Jollibee, a renowned Filipino fast-food chain, has expanded to Michigan. The restaurant opened in Sterling Heights earlier this month. It’s known for its fried chicken, peach mango pie, and Filipino-style spaghetti. Globally, there are 1,300 locations with 70 in the United States.

Jollibee in Sterling Heights

Customers dance with the Jollibee mascot outside of the popular Filipino fast food chain’s first location in Michigan. The new location opened in Sterling Heights on Jan. 12, 2024. | Photo by One Detroit


One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss attended the grand opening of Jollibee in Sterling Heights to talk with General Manager Earl Pono, Jollibee North America Marketing Director Nick Bedell and some of its customers. They discussed how and where Jollibee originated and what the new location means to the community.

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