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Palawan's Haim Chicken Restaurant: From BBQ Stall to a 1,200-sqm Iconic Dining Destination

When it began in 1999, the food stand was selling only 10-20 sticks of chicken inato a day

Haim Chicken Restaurant is best known for their version of classic inato or grilled chicken A trip to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan province, would be incomplete without a visit to the city’s iconic Haim Chicken Restaurant.More than a dining destination, the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 20, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

This Restaurateur's Nearly 200-Restaurant Empire Started Out As a Side Business

Rikkie Dee's Foodee Global Concepts balances homegrown restaurant concepts with award-winning global brands

Before the end of the year, Foodee Global Concepts (FGC) will have close to 200 restaurants and food outlets nationwide. The company is home to well-known homegrown brands including Mesa, Kai and Cerveseria, as well as foodcourt favorites like Chin’s Express, Inihaw ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 12, 2018 09:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: Do You Have What it Takes to be Alden Richards' Business Partner?

The "Pambansang Bae's" biz puts the spotlight on heirloom Filipino recipes

Actor and entrepreneur Alden Richards with Concha’s Garden Café founder Gemma Escueta-SembranoAlden Richards, the 26-year-old “Pambansang Bae,” is a man of many talents. Aside from being one half of the AlDub “Kalyeserye” love team, with Yaya Dub Maine Mendoza, Alden is also a ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 01, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Restaurants Need These 3 Things to Thrive

People are dining out more, but taking advantage of this trajectory requires strategic planning

The allure of the restaurant world is strong to me. Sampling savory dishes, carving out sleek ambiences and creating memorable customer experiences entices countless hospitality hopefuls to embark on their own culinary ventures.As exciting as it may seem, it is also notoriously tough ...

by Andrew Medal  | March 30, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Have Cebu Lechon in Singapore

A former banker puts up Iskina Cebu, the only place to get authentic lechon in the Lion City

Chris Calleda, founder of Iskina Cebu, says he chose to open a lechon business to offer a taste of the Philippines in SingaporeSingapore’s reputation as a culinary paradise is undeniable. For a food concept to stand out amidst the city-state’s countless offerings ...

by Paul John Caña  | January 29, 2017 10:00:00
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
Run & Grow

How Max's aims to feed the global appetite

The ‘house that fried chicken built’ is ready to elevate the Filipino taste to unchartered territories.

It could have been a disaster, but years of hard work, training and experience prepared the third generation of Fuentebellas and Trotas for what has been dubbed the “deal of the century,” when their company, the Max’s Group, acquired Pancake House in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 22, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

3 entrepreneurs who dominate Cebu's food scene

Find out how these businessmen represent their respective generations and market group.

Cebu is not only known for its numerous historic sites, the province is also noted for its unique restaurants.Entrepreneur.com.ph met three entrepreneurs who are dominating Cebu’s local food scene. Coincidentally, these food businessmen also represent three age groups. Read on to get ...

by James Humarang  | April 17, 2016 03:00:00
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
News and Events

Entrepreneur Philippines holds 'Entrepreneur Talks 2'

The recently held 'Entrepreneur Talks 2' gathered several local food entrepreneurs for a short discourse featuring insights, marketing tips, and strategies for their restaurant businesses. It was the second Entrepreneur Talks this year, following the first held last May.

There is a continuously increasing opportunities in the local food industry. With the overwhelming reception to the August edition of its magazine, Entrepreneur Philippines thought it would be a good idea to gather some of the most noteworthy food entrepreneurs in the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 12, 2014 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Standing out from the crowd

Healthy fare and quality service differentiate this American resto chain offering Chinese food.

Competition among restaurants offering Chinese cuisine is so tight in this country, what with longtime establishments and popular startups. Archie Rodriguez, CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc. (GRCI), is unfazed, viewing it as a welcome challenge. In fact, his company just brought ...

by Karmina De Ungria  | September 25, 2012 01:00:00
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