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Gong Cha VS Chatime: Which Has the Most Branches Nationwide?

The milk tea craze is alive and strong

For unknown reasons, the milk tea craze seems to have had a resurgence this 2018, fueling sugar-loving Filipinos to endure long lines just to get a taste of this old favorite.The "relaunch" of popular Taiwanese milk tea brand CoCo Fresh Tea & ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | December 27, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Founder of The French Baker

Johnlu Koa advises to be prepared for an opportunity and not just stumble upon it

Johnlu Koa is the founder of The French Baker, which now has over 60 branches across the countryJohnlu Koa was just 22 years old when he started his bakery business in a small unit apartment with only eight people. He was supplying ...

by Henry Ong  | August 28, 2018 01:00:00
Run & Grow

How Johnlu Koa reinvents The French Baker

‘Restarting up is the same process, but now you have a broader, comprehensive view, with wisdom, experience, and mistakes learned from the past,’ the bakery-café chain founder says.

Johnlu Koa does not have a crystal ball, but he certainly has an eye to the future when it comes to The French Baker, the 27-year-old bakery-café chain he founded.The brand remained fresh because Koa—a serial entrepreneur who also counts “Chatime” and ...

by Maricris Carlos  | April 16, 2016 11:00:00