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Chickenjoy to the world! Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee to open in Bakersfield


Jollibee is making its mark on Kern County. With a new location in Delano, the Filipino fast-food chain also plans to open a restaurant in Bakersfield later this year.

Jollibee is staking its claim on Kern County. Just a month after opening a location in Delano, the Filipino fast-food chain announced it will open another restaurant in Bakersfield.

No word yet when the location will open at 5220 Stockdale Highway (at the former site of a Carl's Jr.) but it will be offering up "chickenjoy," aka crunchylicious, hand-breaded fried chicken, along with spaghetti with a trio of meats, palabok (noodles topped with shrimp and egg), yumburgers and more.

The Jolibee in Delano opened Dec. 20 at 491 Woollomes Ave. #101, The Delano Record reported. It is the latest business to open in the Delano Marketplace/The Vineyard, which is also home to Ono Hawaiian BBQ and Juice It Up. Another restaurant and a Famous Footwear may open this spring in the location, which also features Maya Cinemas. 

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Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.