Bite-sized convenience: foodpanda helps food entrepreneurs grow their business
“I used to rely on word of mouth and on my social media channels to promote The Hive. Now, when I meet people, they tell me that they always order from us using foodpanda. They even know that we are part of the Super Sundays and Mega Mondays promos. They are aware that we exist because of foodpanda,” she said. Aside from her business success, she credits foodpanda for giving her the means to maintain her two employees, and even hire more with her additional branches. “Because of this I have been able to help two families through the pandemic, and I will be able to help more.” Delibites Concepts Corporation The Barefruit Group of Companies is a homegrown brand in General Santos City, which proudly puts to heart the province’s very own local products. Hannah Mamon, who has a background in the fast food industry, wanted to start a business that would enable her to spend more time with her family so she set out to open her fruit shakes and smoothies business that focused on the exotic fresh produce that is available in GenSan such as langka and guyabano. Her initial foray into a mall space shut down, but with determination and faith, she got back into business and in the last 10 years has expanded her product line to include JM Shawarma, Kutsara PH, Pink Pot Milktea, Paluto, Bake Barn, Barefruit Guyabano, Merry Mango, EE Takuyaki. Through franchising, she now has 300 stores nationwide.
She values her partnership with foodpanda, as it has allowed her to grow in the digital space.
“We started with foodpanda in 2019 and currently around 130 stores are under foodpanda nationwide. It has helped us in terms of reaching our customers during the pandemic in the most efficient way. It even saves our stores inside the malls from closing. It also gave us opportunities to open cloud kitchens to cater more, and expand and reopen closed stores,” she said.
For her, the mission is to support local agriculture, and through her continued business success, she is ensuring that more farmers will benefit from supplying their fresh ingredients.
Dimsum Break's first branch started operating on February 12, 1996, with a unique setup that provides a convenient venue for people to enjoy fresh dim sum dishes, whether for a quick bite or to linger over a hearty full meal. “From relying heavily on dine-in customers as the main source of revenue, we found ourselves having to adapt to new ways of serving customers,” said Marketing Manager Kyra Velasco. They partnered with foodpanda as early as 2015, and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were able to continue serving their customers by bringing their dimsum favorites to their doorstep. “Receiving orders through foodpanda ahead of time helps keep our store operations efficient,” Velasco said. foodpanda is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs and helping them to reach their customers through efficient delivery service, and promos that bring excitement for the brand. Tap mo na yan, and try out the different cuisines from these homegrown brands and more. Visit foodpanda Instagram and