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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
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
Run & Grow

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
Business Ideas

After 25 Years, Makati’s Iconic Cable Car Restobar is Ready to Expand Abroad

It’s also available for franchising in other parts of the country for at least Php1 million

Cable Car is celebrating its 25th anniversary For partygoers and gimikeros of a certain age, Cable Car is a familiar name. First opened by American businessman Thomas Welch in Makati in 1992, the watering hole takes inspiration from the bar scene in San ...

by Paul John Caña  | January 09, 2018 10:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: 5 Filipino Food Franchises to Watch Out For

Our franchising expert explains why going Pinoy is always the better investment

Anybody in the Philippine food market will agree that there is nothing like waking up to the aroma of Filipino-cooked food. Through time, Filipinos have developed a variety of preferences, leading to the emergence of continental food and Asian-fusion cuisine. But classic ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | December 26, 2017 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Startup Can Learn from the Founder of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken

Bryan Tiu learned from his failures in the past to create new and exciting food concepts

Bryan Tiu was still in college when he first ventured into business. At the young age of 18 years old, he borrowed money from his father’s retirement fund to buy the franchise of Domino’s Pizza.The business did well in the beginning, which ...

by Henry Ong  | December 19, 2017 03:00:00
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