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How To Run a Business With a Sibling, By the Owners of Sarsa

Sister-and-brother team Tracie Anglo-Dizon and Chef JP Anglo talk about the challenges of working with each other, how they learned the ropes in the restaurant industry, and Sarsa's new menu

With its Filipino fare and cozy interiors, Sarsa Kitchen + Bar feels like a family home. The Negrense cuisine brings with it a feeling of familiarity, one that evokes memories of simple meals with the family, but in a more innovative way. ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | September 18, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

From shoemakers to restaurateurs: How the Chengs built Industriya Marikina

It’s never too late to shift gears

 When the export market for Marikina-made shoes dried up in the 1980s, the Cheng family, which has been in the shoe business for decades, changed course. The maker of shoe brands like B Club, AGS, Dominique, Leaveland, Surfers Island and Urge ditched ...

by Cathie Carpio  | October 31, 2016 03:00:00
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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
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
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
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
Startup Tips

Top reasons for restaurant success in Cebu

And how many steps it takes to register your business

Starting a restaurant business and succeeding in Cebu today is easier than it was several years ago.Aside from having only 15 steps to register your business, the city is also home to a strong export and tourism market.One of Cebu’s restaurateurs, Kenneth ...

June 24, 2011 10:00:00
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Yummy Roast: the new kid on the block

Filipinos like it quick and yummy, at least when it comes to food. And that is where Yummy Roast steps in.

It’s a new kid on the block, but its owner definitely knows what the Filipino palate is like and how to adapt to it.Richmond Yang, the same man who developed and conceptualized Super Bowl of China, franchisee of Chili’s Grill and Bar, ...

March 15, 2011 03:00:00
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Learn from the expert: How to be a succesful restaurateur

Four of the country\\\'s top chefs share their experience on what made them succeed

Some say chefs are the cruelest people. Why? They whip cream, beat eggs, and pinch salt. But somewhere along the line, these four hardcore chefs also found the time to set-up their own food businesses. Meet the people who do more than ...

January 14, 2011 02:00:00

Pancake House set to acquire restaurants in Indonesia, Thailand

Restaurant chain also continues expansion in Malaysia

Listed restaurant chain Pancake House Inc. (PCHI) is in talks to acquire two restaurant businesses in Indonesia and Thailand, a move seen to support its bid to expand overseas. [Read about the latest financial report of Pancake House here]PCHI, which owns and ...

July 01, 2010 10:00:00

Pixie\\\'s: From neighborhood to nationwide

Neighborhood fare grows to become up-and-coming food franchise

The protein richness of the no-scale, de-boned grilled bangus (milk fish) served by Pixie’s Sinugba Inc. reflects its interesting story, which started even before it began grilling 10 pieces of the national fish in its first outlet at the Moriones district in ...

June 06, 2010 10:00:00