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Korean Franchise: Sariwon

If you listen to Diana Tan and her younger sister Donna you’d think it wasn’t hard to bring Sariwon, acclaimed as one of South Korea’s best Korean restaurants, to the Philippines via franchising. Of course, the whole process was not easy, but ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle  | November 23, 2012 01:00:00
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

Toast Box: from Singapore to Manila

Can toast bread and coffee be really that different?

Toast Box started as a food-stall unit of Singapore’s Food Republic Wisma Atria. It was Katherine Quek, wife of BreadTalk founder Dr. George Quek, who came up with the concept in response to the toast and coffee market in Singapore. It is, ...

July 29, 2011 08:00:00