[UPDATE] Jollibee announces Orlando opening date

click to enlarge Jollibee,  the Filipino-fast food joint will open its first location in Orlando and fans are keeping an eye on it. - Via Jollibeeus/ Facebook
Via Jollibeeus/ Facebook
Jollibee, the Filipino-fast food joint will open its first location in Orlando and fans are keeping an eye on it.

UPDATE: While an opening date of October 29 was briefly visible online for the chain restaurant, representatives of the chain said that no date has been set.

"Jollibee will be opening a store in Orlando in 2022, though the specific opening date has not been set," they said.

The aforementioned date that was visible along with other information about the store has since switched to "October" with no specified date.

Original story continues below.

The long wait for Filipino fast food is nearly over in Orlando. Jollibee will finally open its first location in the City Beautiful on October 29.

The location has been hotly anticipated for over a year, with eagle-eyed fans jumping at every new development at the property near the University of Central Florida. A billboard announced that the location would be "serving joy soon" as far back as July of last year.

The store at 11891 E. Colonial Drive was once the home of Chun Lu Garden.  The restaurant's main offerings are fried chicken, pies and spaghetti. While Jollibee is a novel addition to Orlando's many chain restaurants, it is not unknown in the US. More than 40 locations are currently operating stateside, building up a fervent fan base wherever they go.