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Business Ideas

Gerry’s Grill vs Giligan’s: Who’s Leading the Battle of the Beer Joints?

A look at two leading places for getting your fill of the world’s favorite alcoholic brew

Though not much of a beer drinking country—it ranks only third in Southeast Asia in terms of per capita beer consumption—the Philippines widely celebrates Oktoberfest, the annual beer festival from Germany.San Miguel Brewery, which makes nine of every 10 beer bottles or ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 31, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

This Japanese Restaurant Is Run by Millennials, and They Serve Pink Sushi

Mr. Roboto takes a modern approach to classic Japanese sushi

“You have to try the pink sushi! Please try the pink sushi! Try it!”This may seem like an odd thing to hear from restaurant-owner professionals, but not when they are 21-year-old Dani Ramos and 20-year-old David Mendoza. David’s favorite pink sushi aside (it’s their Shake ...

by Catalina Altomonte for  | September 01, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Shakey’s Ramps Up Expansion in Visayas and Mindanao

PH’s leading pizza chain plans to increase branches from 16 to 22 in the two island groups

Amid the government’s push to develop previously neglected regions in the country, Shakey’s Pizza Ventures Inc. (SPAVI), which operates the Shakey’s pizza chain in the Philippines, is eyeing to open more branches in the Visayas and Mindanao, the company’s President and CEO ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 22, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

How The Moment Group Grew From 1 to 27 Restaurants in 5 Years

Look out for their food concepts coming to the provinces and outside the country very soon

One of The Moment Group's original concepts is Manam, which serves modern Filipino cuisineWhen The Moment Group (TMG) was founded in 2012, it opened almost one new restaurant every 45 days. It’s a blazing fast rate of expansion for any food company ...

by Paul John Caña  | July 13, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

What Are The Top Local Food Industry Trends?

Your lola’s old recipes might just be your ticket to restaurant success

If you’re planning to open a food business, it’s always best to stay updated on the current food trends happening in the local dining scene.RJ Ledesma, co-founder of popular night food market and food business incubator Mercato Centrale, revealed his top local ...

by Paul John Caña  | July 05, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Expert Advice: Stop Treating the Food Business Like Fast Fashion

"Aim for 15 years in business rather than 15 minutes of fame," says food consultant JJ Yulo

Food consultant JJ Yulo speaks during the World Street Food CongressAlmost every week, a new restaurant opens in various dining hubs of Metro Manila, promising to bring to the market a new and special kind of cuisine. And this rapid growth shows ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 04, 2017 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 Lessons Family Businesses Can Learn from Max’s Group

From a single restaurant in the 1940s, Max's Group is now the PH's largest casual dining operator

The first Max's restaurant opened in 1945 in Scout Tuason street, Quezon CityUnlike the typical family business set up where the business slowly disintegrates due to generational conflict brought upon by entry of new family members, the third generation of Max’s Restaurant ...

by Henry Ong  | May 30, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

21 McDonald's Facts That May Surprise You

Did you know Ronald McDonald is more recognizable than Santa Claus?

People are certainly free to retire older, but this woman takes the cake. Or should I say Big Mac?A 92-year-old employee of McDonald’s was recently highlighted for being one of McDonald’s oldest employees.Goh Gwek Eng works at a McDonald’s store in Singapore. Eng has ...

by Grace Reader  | May 17, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Pizza Power: How Max’s Plans to Become Asia’s Biggest Casual Dining Company

The Philippine restaurant group looks to a product with a global appeal as it expands abroad

In a bid to open a thousand stores by 2020 as part of an ambitious plan to become Asia’s biggest casual dining chain, the “House that Fried Chicken Built,” as the Max’s Group Inc. refers to itself, is turning to another dish: ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 08, 2017 07:00:00
News and Events

‘Hugot’ Lines Win 20M Views for Jollibee Unit’s Online Video in China

An emotional family-oriented theme works well for the Chinese as for Pinoys

Short but well-told online video ads that celebrate close family ties, which are popular among Philippine audiences, apparently also find resonance among online viewers in China.When Yonghe King, a Chinese restaurant chain owned by Philippine fast food giant Jollibee Food, released an ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 17, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

How to Attract and Retain Customers: Tips From The Moment Group and Mary Grace Cafe

Two leading restaurateurs share tips on running a food business at Trep Talks

The speakers and hosts of Trep Talks (from left) Niko Frez of Globe myBusiness, Lisa Tantuco of Globe Digital Ventures, Abba Napa of The Moment Group, Mary Grace Dimacali of Mary Grace Cafe, Joanna Manalastas of, PJ Caña of Entrepreneur Philippines, and ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 05, 2017 08:00:00
News and Events

McDo PH Pays Tribute To Teachers in New Online Video

Fast food giant CEO Kenneth Yang says they pioneered online TVCs in the country

McDonald's Ph president Kenneth Yang is joined by actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as well as Ronald McDonald to serve free breakfast to diners in celebration of National Breakfast Day at the McDonald's branch in Valero Street, Makati CityMcDonald’s Philippines has ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 13, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

This Woman Designed a Wedding Dress Made of Taco Bell Wrappers

Diane Nguyen and her fiance want to be the first to wed at the company's wedding chapel in Las Vegas

The competition is fierce, but Diane Nguyen, a finalist in Taco Bell’s Love and Tacos competition, definitely has a certain dramatic flair -- she created and wore a dress made of Taco Bell burrito wrappers, and we have to give it up for her pun ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 08, 2017 12:00:00