Archive | October, 2011

Chicken Deli of Bacolod Comes to Manila

25 Oct

Being a huge fan of Bacolod’s Chicken Deli, I was really excited to visit Chicken Deli which was newly opened here in Manila! I remember eating there with my friend during our 3 day stay in Bacolod. We ate there from breakfast to dinner knowing that we will miss how Chicken Deli is really different compared to the other Chicken Inasal’s out there.

The Chicken Inasal’s special status in the hearts, mouths and bellies of the Filipino people is something that Bacolod’s Chicken Deli, which stands for “Chicken delicious,” was born in 1983 in the sunny city of Bacolodm which is itself the home of Inasal. The idea came about when Chicken Deli’s founder, Mamang, felt the need and the desire to feed people with the dish they so loved: Inasal.

After being the Rockstar of Chicken Inasal in Bacolod, Chicken Deli has its sights set on conquering the Manila crowd. The low prices, sinamak, awesome taste and speedy service will surely jive well with us city dwellers.

The restaurant opened its first Metro Manila branch at the SM City North Edsa Annex just last July and is now open for franchisers to continue Chicken Deli’s time honored tradition of serving delicious Inasal that’s been cooked with as much love and care as Mamang used to cook it in the old days.

Chicken Deli also serves other parts of the chicken that are flame grilled to perfection namely atay (liver), baticolon (gizzard), liog (neck), isol (butt) and pakpak (wings). All delicious meals are served with Kanin All You Can! garlic rice, soup and special sinamak or “sawsawan”

Chicken Deli’s Manila branches are located at SM North Edsa Annex Building, 3rd floor and another branch will open next week at the G/F of Tutuban Center Mall, G/F of Cartimar shopping center and soon at Rosal St. Brgy. Uno Calamba Laguna, Pedro Gil adn Recto Avenue.

Chicken Deli see you soon! šŸ˜€

Meeting the Rockstars of Franchising

25 Oct

“Is franchising for you?” This was one of the questions Linda and Butz Bartolome asked us during a very rare interview that we have with them during the Bloggers’ Night at Fresca, Makati in RCBC. I went there without any huge expectations, but I left with tons of knowledge about how franchising works, and what it takes to succeed in business here in the Philippines.

Who’s Butz Bartolome? To those who just heard of his name, he is dubbed as the Franchise Guru of the Philippines. He continues to help entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs by giving them a chance to showcase their business in the Philippine SME and Franchise Expo 2011.

Now on its 3rd year, this well attended event will be held at the PICC forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (CCP Complex) Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Manila on October 27-29, 2011 with 120 SME and Franchise Business on display targetting over 8,000 visitors during the three day expo.

During our mini press conference with them, they talked about how they started and what are the challenges they faced during the journey to success. I was deeply amazed at how the couple, Linda and Butz slowly paved the golden road to success. Being an OFW in Saudi, Butz felt the need to start a business so that he can be close to his family and to get better income. Upon hearing this, I can’t help but think about how most of the Filipino families here experience almost the same plight. But this two really made a difference through monster perseverance and passion to succeed.

Fiorgelato, Chicken Deli of Bacolod and Uniload owners also shared their amazing stories. Truly, franchising requires a lot of discipline and hardwork in order to succeed.

Do you want to know more about how to start a business? Go to theĀ Philippine SME and Franchise Expo 2011 and educate yourself by attending the battery of seminars they have in store for all the attendees. Members of the FIP such as Fiorgelato, Potato Corner, VCargo, Lay Bare, Generika, Cut, Bibingkinitan, Julieā€™s Bakeshop, Freshka, Baliwag, Chicco di Caffe, Baliwag Lechon Manok, El Bono Pizza, Unigosyo, Chichariffic and the newest member Chicken Deli of Bacolod will be joining the roasters of participants and exhibitors of the Philippine SME & Franchise Expo 2011. To know more about the 3-Day event and to register for free visit http://www.smexpoph.com and donā€™t miss the chance to know about the business of starting a business through their seminars and activities that might bring you the long term success you’ve been dreaming of.