Recognizing consumer desire for high quality and authentic food options, foodpanda, an on-demand food delivery service in Philippines, fills the gap in Cebu by bringing into their platform a variety of restaurants: Citywok, a Chinese restaurant serving delicious dimsum; Itealicious Milk Tea, a milk tea shop serving flavorful and refreshing drinks; and Oppa’s Kitchen, serving authentic Korean food. Here’s a peek of the sweet beginnings and rough roads they had to go through before reaching their peak
City Wok Food House
For Rodney Co, the best part of owning a business is seeing customers happy and satisfied. That is why in 2019 he established City Wok to offer the best Chinese food in order to bring smiles and satisfaction to Cebuanos. City Wok offers flavorful, colorful and distinctly local Chinese classic dishes.
“Each city should have a City Wok. We look forward to having more branches in the future so we could make more customers happy,” said Co. “Every one has a part in making a business successful. Make sure to hire the right people, be open to customers’ feedback, know your suppliers and, last but not the least, make use of social media and reach out to food bloggers to promote your business,” he advised aspiring restaurateurs.
Itealicious Milk Tea
Itealicious Milk Tea owned by Yuwen Chiu started in 2018 and currently has six branches in Cebu City. His goal is to bring Taiwan’s famous milk tea taste to Filipinos so he’s hoping to expand all over Cebu and to other cities in the near future.
“I believe in destiny and fortune. You can accumulate your fortune by helping people and working hard. Trust God and have the right attitude,” said Chiu. He also shared that he’s very happy whenever he sees repeating customers and good review.
Kobi Choi fell in love with the city of Cebu where he was studying English back in 2013. The beautiful beaches and the warmth of the Cebuanos made him decide to live here and eventually he put up Oppa’s Kitchen in 2019 to serve affordable, healthy and delicious Korean food that people in Cebu would love.
Choi feels blessed to have a happy and hardworking crew who helps him operate three branches: in Talisay, Talamban and Mandaue. “In anything that you do, always love it. Do it with passion. When you have an idea, act on it, because a lot of people will have the same idea and it is up to you to make it a reality,” said Choi.
These three business owners find foodpanda easy and convenient for both customers and restaurant partners. They are grateful to have their business online with a foodpanda as a partner, providing their restaurants the ability to serve a wider customer base with their delicious offerings.