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(WATCH) A Café for Pet Lovers

The PET Café by Velvet Friends features both cats and dogs for its customers

Taking advantage of Filipinos’ love for pets, Chito Aclon manages The PET Café by Velvet Friends, an animal-themed café that features both cats and dogs. Customers can play with up to 18 cats in its “cat haven” and up to nine dogs ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 14, 2017 11:00:00
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Sample Roast Goose, Tender Beef and Other Cantonese Dishes at Man Ho

There’s more than just dim sum at Marriott Hotel Manila’s new Chinese restaurant

Alaskan King Crabs weighing 5 kilos each can be cooked multiple ways such as Steamed with X.O. sauce, steamed with garlic, and braised with ginger and leeksThere are already a few restaurants specializing in Chinese cuisine at Resorts World Manila in Pasay ...

by Paul John Caña  | January 20, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) Jollibee vs McDonald's: Who's Leading in the Metro?

The home of the Champ is champ overall, but the home of the Big Mac leads in some business districts

A comparison of Jollibee Foods and McDonald's store locations in Metro Manila as of early January 2017 shows a surprising result.At 253, the number of Jollibee branches in the National Capital Region's 17 cities easily overwhelms McDonald's 164 stores. The figures were ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 15, 2017 11:00:00
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5 Must-Try Tapas Restaurants

For Spanish-style small bites and booze, these are the best of the best

We've all heard of the Spaniards' unique dining habits. While the rest of the world have tucked the little ones into bed and the grown-ups are either settling into their couches for a Narcos marathon or about to step out for a drink with ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for Esquiremag.ph  | January 15, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Tips to Start a Chocolate Business from Café Xocolat Founders

Passion is a primary ingredient in the success of Café Xocolat

Cafe Xocolat founders (from left to right) Pinky Ortiz, Rina Avecilla and Valerie LopezStarting a food business, let alone a chocolate café, can be financially challenging. Finding the right location and offering menu ideas at affordable prices can be notoriously competitive.Chocolate products ...

by Henry Ong  | January 10, 2017 11:00:00
Run & Grow

How a Single Food Truck Helped Build a Multi-Million Dollar Taco Empire

Trace your roots and prepare to work hard

In five years, David Choi who hailed from St. Louis in Missouri in the US, went from having US $18,000 in his bank account to running a US $4.5 million Korean-Mexican fast-casual-food chain with four restaurants and a food truck enterprise. Here’s how he ...

by Matt Mccue  | December 30, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Jollibee and McDonald's: Racing Across the Nation

Long before the government’s announcement of a rural bias in its development strategy, the country's two biggest fast food chains have been opening branches outside the capital at a quickening pace. Here's a look at their reach beyond Metro Manila

 In the Philippines, economic progress at the city or town level is often indicated by the presence or absence of a fast food chain, especially Jollibee Foods and McDonald's. The two food joints have been competing with each other ever since they ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 29, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

The 16 Biggest Fast-Food Flops of These Major Fast-Food Chains

With the New Year around the corner, you won't have to worry about a McPizza or Frings tempting you to break your resolutions

IMAGE McDonalds via Entrepreneur.comFast-food franchises are notorious for coming up with some crazy concoctions. Sometimes they’re a hit and other times they’re a total flop. We’ll give them one thing though: They sure are brave to test some funky foods in the ...

by Rose Leadem  | December 19, 2016 12:00:00
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Bo’s Coffee: Ready for Hypergrowth

Leading Philippine specialty coffee shop chain eyes opening 25 branches a year up to 2020 compared to just 5 a year in past 2 decades

Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez is preparing his company for a rapid expansionLike a young adult on a wild caffeine boost, Bo's Coffee's expansion drive -- the picture of sure and steady all these years -- is about to go hyper.Steve Benitez, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 12, 2016 01:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) The rise of MVP Bossing Edgar ”?"Injap” Sia

The Mang Inasal founder plans to reap more success with his chain of CityMalls

Edgar “Injap” Sia II was declared as one of the “MVP Bossings” in PLDT’s MVP Bossing Awards. The Iloilo-born dollar billionaire was recognized for his work as chairman and CEO of mall developer DoubleDragon Properties. He was also cited for turning Mang ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 05, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Sulok Café: Cornered and Thriving

Millennial entrepreneurs circumvent challenges to brew a promising dining venture in Antipolo

The founders of Sulok Cafe have the habit of doing what a number of business owners tend to avoid: they understate the merits of their product.When asked to describe Sulok, Rods Escobar, who co-founded the place with his girlfriend Andy Wong, answered by saying ...

by Angelo Cantera  | December 04, 2016 11:00:00
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Home sweet hustle: Diligence Cafe gives those hard-at-work all the time they need

This cafe efficiently provides students, professionals something never found in any menu ”" space

Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for their next big idea, but Elmerei Cuevas didn't have to look far for inspiration. "It was all my 'hugot' from college," he says of Diligence Cafe, a cross between a co-working space and a cafe. ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | November 15, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

14 crazy fast food favorites from around the world

Check out these sinful food items that will either make your mouth water or your jaw drop

If you're traveling abroad and need a taste of home, take note: from McDonald’s to KFC to Dunkin’ Donuts, fast food eateries from across the globe take a slightly different approach to their greasy cuisines.Cheese Katsu Burger, Mcdonald’s, JapanForget about a McDouble, ...

by Rose Leadem  | November 08, 2016 07:00:00
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