Almost exactly two years ago, I posted about the first Jollibee branch in the United States, the Daly City branch, which opened in 1998. A slew of openings followed that and there are currently 12 Jollibee branches in the United States, the recent being the Las Vegas branch. In an aggressive move to further capture the Filipino-American market, several more stores are expected to open this year throughout California and also in New York. Anyway, among those 12 existing stores is the first Jollibee branch to open in the San Diego area, which is the National City Branch. National City, a suburb of San Diego, is one of those communities that has a sizeable Filipino population.
Based on my research, the National City branch seems to be either the 6th, 7th, or 8th branch in the United States and it likely opened back in 2000. (I can’t find the real history.) But fortunately instead, Google Maps has this Jollibee covered with their Street View images (read my blog post about Street View), which lets you view panoramic photos of streets in Google Maps. Thus, you can “visit” this Jollibee branch by following the link on the photo above, which will direct you to the Street View of this Jollibee. Try to spot the plastic mascot at the entrance! Even better, try to locate Aga Muhlach in his Chickenjoy poster.
Address: 1401 East Plaza Blvd., National City, CA 91950
Tel. No.: (00-1-619) 474-0973
Services: with Drive-Thru