foodpanda partner Ineng’s Special Barbecue shares recipe for success
posted July 16, 2020 at 09:08 pm
When it comes to classic Filipino food favorites, there are three key flavors we are looking for: a bold combination of sweet, sour, and salty. Ineng’s Special Barbecue has mastered the art of combining these flavors for a surprising yet well-blended taste. Together with the on-demand food delivery service foodpanda, restaurateur Michelle “Ineng” Santiago continues to grow her culinary credibility through delicious and appealing Filipino food that we all know and love.
From their iconic barbecue to their must-try Filipino comfort food, here’s how foodpanda street food hero Ineng’s Special Pork Barbecue remains a crowd-favorite in the midst of a pandemic:
Fresh is best
Ineng’s may be primarily known for its signature pork barbecue, but the restaurant has been polishing its reputation as a place for serious eating.
“I’m the one who still prepares the marination for our barbecues, and I make sure to use only fresh meat, never frozen for all our dishes. We’re all about simple, satisfying, and soulful Filipino comfort food that we cook from scratch, which is why I consider our brand as one of the best,” said Santiago.
As a homegrown chef in the kitchen since 1999, Santiago capitalizes on tropical produce and an abundance of fresh seafood and meat to ensure a sustainable and affordable menu.
Passion for service
For Santiago, when you understand that the key to a successful restaurant is uncompromising quality and your people, the possibilities are endless.
“The pandemic today is a challenge, especially when we know that restaurants will be closed and the guests won’t be coming,” she said.
“I had to drive myself to fetch our employees during the ECQ since we all know the transportation was not available. There were a lot of patrons looking for our barbecue, asking us if we can deliver. I’m thankful for our people’s commitment and passion for service – we were able to serve our customers and sustain the business.”
Consistently fast, reliable delivery service
As a restaurant owner, nothing is higher than Ineng’s priority list than the quality and safety of their food.
“During the ECQ, we were heavily reliant on foodpanda. Not only were we connected to their vast network of delivery partners, but it also ensured that every food that we prepare remains fresh, safe, and delivered to our customers quickly,” Santiago said.
While the entire Metro Manila was in lockdown, Ineng's was able to deliver and serve customers in all their branches.
“Our partnership with foodpanda not only helped in marketing the restaurant but in driving new consumer demand as well,” she added.
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