The Johnny-come-lately-that-could from Bulua is stepping up its game with a foray into the restaurant business.
Botoy’s Lechon Manok, BBQ and Liempo will be opening up its first ever restaurant in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental in about a month’s time.
During a briefing held for CDO Bloggers officers 2nd Quarterly Meeting held at their flagship store in Bulua, Joan M. Delatado, D.M., CEO of McAlba Food Corporation said the new resto dubbed Big Tummy’s (The Foodies Den) will be a casual dining, self service establishment similar to big fast food chains that would serve as a template for future franchising opportunities.
“McAlba Foods is our company for our Botoy’s kiosks while Big Tummy’s will be under Paragon Foods & Catering Corporation which will handle all our company owned restaurants,” Delatado
said. “Franchising for both will be handled by Botoy’s Lechon Franchising Corp.”
The new resto is under construction at the site of the existing Botoy’s outlet in Tagoloan, which she said is a very promising location that’s near big industries facing the public plaza, near the church and municipal hall, and schools where there are currently no fast food chains or restaurants, and no other function rooms except for Paula’s hotel, so those wishing to have business or social functions often have no other choice than go to Cagayan de Oro city, a good hour’s commute away.
From the artist’s renderings of Big Tummy’s shown to us by Ms. Joan, a Botoy’s To Go counter will be standard for all future restos. Big Tummy’s Tagoloan will be complemented by another in Gingoog City. Parking is available and so will the ubiquitous free Wifi.
“We also plan to expand this flagship store in Bulua to another Big Tummy’s,” she added, though a timeline for the expansion as yet to be set.