Popular Jollibee fried chicken restaurant set to open in Newcastle City Centre

The Filipino eatery will offer Northumberland Street shoppers another fast food option.

A new fast food restaurant serving chicken, spaghetti and burgers is set to open in Northumberland Street in November.

Jollibee, a chain which began in the Philippines in the 1970s, already has three stores across the UK but is expanding into the North East later this year.

The chain’s existing sites can be found in London, Liverpool, Leeds and Leicester with further stores opening in Reading, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Popular fast food restaurant Jollibee is opening in Northumberland Street this November.

Looking to add something different to the chains we all see across the UK, Jollibee offers a diverse menu, which they say offers “a joyous mashup of Western comfort food served with a tropical twist.”

The menu at the new site will replicate what is on offer at the chain’s other eateries across the UK with a wide range of chicken options including family buckets and boxes in addition to burgers with Jollibee’s own sauce, rice bowls, spaghetti and loaded fries. The brand have also said all food will be halal.

Jollibee is best known for its fried chicken and the way the food is marinated is a trade secret and is one of the reasons for a surprising cult-like following revolving around the chain across Asia.

This has led to superfans camping out for up to two days ahead of grand openings of new stores across the world, and fans won’t need to wait much longer for the Newcastle branch to open its doors with the big opening set to be on November 4.

The first 100 customers at the Northumberland Street site will receive a free gift bag. The restaurant’s mascot and a photobooth will also be present for customers.

Home delivery from the site will not be available from the site’s opening day, but the brand has teased it is working on a system for the future.

The UK is one of only three European nations to host a Jollibee branch with the restaurant also being found in Spain and Italy. The brand is yet to open a site in Central and Southern America and Africa.