Cebu is known for its delectable food, and mind you, the selection is not just limited to lechon, dried mangoes or otap. When it comes to fast food dining, Cebuano brands are competing against established ones in terms of taste and service. Here are two homegrown Cebuano fast food restaurants you might want to try.
Andy’s Crunchicken is one of the growing fast food chains serving chicken in Cebu. Before the inception of the restaurant, the family was into a canteen business in Manila in 1986. When the head of the family Andy Caro passed away, the rest of the kin relocated to Cebu. The daughter continued what her dad started and became a concessionaire in canteen schools. Her crispy tender chicken was an instant hit and people started ordering for special occasions outside the school.
Intended as a take-out counter, the first Andy’s Crunchicken outlet opened at Salinas Drive, Lahug, in 2003. Dine-in customers flocked the place so the owner decided to open more branches in Capitol Site and Talamban. Further expanding the business, the management offered it for franchise as there were a lot of inquiries from interested entrepreneurs. In just a matter of months, five franchisees opened throughout the metro.
A few years later, the company decided to make all the company-owned branches into fast food chains that serve not only chicken but other gourmet over-the-counter food to tap a wider market. Their growing menu includes Crunchee Burger, Burger Pinoy, Manok Sandwich, Spagheddy, and Cheezy Macaroni. They also have ham and tocino meals. Party packs such as Bunch A' Pack Sulit for Php280, Bunch A' Pack Mix for Php 330 and Bunch A' Pack Jumbo for Php380 are available.
The company-owned branches are located at Sacred Heart School Jesuits, St. Theresa's College, CP Center Building in Capitol Site, Nasipit, Talamban, University of Southern Philippines, Sky Rise Building in I.T. Park, Lahug, and MEPZ 2 in Lapu-lapu City. On the other hand, franchised stores are located at Robinson’s Supermarket in Banilad Town Centre, Lapulapu Market, Marina Mall in MEPZ 1, Mactan, Tita Gwapa in Labangon, and Fortune Square in Mandaue.
Are you interested in franchising Andy’s Crunchicken? For just a fee of Php200,000, you can have the following:
• Right to name
• Proprietary marks
• Site selection approval
• Store design and supervision
• 2 units stainless deep fryer
• 1 unit stainless warmer
• 1 set of uniform for 4 food handlers
• Flyers and posters for initial display
• Initial stocks
• Training for franchisee and staff
• Operational manual
• Grand opening assistance
• Ongoing support
• Effective field service
Crunchee Foodchain is located at Unit 7-B, Sky Rise Bldg., IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City. For more information, please call (032) 233-3214. You may also visit http://www.crunchicken.com/
Before the invasion of fast food giants here in Cebu, a Cebuano fast food restaurant has already captured the hearts and tummies of the locals. MyJoy, formerly McJoy, has been in the food business for more than 20 years. Because of legal issues with McDonald’s, the name McJoy was changed to MyJoy in September 2008.
Apart from their best-selling burgers, tacos, and spaghetti, they also serve rice meals like sizzling bangus, grilled pork belly, fried chicken, grilled tocino, and steak, among others. For diners with a sweet tooth, MyJoy serves mouthwatering halo-halo and fresh shakes. Shake flavors include mango, pineapple, buko, and avocado. Their refreshing iced tea shake is also a big hit. It is indeed a joy to dine in at this restaurant because aside from its delicious food, you will love its colorful and perky ambience.
Its two branches, located in Colon St. and at the 3rd level of Ayala Center Cebu, continue to thrive despite competition.
The company behind MyJoy decided to merge it with two of its food brands, Brasco Pizza and Butterbean, to come up with Cebu’s first 3-in-1 restaurant. Located at the Asia Town IT Park, the establishment that simultaneously runs three brands is called Wanna Eat. This one-of-a-kind restaurant certainly suits different needs and tastes. Whether you want to have some light snacks, a full meal, a slice of dessert, or a cup of coffee, this place is perfect. The 110-square meter store can accommodate up to 80 persons.
If you are craving for some tacos or burgers, but you are too busy to go out, don’t fret. Ordering is simply a click away! Check out MyJoy’s virtual counter at http://www.myjoy.ph/ and have your orders delivered to your doorstep. You may also contact MyJoy through the following numbers: Ayala Center Cebu at (032) 231-5614/415-1474, Osmeña Boulevard at (032) 254-7979/254-3166, and Asia Town IT Park at (032) 268-6312.
Are you planning to have a food trip this weekend? Why don’t you have a crunchy fried chicken at Andy’s and some mouthwatering halo-halo at My Joy?
A) Lahug, Salinas Drive, Cebu City
B) Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus, M. P. Yap Street, Cebu City
C) St. Theresa's College, Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City
D) Capitol Site, Cebu City
E) University of southern Philippines, Lahug, Cebu City
F) Asiatown I.T. Park, Cebu City
G) MEPZ1 Main Road, Lapu-Lapu City
H) MEPZ2 Lagoon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
I) Banilad Town Center, Cebu City
J) Mandaue City, Cebu
K) Colon Street, Cebu City
L) Labangon, Cebu City