The media was invited to preview the Polo Park location on Ellice on Wednesday. Senior executives from Jollibee's were present to oversee the preview and to highlight other cities where the restaurants will expand to. Those cities are Edmonton, Mississauga and Scarborough.
Maribeth dela Cruz, vice-president of Jollibee Foods Corp. North America, told the assembled guests that any question of why they came to Winnipeg was addressed by seeing Filipinos at every turn when she came to the city.
|Maribeth dela Cruz|
|Jose Minana, second from left about to toss coins and candy with guests|
|Philippines Honorary Counsel Ronaldo Opina|
Full staff were in attendance including some managers who are now residents in Winnipeg but worked for a total of nearly a 100 years of experience between them at Jollibee's in the Philippines before emigrating to Canada.
|Very experienced managers at Jolibee's Ellice|
The Jollibee mascot showed up at the end and a massive bucket of chicken was distributed to guests who exited into a cold afternoon with their Jolly Crispy Chicken.