There’s a new Filipino fried chicken and spaghetti fast food restaurant called Jollibee that opened in Northeast Philly on Friday. This dude was the first in line at 12:45 a.m., EIGHT hours before it was expected to open:
ye, Philly! 🔔 You know we ❤️ our fans here at Jollibee, so let’s show some love Jollibee style to Marcus Mcclam! Not only was he the first in line at 12:45 AM this morning, but it was also this West Philly native's first time trying Jollibee. Thanks Marcus for the support! pic.twitter.com/CY2bs1Abnk
— Jollibee 🐝 (@JollibeeUSA) September 2, 2022
I’ve never heard of this place, but supposedly it has an insane, cult-like following. They’re known for their fried chicken, spaghetti with hot dogs on top, and mango pies. One opened up in NYC in August and people lived on the dirty streets of Manhattan for 12 hours like it was a new Harry Potter book:
Jollibee's biggest fans began showing up at 1500 Broadway around 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday evening, where they camped out over 12 hours to be among the first in line for Thursday's 9 a.m grand opening. @JollibeeUSA pic.twitter.com/NUvo9JQbWo
— 24HourNation (@24hournation) August 23, 2022
Right now the Jollibee drive-thru in the Northeast is like 55 cars deep:
They had to hire flagger force to control traffic for the new Jollibee. Probably about 55 cars in line. pic.twitter.com/7X2HDgKNpR
— Him Von Bro Dude (@ericjawn) September 2, 2022
The chicken was voted #1 Fast Food Fried Chicken on Eater.com. Better than Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, so it has to be good. I’m good on the fast food spaghetti though:
via Jollibee website
Obviously people love it, but am I crazy to think waiting in line for something is psycho behavior? Especially when I can DoorDash it. I don’t think I’ve ever needed anything the day it immediately came out. Not an iPhone, not a Harry Potter book (read them all not to brag), the new XBox, or anything else. It’s not going anywhere. You mean I can try the same food in two weeks without waiting in line while the staff has worked out the kinks by then from the grand opening? Sign me up.
There is nothing more I hate than standing in line. At airports, at Chipotle, the bathroom at a Sixers game, or at the DMV. Now, I’ll sit in a Chick-fil-A line because those people have developed the most efficient traffic system the world has ever seen. If all logistics operated more like a Chick-fil-A line there would be no more lines. There definitely wouldn’t be a 55 car line at Jollibee right now.
With that being said, the Jollibee mascot is coming for the throne. Ronald McDonald and the Burger King better watch their backs. I’ve got a mascot that will serve me the most delicious chicken in the fast food world than buss it down:
— blogTO (@blogTO) August 21, 2018
Disclaimer: No I’m not into furries, why do you ask?