Jollibee Jurong East MRT Closes After 4 Years
Since Jollibee entered the Singapore market, it has expanded quickly across Singapore, bringing its Filipino fried chicken and spaghetti to all corners.
However, the fast food chain doesn’t seem to be immune to the spate of F&B outlets closing down.
Sadly, Jollibee’s outlet in Jurong East MRT station will be closed for good on Monday (13 Jun).
Its nearest other outlet is in Jurong Point mall.
Jollibee Jurong East closure announced on last day
The chain thanked customers for their love and support.
They urged fans to continue patronising them at their nearby outlets.
Jollibee Jurong East lasted less than 4 years
Jollibee’s Jurong East MRT outlet enjoyed a strategic location on the station’s ground floor, under the concourse and right next to the Kopi food court.
That’s why the outlet’s opening in 2018 was probably highly anticipated.
According to an old Facebook post by Jollibee, the first day of operations was 18 Jul 2018.
Those who’re nostalgic may even remember visiting the newly opened branch and jostling with the crowd.
Unfortunately, the closure on 13 Jun means the outlet lasted just under four years at this location.
No reason was given for the closure by Jollibee in their post.
Closure might be due to construction
One netizen felt that the closure was perhaps for the best, as construction works are going on in the area. Another noted that many shops there had relocated due to the works for the Jurong Region Line.
According to Singapore Atrium Sale, the next-door food court closed on 31 May, so the premises might have needed to be shut down for the construction works.
Others responded to the news by asking Jollibee to open an outlet in their estates, ranging from Choa Chu Kang to Pasir Ris and Sengkang.
A comment pointed out that Jollibee’s announcement was (coincidentally?) made on Philippines Independence Day, which is on 12 Jun.
Nearest outlet in Jurong Point
According to the list, besides the one at Jurong East, there are 13 other Jollibee outlets across Singapore.
Since that post, they also opened an outlet at VivoCity in May, so there are still 14 outlets open to the public.
However, there’s only one in the West now — the one nearest to the Jurong East outlet would be the one in Jurong Point.
Though it’s technically still in Jurong, it’s also three MRT stops away at Boon Lay station.
Jollibee teases future store openings
For fans of the fast food chain, there may be some hope on the horizon.
Jollibee teased future store openings in its Facebook post, saying they’re “coming to you soon”.
Thus, they asked customers to stay tuned to their socials for updates.
Jollibee should stick around for a while
While it’s sad to see another favourite eatery go, at least in Jollibee’s case, there are many other branches we can visit.
We’re also sure the chain should be sticking around in Singapore for some time, considering its popularity.
Singaporeans will have to wait for news of more outlets opening soon, possibly very near them.
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Featured image adapted from Roy Divinagracia Garzon on Facebook.
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