried chicken with spaghetti, which is its signature meal.
The UK menu is going to feature a mix of US and Asian inspired dishes – including the chicken and spaghetti, which comes covered in a red sauce, loaded with slices of hotdog sausage and ground beef.
There’ll also be fried chicken with a beef patty, mushroom with gravy and rice, and corned beef, garlic rice and fried egg.
If you’re fancying something warm as the weather gets colder, sides include a creamy macaroni soup.
The opening is seen as so culturally significant for the Filipino community that it is expected to be attended by the Philippines ambassador.
Jollibee Foods Corporation chief executive Ernesto Tanmantiong told the Standard the restaurant aims to become one of the five top restaurants in the world.
‘Opening our first store in the United Kingdom brings us one step closer to realising this vision,’ he said.