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Franchise Talk: 5 Filipino Food Franchises to Watch Out For

Our franchising expert explains why going Pinoy is always the better investment

Anybody in the Philippine food market will agree that there is nothing like waking up to the aroma of Filipino-cooked food. Through time, Filipinos have developed a variety of preferences, leading to the emergence of continental food and Asian-fusion cuisine. But classic ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | December 26, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

What you need to know before starting a catering business

Take advantage of social and business events providing numerous catering opportunities

Does working hard in the kitchen while everyone else is eating, drinking and socializing in the living room sound like your idea of a good time? If your goal is to be in the catering business, the answer should be an emphatic yes.A ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | November 19, 2016 09:00:00

Is there still room for foreign food franchise in PH?

Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, an opportunity indeed for businesses to tap into.

It is an understatement to say that Filipinos like to eat. The word “like” deprives the intimate relationship between Filipinos and food, as it is way deeper than infatuation.Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, as if eating is a celebration of ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 19, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Celebrity chef shares the sweet life with fellow 'probinsyanos'

This Oroquieta native is using his fame as a celebrity chef to improve the skills of his town mates.

At 29, Chef Hasset Go knows he has achieved a level of success few at his age have reached. But it all came from scratch.In his hometown of Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental in northern Mindanao, life was fraught with challenges. His ...

by Lolita Villa and Lolita Villa  | May 12, 2015 12:00:00
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Pinoy pizza brand shares tips for a successful food business

Tess Ngan Tian of Lots'A Pizza shares her company's success secrets.

Filipinos have five meals daily. Be it corporate meetings, brainstorming sessions, family gatherings--nearly all activities in the country Philippines involve food. This has made the local food business a thriving one. Regardless of the economy, season, and weather, Filipinos love to eat. ...

by Carlo P. Mallo and Carlo P. Mallo  | April 30, 2015 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to cook kwek-kwek

One of the most popular types of street food across the country is comprised of quail eggs with unique and tasty coating. If you want to learn how to cook kwek-kwek for the home-based food cart you are planning to put up, here's how.

Kwek-kwek is a favorite Filipino street food snack because it is tasty, affordable and filling. The snack is also a great way to earn extra money since it is easy to make and the ingredients are readily available in local markets. Just ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 04, 2014 01:30:00
Business Ideas

5 pitfalls to avoid when starting a food business

Food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry. Read our advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

Although food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines, certain considerations and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry.To have a thriving food business, Ngan Tian shared  five pitfalls to avoid:1. Safety ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 27, 2013 10:00:00
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Do you have what it takes to be the Next Big Food Entrepreneur?

Submissions will be accepted until July 25 only.

A senior college student started his business by mixing real fruit juices, fresh purees and non-alcoholic liquor extracts. A husband-and-wife tandem established a unique food cart venture. JR Inciong of Mocktail Madness and Ping and Jewel Joven of Ping Gu Mushroom Fries ...

June 18, 2013 01:00:00
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Gone truckin'

Going where your customers are via food trucks requires you to be agile and flexible in your operations.

As overhead costs go, a food business on wheels isn’t likely to break the bank as a brick-and-mortar restaurant could. Which is probably why more entrepreneurs are taking the food-truck concept for a spin these days.Thanks to reality TV shows like Eat ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 30, 2013 04:00:00
Startup Tips

The secrets to great grub

Within a span of a year, Chuck\\\'s Grub grew their business from one small kiosk to six fully operational stores (three of which are sit-down restaurants).

The Philippines is in the throes of a food frenzy. New restaurants are opening everywhere, with all kinds of cuisine aptly represented — and with each plate promptly Instagrammed, devoured and tweeted or blogged about. Food carts and kiosks are also swiftly ...

March 15, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Food trends at the Bakery Fair 2013

If you are interested in opening your own food startup check out the Bakery Fair 2013.

 The food business is a popular choice for those wanting to earn extra money because it is cheaper to start and there is always a ready market. If you are interested in opening your own food startup, check out the Bakery Fair ...

February 20, 2013 03:00:00

Learning from experience: Sweet Corner

By cutting the supply chain, this business is able to pass on its savings to its suppliers.

Cutting out the middleman has always been about getting things cheaper. But this couple shows how cutting out the middleman becomes good for everyone’s business, not just theirs.Voltaire Magpayo, 41, and Cholly Magpayo, 36 own the SWEET CORNer food cart franchise. The ...

January 21, 2013 02:00:00
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The small chef scores big

Italian food is more than pizza and pasta.

There are specific items that immediately come to mind when it comes to international cuisine. For example, when someone says he or she craves Japanese food, we automatically think of sushi, sashimi, ramen, tonkatsu and tempura. The most commonly known Spanish food ...

by KC Calpo  | December 04, 2012 02:00:00