Everyone’s been wondering what’s in store for the old Sizzler premises overlooking Campbelltown Road.
The good news is that #3 Harbord is going to house not one, but three food outlets. The better news is that apart from Taco Bell and a potential KrispyKreme, the third space is to be filled by Jollibee’s first Australian branch.
This fast-food chain is the largest in the Philippines, offering classic Filipino sweet and savory flavor combinations that you’re not likely to find elsewhere.
Its origins were by lucky chance. In 1975, Tony Tan Caktiong and his family opened a Magnolia ice cream parlor in Cubao, Quezon City. The outlet later began offering hot meals and sandwiches upon request from customers. The story goes that when the food items became more popular than ice cream, the family decided to convert the ice cream parlor into a fast food restaurant, which became the first Jollibee outlet in 1978. By the end of that year, there were seven branches in Metro Manila and the rest as they say is history.
According to the website of Campbelltown City Council, the Development Application was submitted in March 2021, with the following description: “Demolition of existing structures and construction of 3 take away food and drink premises and associated signage” at 3 Harbord Road, Campbelltown.
Jollibee Leumeah, or Jollibee Campbelltown as it will be officially called, will include ‘drive thru’ as part of the plans.