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Katsu, Ramen and Barbecue: What’s Next for John Concepcion?

He could have stuck with running the country's No. 1 ice cream maker but the scion of the family behind RFM Corp. has the soul of an entrepreneur

John Concepcion (left) with Mighty Quinn's founder Hugh Mangum and SM Supermalls Senior VP Steven Tan at the opening of the first Mighty Quinn's in the Philippines last December 12John Concepcion is the managing director and CEO of Unilever RFM Ice Cream ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 20, 2016 10:00:00
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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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Small burger chain shares its secret to success

With the ever-changing taste of local consumers and the intense competition in the food industry, restaurants must learn to devise effective strategies to cope and succeed, just like this burger joint.

More than 10 years ago, a group of friends—all burger lovers—wanted to try out a new way of preparing their favorite snack. They came up with different mixes of condiments and started grilling burgers at home. A number of trial-and-error sessions after, ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | October 07, 2014 08:00:00
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Full plate

Knowledge, experience, and street smarts have helped this tandem build a string of restaurants offering creative cuisine.

“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money,” goes a quote by  American politician Owen Laughlin. Larry Cortez, a confessed bookworm (his current read is The 50th Law by rapper 50 Cent and Robert Greene), may ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | July 12, 2012 04:00:00
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Taking inspiration from travel

Two sisters decide to bring their overseas experience home.

Sunrise Buckets specializes in authentic Buffalo chicken wings that are available in various interesting flavors.  Their best-seller is the smokin’ BBQ and original.[related|post]It was inspired by the adventures of sisters Abigail Beatrice Co-Haw and Angeline Bridget Co in Miami, Florida, Bondi Beach ...

by Anne Ruth Dela Cruz  | February 23, 2012 04:00:00
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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

How a restaurant got into franchising

Hap Chan tried to satisfy the growing demand by aggressively expanding through franchising.

Hap Chan—yes, that restaurant that spelled its name in several different ways—is getting its act together. Chinese cuisine has been part and parcel of Filipino cooking since the first Chinese immigrants arrived in the country. And while Chinese-style food can be cooked ...

by Lalah Varias-Salamat  | January 17, 2012 01:00:00
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[Video] Be Inspired: How Larry Cortez became a serial restaurateur

Be inspired with his story of starting small and making it big.

Serial restaurateur Larry Cortez shares with the secrets to his success and how he became who he is now. Speaking during the December leg of Entrepreneur Philippines\\\' Networking Night, Cortez shared his humble beginnings in the restaurant industry and how his ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | January 12, 2012 04:00:00
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How Gerry\\\'s Grill expanded overseas

Learn from the experience of this homegrown brand.

Stories of Filipino achievement in foreign shores have become common, and the notion of finding fortune success overseas is pervasive. This is true even among Filipino brands and companies that have made it big in the homeland. Many have been expanding internationally ...

December 15, 2011 02:00:00
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3 business lessons from food industry veteran Nancy Lumen

Expert restaurateur answers your questions

Starting a business is one thing, and running a business is an entirely different thing. For the uninitiated, the way a business operates can be like scaling Mount Everest or facing a blank wall.Being your partner in your entrepreneurial journey, listed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 28, 2011 01:00:00