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Vitarich To Cut Fast-Food Ops. Vitarich Corp., a Philippine poultry and feeds concern, said it plans to scale down the number of stores of its fast-food franchise, Texas Chicken, to seven. .... [more] 1 Jul, 2003
Homegrown franchises take center stage at SM Megamall show. Homegrown franchises will take center stage this month as members of the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) present to the public their winning business formula during the 2nd Filipino Franchise Show .... [more] 1 Jul, 2003
McDonald's franchisee to expand McCafe. Golden Arches Development Co., the Philippine franchise holder of the US-based McDonald's Corp, is going full blast this year with the expansion of McCafe, its coffeeshop retail business. .... [more] 19 Jun, 2003
KUB gives up rights to A&W in HK and Philippines. KUB Malaysia Bhd has surrendered the franchise rights to develop and operate A&W restaurants in Hong Kong and the Philippines effective June 5. .... [more] 8 Jun, 2003
The evolution of Filipino coffee culture. While deeply imbedded in Filipino culture, coffee drinking was not enjoyed as a primary conversation backstopper, much like liquor, until recently. .... [more] 14 May, 2003
Islands Souvenirs set to open in north Cebu. The company, which manufactures destination shirts and accessories, is now considering the applications for area development franchises of applicants in Bantayan, Malapascua and Bohol. .... [more] 28 Apr, 2003
Salty beauty. The common salt is no longer just for cooking. As entrepreneur Sarah Guballa discovered, it could be transformed into a beauty and healing product for women. .... [more] 24 Apr, 2003
Sikat-Tuna Subic opens today. Sikat-Tuna Inihaw opens it 26th outlet in Subic today. It will cater to local and foreign visitors who go for an extensive and fusion cuisine with yellow fin (tuna) and seafood as main ingredients. .... [more] 10 Apr, 2003
Metcash backs out of R400m Philippines deal. METRO Cash & Carry (Metcash SA) has cancelled a R400m deal that could have seen it enter the grocery wholesale market in the Philippines. .... [more] 29 Jan, 2003
Bally Total Fitness Builds on Global Expansion Efforts with New Franchised Clubs in Southeast Asia. Bally Total Fitness today announced that it will be expanding its current franchising efforts within Southeast Asia, launching new health clubs in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. .... [more] 17 Jan, 2003
Australian coffee trading firm to invest P300M here. A big Australian firm is keen on putting up a coffee production hub in the country for its exports and eyes at developing a coffee shop franchise in the local market. .... [more] 27 Nov, 2002
Metcash wins tentative support. Metcash's expansion into The Philippines has drawn a mixed response from major investors, but most indicate they are prepared to back management even as the company's share price tails off. .... [more] 8 Oct, 2002
What's in store for C-store. The convenience store or c-store is becoming a ubiquitous feature of every neighborhood in Metro Manila. .... [more] 7 Oct, 2002
Metcash deal with Suy Sing in Manila. Metcash has chosen a joint venture in the Philippines with Suy Sing Commercial Corp as the vehicle for its grand expansion in Asia - one that the grocery wholesaler hopes will generate $1 billion in sales within three years. .... [more] 3 Oct, 2002
Pardo, Cojuangco team up for franchising business. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. chairman Antonio Cojuanco, and former Finance and Trade Secretary Jose T. Pardo and Eldon Cruz, are setting up franchise mini-malls to be called Dream Plaza all over the country. .... [more] 30 Sep, 2002
Popeye's local franchisee eyes strong finish. What hamburgers did for McDonald's and roasted chicken for Kenny Rogers in the Philippines, will Cajun-inspired fried chicken be able to do for Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits? .... [more] 27 Sep, 2002
NDC urged to allot P1-B for franchise industry. Former Trade and Industry Secretary Jose T. Pardo, who is also the founding chairman of the Philippine Franchise Association, urged yesterday the National Development Corp. (NDC) to allocate at least P1 billion from its planed sale of NDC bonds for the franchise industry. .... [more] 26 Sep, 2002

'House that fried chicken built' maintains local outlook. At a time when companies are taking a more global outlook in terms of their operations, Max's Restaurant is keeping on to its tack of investing locally. .... 26 Mar, 2002
McDonald's-Jollibee fast food war broils. Fast food giant McDonald's Corp is investing 3.5 billion pesos ($68.63 million) to expand its Philippine operations, but analysts say it has much to do to catch up with the country's top hamburger chain, Jollibee Foods Corp. .... 18 Aug, 2001
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