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Business Ideas

How to Franchise Potato Corner, Plus Rates and Other Requirements

Now's the time to actually earn from your favorite snack

Potato Corner is an old, reliable name in the franchising industryWho doesn’t like Potato Corner? It’s a once-in-a-while indulgence that makes you happy on really long and busy days. It’s pretty much the comfort fries of choice for a lot of people, ...

by Charlene J. Owen of Femalenetwork.com  | March 29, 2019 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Success Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Co-Founder of Potato Corner, Jose Magsaysay

The fried potato food stall now has over 1,200 branches here and abroad

Jose Magsaysay was a district manager with a fast-food hamburger chain when he was invited by his brother-in-law, Ricky Montelibano, to join the latter’s group that was working on a startup business.  After Magsaysay met the other members of the group, Danny Bermejo ...

by Henry Ong  | December 25, 2018 09:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: Where in the World Can We Find Filipino Franchise Brands?

Homegrown franchises are blazing trails in Morocco, Milan, Panama, Poland, and more overseas markets

Pinoy brand Bench now has a total of 85 branches overseasThe Philippines remains the largest franchise market in Southeast Asia, with more than 2,000 franchise brands in its stead, according to the latest World Franchise Council Comparison Data Survey.But as the country ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | December 21, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

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 Esquiremag.ph  | 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
Franchising

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
Franchising

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
Franchising

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
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