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Potato Corner Reopens Branch in Marawi

The famous food cart is back just two months after the conflict ended

Almost two months have passed since the Battle of Marawi came to an end last October 23. The conflict displaced more than 300,000 people and killed at least 1,132 militants, government troops, policemen and civilians.The city capital of Lanao del Sur became ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 15, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

7 Successful Food Businesses That Started as Simple Stalls

Start small, dream big

It's tempting to dive into what seems to be the thriving restaurant industry. Borrow a few million, find a space, perfect a recipe. The result is instant but expensive success that will hopefully multiply the capital. But with a little ingenuity, there's ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for  | December 08, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Potato Corner Seeks Franchisees As it Ramps Up Branches to 5,000 in Next 5 Years

Founder Jose Magsaysay says focus now is on development of the company’s franchisees

Jose Magsaysay is CEO of Cinco Corp, the company behind Potato CornerAs a young girl, Eana Cubacub would buy a small tub of Potato Corner fries after shopping for groceries with her family. She would do this weekly, becoming a sort of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 15, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Would You Invest Php2M-Php3.5M in a Franchised Stall of Kris Aquino's Nacho Bimby?

She's opened 11 branches in 2 years but wants to build 20 more via franchising by end of 2017

She’s been called the Queen of All Media and many other titles, but for the past two years, Kris Aquino has been busy learning the ropes of running a food business as an entrepreneur. Her newest venture is Nacho Bimby Pilipinas Corp., ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 16, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Lessons from Potato Corner on Turning Your Small Business Into a Long-Term Success

AIM looks into the journey of Joe Magsaysay, the founder of the flavored fries chain

Do food carts really make a good long-term business? Despite some popular franchises, a number of food cart businesses appear to be dime-a-dozen, here-today-gone-tomorrow affairs. However, there are those that have legs. One of them is Potato Corner, the 25-year-old franchise business ...

by Asian Institute of Management  | August 07, 2017 04:00:00
News and Events

Millions and Mentorship Up for Grabs in New PH Reality TV Show

Here's a chance to win fame and funding from successful entrepreneurs behind Potato Corner, SL Agritech, Calata Corp. and MFT Group

Final Pitch judges and investors (from left): Henry Lim Bon Liong of SL Agritech, Joseph Calata of Calata Corp., Mica Tan of MFT Group, Jose "Joemag" Magsaysay of Potato Corner, and TV host John Aguilar.A Philippine television production company has launched a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 07, 2017 06:00:00

FranchiseTalk: 8 Filipino franchises that have gone global

These global franchise brands make us proud to be Pinoy

The Philippines is home to more than 1,500 franchise brands. On average, they can earn up to US$ 11 billion in combined annual sales. No wonder the Philippines is now also recognized as "the franchise development hub of Asia," home to unique ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 28, 2016 10:00:00
News and Events

Kalibrr, Potato Corner big winners at Asia CEO Awards

Entrepreneurs, top employers, even business-friendly government agencies honored

Industry giants and innovative startups emerged victorious at the 2016 Asia CEO Awards, the biggest edition to date of the business award-giving body since its inception in 2010.“Asia CEO Awards is meant to highlight the people and organizations doing the most to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 25, 2016 06:00:00

How to create a great food franchising concept

Take your cue from the brains behind Potato Corner and Tokyo Tempura, Jorge Wieneke

With the Filipinos’ large appetite for food, it is no surprise to learn that most franchises in the country are dedicated to dining. But with a wide-array of choices, how does one stand out?“It is better to be heartbroken now than to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 20, 2016 10:00:00

The AFFI affair: Richie Cuna reveals what makes their franchising expo a yearly hit

The boss behind Fiorgelato co-leads AFFI with 100 percent devotion

It’s strange how twenty years, when it is the age of a person, connotes youth and promise, and of exciting things yet to come. In the case of an organization or an institution, a twenty year existence equals a milestone, a ripeness ...

by Jen Balboa  | October 17, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 startup lessons every founder can learn from Potato Corner

Strategies from one of the country’s biggest franchising success stories

Potato Corner is one of the most successful food-cart franchises in the Philippines with over 650 outlets nationwide. Known for its flavored fries, Potato Corner has evolved from a well-loved homegrown brand to a fast rising global brand, with 150 outlets in ...

by Henry C. Ong  | September 06, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

Should entrepreneurs study entrepreneurship?

Because the other side of the entrepreneurial story is not so rosy, as testified by some of the country’s successful ‘treps and alumni of AIM’s Master in Entrepreneurship program.

This is an edited article from AIM’s ME program.The stereotypical entrepreneur is almost always characterized as self-made—someone with a great idea for a product or service who worked tirelessly to realize the dream, and made it grow and flourish. The stereotype credits ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 31, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, March 10: Which PH business records P1-billion sales in 2015?

Plus, know about an international fund heist allegedly involving a PH bank.

RCBC under probe for money launderingRizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is now under probe for allegedly being involved in money laundering.The bank is being investigated for the $81-million deposited in its Jupiter, Makati City branch, including the transactions made via the account, ABS-CBN reported ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 10, 2016 08:00:00