If you’re not sure what Jollibee is, get in line.
A queue a block long formed outside the popular Filipino fast-food chain, which opened its first East Coast location on Roosevelt Avenue and 63rd Street in Woodside last Saturday.
Jollibee, with 1,655 restaurants open in six countries, fuses American fare with traditional Asian cuisine, offering fried chicken and burgers with sides of rice, noodles and mixed vegetables.
Judging from the lines snaking down Roosevelt Avenue in what some call Manilatown at lunchtime on Saturday and Sunday, Jollibee’s East-meets-West menu might just be the biggest thing to hit Queens since KFC.
— Paul Leonard