Around Town

Filipino fried chicken chain Jollibee to open this year in Chantilly

An international fried chicken spot is coming to Chantilly (via Google Maps)

Jollibee has confirmed that it plans to open its fried chicken chain in Chantilly some time this year.

The popular restaurant will open at 4406 Chantilly Shopping Center in space formerly occupied by Burger King.

The business got its start in the Philippines in 1975. After expanding across Asia, Jollibee landed in the U.S. in 1998. It now has more than 1,200 locations across the world, including several in the U.S.

“Jollibee will be opening a store…in 2022 though the opening date has not been set yet,” a company spokesperson told FFXnow in a statement.

So far, Jollibee has one location in Alexandria and another in Virginia Beach.

Options on the menu include its staple — “chickenjoy” or a bone-in fried chicken with gravy — and jolly spaghetti and palabrook fiesta — pasta topped with sweet sauce and loaded with meat. The Chantilly location will also have a drive-thru.