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From Bazaars to Food Parks to Shopping Malls: How The Good Tapa is Moving With the Times

The all-day Filipino breakfast concept closes two branches in a food park but opens shop in a mall

Fatima Ventura and Geremy Kho founded The Good Tapa in a bazaar in March 2016. Today, it is operating as a food hall stall in Evia Lifestyle Mall in Las Piñas City  When the founders of The Good Tapa—a food concept that revolves ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 24, 2018 08:00:00
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Food Parks Pioneer The Yard Forges New Growth Path Amid Worries Industry Could be Hitting a Plateau

Expansion outside Metro Manila seems to hold promise

One of the biggest food service trends to sweep Metro Manila in the past couple of years was the outdoor food park and its indoor version, the food hall.Suddenly, vacant outdoor spaces across Metro Manila were transformed into food hubs, sometimes using ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 01, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

These 20-somethings went from food park to Megamall in two years

The pair behind dessert shop The Lost Bread opened four very successful outlets, among other things.

The Lost Bread started out as a small space in a street food fair along Maginhawa some time in the middle of 2015, and it has shown impressive and aggressive growth since then, with four branches up and running in the metro. ...

by Maan D'asis Pamaran for Esquiremag.ph  | April 01, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How A Food Bazaar Duo Won Success by Moving to a Food Park

The all-day breakfast joint recouped its Php100K investment just two weeks after opening

The founders of The Good Tapa, a food joint that serves different versions of the popular Filipino breakfast fare all day, had always dreamed of opening their own restaurant. But due to lack of capital, they went instead for the less costly ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 23, 2017 11:00:00
Startup Tips

How the 3 Sisters Behind Fariñas Empanadas Are Reinventing the Food Park

The Yard is raising the standards of a growing new trend in casual dining

Cohleen Soriano-Ipapo and Hazel Soriano-Fariñas (and their other sister Bobbie Soriano) ran Fariñas Ilocos Empanada before they set up The Yard It’s half past nine on a Tuesday evening, normally a slow night for dining places that don't serve alcoholic drinks. But The ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 12, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

The 5 food trends entrepreneurs must watch out for

RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale gives the bottomline: creativity, tradition, affordability

 Most of the exhibitors dedicated their booths to filling the participants’ tummies in the recently concluded Franchise and Business Expo at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Indeed, the food and restaurant industry is flourishing, what with the mushrooming of new ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2016 08:00:00
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