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Jollibee to open at 4 new locations in 5 years

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In the next five years, Guam will see four more Jollibee restaurant locations.

Jollibee to open at 4 new locations in 5 years

IT'S OFFICIAL: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Jollibee restaurant in Dededo for its official grand opening. Jollibee Foods Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ernesto Tanmantiong, center, in grey suit, attended the event. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

The announcement was made during the official grand opening ceremony at the Jollibee location in Dededo by Dennis Flores, Jollibee Foods Corp. president and head of international business for Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Jollibee to open at 4 new locations in 5 years

FOUR MORE STORES: Franceen Tan Chua, managing director of Heavenly Foods, the franchisee for Jollibee, makes remarks during the official grand opening of the Jollibee restaurant in Dededo on Saturday morning. Jollibee announced that four more Jollibee restaurants will be added to the Guam market. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

Flores said Jollibee is still scouting locations for the new stores but did note that opening five stores on Guam is part of an aggressive expansion plan that includes new stores in Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada; London, United Kingdom; and Malaysia.

Jollibee to open 4 new locations in 5 years

Franceen Tan Chua, managing director of Heavenly Foods, left, the franchisee for Jollibee, and Dennis Flores, Jollibee Foods Corp. president and head of international business for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia took questions from the media during the grand opening of the Jollibee restaurant in Dededo on Saturday morning. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

“And today we are inaugurating our Jollibee store in Guam,” he said. “And I’m very pleased to inform all of you that as of today, among the 1,400 Jollibee stores ... Joliibee Guam is the second-highest performing store.”

Jollibee to open at 4 new locations in 5 years

FOUR MORE LOCATIONS TO OPEN: Local government officials joined corporate executives of Jollibee Foods Corp. at the official grand opening of the Jollibee restaurant in Dededo on Saturday. Jollibee announced that the Guam store is the second-highest performing store out of 1,400 worldwide. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

During the official ceremony with local dignitaries, including Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio and local senators, Jollibee senior management shared the joy with a $3,000 donation to Mañe'lu, a local nonprofit organization that aims to help Guam’s youth.

Tenorio, prior to the official grand opening, said the success Jollibee is seeing is "an indication that consumer spending is up."

“I think it’s also an indication that there’s a desire for this kind of chain (and) we’re looking forward to seeing the growth of this business and other businesses,” he said.