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Run & Grow

Brand loyalty? It’s all about feelings

The marketing guru of Max’s Group shares insights at Franchise Asia Philippines 2016

Remember when Youtube was full of video ads you couldn't wait to skip? While there are some that remain hard-sell, digital marketing experts seem to have caught up on what people want with the surge of mini movies with big brands' heart-tugging ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 20, 2016 06:00:00

How Casa Italia came to the Philippines

Restaurateur Jay Tan wooed the Italian master franchisors by staying true to the brand values, plus pooling a young team and listening to customers’ feedback to keep the franchise vibrant.

Have you ever found yourself yearning for something for so long but never gave time to focus on it?In 2010, restaurateur Jay Tan did just that, as he took the plunge to pursue his passion and never stopped swimming through the waves ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 15, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Din Tai Fung: A taste of Taiwan in Manila

After two years, the only Michelin starred Taiwanese restaurant finally made it to the country, thanks to the persistence of The Moment Group.

TASTE OF TAIWAN. Din Tai Fung, the Michelin starred Taiwanese restaurant known for its xiao long bao or soup dumplings, finally opened in the Philippines in December 2015. “Every time we open something new, no matter how amazing it's going to be, especially ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 03, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Eli Antonino is the woman of the 'Moment'

As CEO of a fast-growing restaurant group, this former hotel employee ensures success by treating employees as family.

WOMAN OF THE MOMENT. “The food and beverage industry is all about service, it’s all about your staff—it’s ridiculous to me that people don’t understand that,” said Eli Antonino, CEO of restaurant operator The Moment Group. Photo by Lilen Uy / Entrepreneur Philippines It ...

by Maricris Carlos  | April 02, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

How Bianca King's healthy choices led to starting her own restaurant

Runner's Kitchen is a testament to the celebrity entrepreneur's healthy, active lifestyle.

RESTAURATEUR. The Runner's Kitchen was born out of Bianca King's healthy, active lifestyle. Photo from the Runner's Kitchen Facebook pageActress Bianca King is not only riding on trends, she has turned her interest in fitness and wellness into a lifestyle.“Eating right and ...

by Anna Felipe  | March 13, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Full plate

Knowledge, experience, and street smarts have helped this tandem build a string of restaurants offering creative cuisine.

“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money,” goes a quote by  American politician Owen Laughlin. Larry Cortez, a confessed bookworm (his current read is The 50th Law by rapper 50 Cent and Robert Greene), may ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | July 12, 2012 04:00:00
Business Ideas

When the second time\\\'s the charm

Bussing the outdoor tables at the restaurant Little Asia at the Piazza at Taguig City’s McKinley Hill, nodding hello to a friend, and engaging in small talk to its patrons is the restaurant owner himself, Charlemagne Lim.[related|post]He is suave with the diners, ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 25, 2012 04:00:00
Startup Tips

[Video] Be Inspired: How Larry Cortez became a serial restaurateur

Be inspired with his story of starting small and making it big.

Serial restaurateur Larry Cortez shares with the secrets to his success and how he became who he is now. Speaking during the December leg of Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' Networking Night, Cortez shared his humble beginnings in the restaurant industry and how his ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 12, 2012 04:00:00
Business Ideas

In the business of quality: Elbert\\\'s Steak Room

Can a restaurant succeed if it goes against conventional wisdom in doing business?

Imagine setting up a restaurant in a very ordinary, nondescript building away from the malls and commercial areas. Imagine locating it on the third floor, accessible only through a narrow staircase. Imagine not providing it with any signage at all, such that ...

December 07, 2011 01:00:00
Startup Tips

3 elements to consider when running restaurant

Learn from the experts

Location“When you want to open a restaurant such as this,” says Chef Norbert Gandler of fine dining destination Aubergine Restaurant and Patisserie, “location is very important.” Situating in the Fort Bonifacio area puts them in the middle of the growing business district ...

by Peter Imbong  | November 03, 2011 11:00:00
Business Ideas

How a vegan restaurant mixes business and advocacy

The food is not only healthy, so is the pricing strategy

In June 2000, a quaint restaurant opened its doors at a quirkily named place, Krus na Ligas, in Quezon City. Close to 11 years now, Likha Diwa has been offering vegetarian food to a mixed clientele of students, families, and young professionals ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 02, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to localize a foreign restaurant concept

Tips from the Philippine franchisee of Pepper Lunch

By now, everyone must be familiar with the Japanese restaurant that introduced pepper rice into the consciousness of the ordinary Filipino and even launched the concept of cooking for kids with its patented iron plates.Brought to the Philippines by Jeroen van Straten ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | June 27, 2011 03:00:00
Business Ideas

5 kitchen equipment for the modern restaurateur

As suggested by Chef Sau del Rosario

Well-known and acclaimed Chef Sau del Rosario, showcased the five new products from the Philips’ MyKitchen line, which should help every aspiring restaurateur create that perfect dish.With most restaurants now going the healthy way, Chef Sau suggested quick-cooking or cooking methods that ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | May 20, 2011 04:00:00