New York - A Nor’easter and an early cold spell during this autumn season welcomed popular fast-food restaurant Jollibee of the Philippines at its much anticipated opening in Manhattan near Times Square and Port Authority. Jollibee has over 1,300 stores across the world. This store in the Big Apple is a milestone, it is the 2nd store in the state of New York, the 37th store in the United States and the 41st store in North America. At the opening, Jose Miñana, President with Maribeth de la Cruz, VP and General Manager of Jollibee Foods Corporation North America, made sure that everyone experienced that one of a kind Filipino hospitality - fun, heartwarming and memorable. October 27, 2018. Photos by Lambert Parong ©️ Kababayan Media 2018.