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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
Run & Grow

How a Single Food Truck Helped Build a Multi-Million Dollar Taco Empire

Trace your roots and prepare to work hard

In five years, David Choi who hailed from St. Louis in Missouri in the US, went from having US $18,000 in his bank account to running a US $4.5 million Korean-Mexican fast-casual-food chain with four restaurants and a food truck enterprise. Here’s how he ...

by Matt Mccue  | December 30, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

What restaurateurs must consider for a well-designed kitchen

As the heart of any restaurant, the kitchen-and its design-is crucial to the success of the enterprise.

With today’s high rental and construction costs, restaurant owners must be able to utilize every square inch of their kitchen, where the restaurant cycle starts and ends. Restaurateurs and chefs may know how to cook and run the business, but when it ...

by Ieth Inolino  | March 28, 2015 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Fashion designer puts up a private dining business

Fashion designer Puey Quiñones restarts career with his own private-dining restaurant.

He’s going back to his life-his usual busy life, which now includes a private dining business.Once a subject of controversy that threatened to sideline him for good, Puey Quiñones, 34, bounces back by pursuing another passion-cooking. “Even when I was designing before, ...

by Ieth Inolino  | February 16, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Hungry for more

This serial franchisee dreams of becoming a franchisor someday.

When she was 18 trying her luck in New York, Pauline Plata-Bondad worked as a wait staff and as a kitchen helper in restaurants. “I learned the hard way how a food business operates,” the Batangueña says of the experience. Now 33 ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 04, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

From show to chow

Actor-turned-entrepreneur Marvin Agustin shares the success story behind his lucrative string of restaurants.

“Life and business are all about seizing the moments or opportunities. So that’s what I’m doing,” says Marvin Agustin. This gutsy spirit might account for why the well-known actor has made a name for himself in the restaurant scene as well.From Oyster ...

by Dulce Castillo-Morales  | January 09, 2015 06:00:00
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
Startup Tips

4 culinary schools for aspiring restaurateurs

Which one suits you best?

Becoming a restaurateur seems to be a dream for many Filipinos. Some start by putting up their own neighborhood eatery, while others take part in food markets, and some immediately take the plunge by putting up their own restaurants.The Filipino\\\'s penchant for ...

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