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World-Famous Filipino Chain Jollibee Plans to Dominate LA’s Fast Food Scene

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Plus new sushi, new coffee, and lots of food parties

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More to come

Jollibee is set to make some big inroads into the Los Angeles market. The Filipino fast food brand has for years maintained a handful of local locations, but now per KCRW they’re looking to expand in a big way, starting with a brand new West Covina headquarters. Reps for the restaurant tell KCRW that they are looking to triple the number of domestic outlets in just four short years, adding that “Los Angeles is a key hub” for that expansion. The company already announced an expansion into Downtown, and – even more remarkably – recently bought Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outright.

Sushi rolls to rule them all

It looks like new Downtown hand roll sushi bar HRB is now open. That’s per TimeOut, which notes the pared-down counter seating restaurant is also headed for the Westside next.

Coming attractions

Mexico City restaurant La Docena will be cooking at Alice at the 1Hotel this weekend, starting with a $75 prix fixe Friday night dinner and ending with a Sunday brunch as part of the Tun Tun Fest this weekend. Expect lots of seafood, and cocktails from Mike Lay (Bon Temps).

Beer and food, what a combo

The Los Angeles Beer & Food Festival is back at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia this weekend. Tickets for the event start at $40, with unlimited craft beer tastings and food from more than a dozen different restaurants.

Hear them speak

The latest episode of Table Setting is here, and it features none other than Lien Ta and Jonathan Whitener e Here’s Looking at You. The pair discuss their struggles, growth, and the coming of their second creation All Day Baby, landing soon in Silver Lake.

The burger grind

Burgerdaddy is popping up at Highly Likely in West Adams this Saturday. Expect cheeseburgers, fries, and more starting at 5 p.m.

This horse runs

San Diego’s Dark Horse Coffee Roasters is up and running at Steelcraft Garden Grove. The company roasts out of San Diego and uses Mr. Holmes Bakehouse pastries, and keeps hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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