Tampa Bay’s first Jollibee announces grand opening date

Exterior of a new fast food restaurant

FINALLY! Jollibee will officially open in the Tampa Bay region on Friday, January 17 at 7am. I cannot wait.



This Filipino food hub is home to some of the best fried chicken ever. Seriously, y’all. Treat yourself to a bucket of chickenjoy and you will be forever changed.


The restaurant will open in Pinellas Park at 4045 Park Boulevard, so hungry Tampa residents will need to make the trek over the bridge to visit, but it’s still closer than Jacksonville.

Jollibee is hard to miss; just look for the smiling red bumblebee.

The hub for Jolly Spaghetti, a pasta dish featuring ham, hot dog, and banana ketchup, has a massive following across the globe.

What’s worth trying when you visit?


Beyond Jolly Spaghetti, we can’t recommend the Palabok Fiesta enough. It’s rice noodles covered in garlic sauce, shrimp, crushed chicharrons and a hardboiled egg. Chef’s kiss, y’all.

The peach mango pie is handheld medley of sugary sweet glory. Yes, Jollibee is an indulgence.

A fast casual concept where I can get my ube and fried chicken fix all at once is beyond divine.

Learn more by visiting the official Grand Opening Event Page.


Visitors should note that there are some tasty prizes up for grabs on grand opening day:

– The first 50 customers in line to spend $25 or more will get FREE Chickenjoy for a year!*
– The first 50 with the best #ItsOurTurn signs will get a Jollibee in Barong Funko Pop!
– The first 300 on day 1 (plus the first 100 on days 2 and 3) will get a free drawstring bag with a minimum $25 purchase!

Who’s ready to experience the newest foodie hub in the region?


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