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Famous Filipino Fast Food Spot Jollibee Is Coming to Downtown LA

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Crispy Chickenjoys for all

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The future Jollibee in Downtown
Brigham Yen
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Great news for fans of Filipino fast food: Jollibee is on the expansion path. Per Downtown real estate blogger Brigham Yen, the popular company has signed an extended lease at a new space right at 7th and Flower in the Financial District.

It would be hard to find a more well-known Filipino food brand than Jollibee. The restaurant currently operates well over 1,000 locations across the globe, including hundreds in the Philippines proper as well as in Hong Kong, New York City, and in the Middle East. The fast food restaurant is known for serving a broad menu of everyday favorites including burgers, the famous Crispy Chickenjoy and side spaghetti with sweet tomato sauce, as well as a variety of other noodle and rice dishes.

Currently there are only two central Los Angeles Jollibee locations: A prominent outlet on Beverly Boulevard near Vermont, and a second inside the Filipino-focused Eagle Rock Plaza further east. Both are popular within LA’s prodigious Filipino-American community, and beyond.

Per Brigham Yen, this new outlet will span some 4,600 square feet, and comes with a ten year lease. It’s well-situated near the busy 7th and Metro transit terminal and the redone Bloc retail development, which also houses a number of current and upcoming restaurants, including Joey and the long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse. The plan is to have construction done at Jollibee in time for an end-of-year opening.

Jollibee. 729 W. 7th St., Los Angeles.