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Financial Adviser: 5 Ways Celebrity-Turned-Entrepreneur Joel Torre Made JT's Manukan Grille the Largest Authentic Chicken Inasal Chain in PH

JT's Manukan Grille now has 23 branches acorss the country

Award-winning actor Joel Torre was worried about his financial security when he realized that despite his fame and fortune he had not saved enough money for his retirement.Torre, who would normally spend months waiting for projects, wanted to use his idle time ...

by Henry Ong  | February 26, 2019 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Mann Hann is Back in Business: Here's the Story of a Businessman Who Doesn't Know How to Quit

The chain of specialty Chinese food was shuttered for a time by the BIR, but not for long

For a man whose business was shut down for a few days by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Wilson Ledesma is in a jovial mood. The founder and proprietor of the Mann Hann chain of restaurants says the closure happened because ...

by Paul John Caña for Esquiremag.ph  | December 28, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

How Grace Lee Opened 13 Branches of Kko Kko in Two Years

She shares some of her business secrets and learnings

You can dip these delicious, crunchy pieces of chicken into a tantalizing melted cheese from a big bread bowlat Kko Kko"I didnât expect it to grow this big," Grace Lee, the serial restaurateur who birthed the Kko Kko brand, said during her ...

by Jasper Castro for Yummy.ph  | August 27, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

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
News and Events

Popeyes Making a Comeback in the PH Thanks to Kuya J

Both companies sign master franchise agreement to bring the fast-food chain to the country

Popeyes, a popular fast-food chain in the US, is soon making a comeback in the Philippines, thanks to the Kuya J Group of restaurants. In a press release dated August 17, 2018 and posted on the website of Restaurant Brands Inc. (RBI), ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 19, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Putting up a Food Business? Here's How Many Filipinos Eat Out Every Week

Nielsen's latest study shows some interesting statistics on Filipinos' dining habits

Nearly four out of 10 Filipino online consumers eat in restaurants, fast-food outlets and other dining options outside of their homes on a weekly basis, according to a study by market analyst Nielsen.The research organization’s “The Quest for Convenience” report, which focuses ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 16, 2018 11:00:00
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
Business Ideas

How a Former Domestic Worker in Italy Built A Halo-Halo Brand With 29 Branches

Of Ben's Halo Halo's 29 branches, only 1 is company-owned. The rest are franchises

Pasco was an OFW for 11 years before he decided to go home and put up his own businessIn 1999, Ben Pasco started working in Taiwan as a maintenance engineer. It was his first job as he just had finished college from ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 11, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Why is IHOP changing its name to IHOB?

The pancake chain announced the switch on Twitter

On Tuesday, casual restaurant chain IHOP, or the International House of Pancakes, announced on Twitter that it was changing its name to IHOB. They did it with a five-second video where the “P” in their name slowly flipped and turned into a ...

by Paul John Caña  | June 07, 2018 08:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: Piolo for Turks and DJ for Shawarma Shack -- Who Did it Better?

Brand lessons from the Shawarma brand war

This time last year, shawarma food outlet Turks launched their brand with Piolo Pascual as brand ambassador. Last May 6, up-and-coming brand The Shawarma Shack launched its own campaign featuring fellow celebrity Daniel Padilla on the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP.Who did it ...

by Velle Cacha  | May 28, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How Café Ysabel Survived Over Three Decades and Became a Culinary Institution

How did the San Juan staple ride decades of change in a finicky industry?

Lasting for 36 years is no easy feat for any restaurant; in an unforgiving dining landscape, many fold quietly after a year or two. But there would be no quiet goodbye for Café Ysabel. When Chef Gene Gonzalez announced that he would ...

by Henna Yu for Spot.ph  | May 16, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Founder of Cabalen

How Maritel Nievera grew her restaurant into the largest Kapampangan specialty chain in the country

Maritel Nievera founded Cabalen, a Kampangan specialty food chain that now has 30 branches and countingMaritel Nievera got married at only 17 years old to a Pampagueño who happened to own a small restaurant. During that time, her husband asked her to ...

by Henry Ong  | March 20, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

Here's a Look at Alden Richards’s Restaurant Business

Delightful dishes are on the menu in this bahay-na-bato-inspired space

In this day and age, exchanging sweet nothings can be done with a tap, a click, and sometimes, even with a double tap. While letting your significant other know how you feel and how you’re doing can be done easily nowadays, there ...

by Cielo Anne Calzado for RealLiving.com.ph  | February 14, 2018 12:00:00
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