Global Boba Tea Brand Happy Lemon Will Open Branch Within Westfield UTC

March 9, 2020

With more than 1,000 locations around the globe, boba tea brand Happy Lemon is increasing its footprint in San Diego with the launch of its fourth area location set to open this spring within Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla.

Founded in Shanghai, China in 2006 by Yummy Town Holdings founder Albert Wu - who also started such global brands as RBT Tea Cafe, The Spiceland, and Alma - Happy Lemon is a fast-casual bubble tea chain that now has branches in cities all over the world, including throughout China, United States, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, and Thailand. Each outpost is designed in bright colors to create a happy & energetic brand image, and the menu is based around bubble tea and other flavored drinks made with quality ingredients.

Happy Lemon's first San Diego outpost launched on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa in 2018 and is the company's largest branch in the world to date. A second area location opened last summer in the Eastlake community of Chula Vista with a third branch opened this past December in Del Mar Highlands Town Center. In addition to a large selection of bubble teas, including the signature "rock salted cheese" varieties (creamy and enriched froth mixed with rock salt), this new La Jolla branch will also serve handheld eggpuff waffles. There will also be milk teas, lemon teas, boba teas, smoothies and other drinks on the menu.

Happy Lemon will be located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive in the kiosk-like space that last housed Shake Smart within Westfield UTC in La Jolla. For more information, visit