Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tropicana Creates Coconut Craze with Tropicana Coco Quench

      TROPICANA has spurred the hype for coconut water in the Philippines with its new breakthrough drink, Tropicana Coco Quench. 100% fresh and made from real coconut water, Tropicana Coco Quench is touted as the new, must-have drink for health and lifestyle enthusiasts of all ages.
“The upsurge in demand for coconut water is remarkable. This phenomenon has drawn global attention to the Philippines as one of the leading sources of coconut water in the world. Tropicana Coco Quench leverages the expertise of Tropicana to come out with a revolutionary product from locally-grown coconuts that addresses the need for better and healthier choices for consumers,” shared Partho Chakrabarti, president for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PPCPI).

A Hip and Healthier Lifestyle from Tropicana

Tropicana Coco Quench brings the natural goodness of coconut water closer to local consumers, infusing “fun” and “freshness” into the lifestyle of Filipinos. Coconut water is known for containing electrolytes similar to the human plasma, making it naturally hydrating with less sugar and calories. Coconut water is also a rich source of iron, calcium and magnesium. It has 4 times higher potassium content than bananas. The regular drinking of this amazing juice from nature can significantly help reduce food cravings and flush out toxins to boost health and aid in weight loss. It’s the perfect drink for consumers who lead an active lifestyle, like super model Charo Ronquillo who was aptly chosen as the brand ambassador for Tropicana Coco Quench.  A homegrown beauty, Ronquillo has walked the runway at prestigious New York and Paris fashion shows. She has appeared on the cover of international fashion and beauty editorials like Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Active, healthy and beautiful, Ronquillo embodies the Tropicana Coco Quench lifestyle.
All-natural and Fresh-sealed
Tropicana Coco Quench is the first locally-produced drink with an 8-month shelf life. It capitalizes on the advanced technology of Tetra Pak packaging to replicate the protection of coconuts. This allows Tropicana Coco Quench to stay fresh as the real fruit without the need for preservatives and added flavours. It is also the only drink that utilizes a hip, octagon-shaped packaging for easier grip. The 330 ml pack (SRP at Php30/pack) comes with a pull-tab mechanism and allows consumers to conveniently drink the coconut water straight from the pack. Tropicana Coco Quench is also available in a 1 Litre pack (SRP at Php80/pack) with a reclosable and 100% resealable cap for sharing with friends and family.
PCPPI brings a strong portfolio of exciting beverage products for the Philippine market with the launch of Tropicana Coco Quench.  Other brands under PCPPI include Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier.

About Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 65 years. Lotte Chilsung, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea, is the lead shareholder of PCPPI as an independently-listed company and co-manages it with PepsiCo. It is co-owned by Lotte Chilsung, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier. It has established manufacturing facilities across the country, serving at least 440,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network. PCPPI was awarded “Pepsi Bottler of the Year – Asia” in 2006. 

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Quiznos At The Fort, First In The Philippines!

     Quiznos, the US-based pioneer of the toasted sandwich and casual restaurant franchise has opened its doors to the Philippine market in its first store at Parkade One, Bonifacio High Street. The venture is managed under Quizee Foods Inc., a subsidiary of the ACA Group formed specifically to bring the one of the largest fast-food brands in the world to the Philippines. 
Dr. Amable Aquiluz
“Quiznos chose ACA Group because of its long-standing experience in food service, its strong appreciation of American brands, and its unique insight into marketing and shaping American food to the Filipino palate,” said Lee Vala, international chief development officer for Quiznos. “The partnership underlines Quiznos’ commitment to expanding and strengthening our brand equity, and making our mark in the Philippine market. We are confident that ACA Group will be able to communicate the unique offerings of Quiznos to Filipinos.”
Quiznos The Fort, Taguig
The ACA Group has a long-standing track record of introducing American brands to the Philippines, most notably Johnny Rockets, the all-American dining chain. The group has more than 20 years of experience in franchising and developing business investment networks. Quiznos is open for franchising through the ACA Group, especially with the expected success of the flagship restaurant. To date, several franchises have already been set up, and more restaurants are expected to open in Metro Manila and nearby cities such as Laguna. The group is projecting that total of 250 stores will be up across the country in the next five years, with an estimated PHP7.5 billion in revenues. The total investment for the undertaking is around PHP2.5 billion.

Aside from its unique toasted recipes, Quiznos will be adapting menu items to suit the Filipino taste. Senior Vice President for Culinary Innovation, Chef Zach Calkins arrived in the Philippines early this to train the first batch of kitchen staff, familiarize himself with Filipino cuisine, and subsequently developed a localized menu to fit the Filipino Palate.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Quiznos as their partner in launching the first store in the Philippines, and in expanding their presence through our network of businesses and franchisers. We are confident that Quiznos will be a hit with the local market – our affinity for American brands and lifestyle, and the distinct Quiznos menu will be a staple of Filipino consumers looking for great food and value for money,” said Dr. Amable Aquiluz, CEO of the ACA Group.

Denver-based Quiznos is a national and international chain designed for today's busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, freshly prepared alternative to traditional fast-food restaurants. Using premium ingredients, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads. It is managed in the Philippines by Quizee Foods Philippines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ACA Franchising Group.

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Here, The PerxClub Mobile App, To Ease up your Life From Hassles!

         It was a night full of beautiful people, of fun, food, freebies and surprises. A gathering of sort, reunion of bloggers,  and everyone, who are up to, something new and exciting. To celebrate  one of the Philippines mobile history’s milestones, that is "PerxClub Mobile App" Launch!. PerxClub mobile app, is the new way of handling your reward and loyalty cards, minus the hassle of carrying them in your wallet all the time, and everytime you need them. A Rewards Progam in place- which is your mobile phone.

Product demo by Mr. Jerry Ilao

       Introduced by Mobile Optima Inc., a pioneering mobile app developer and digital marketing solutions company, Perxclub is the Philippines’ first and only digital customer rewards program that digitizes your loyalty cards and puts them all in one place you won’t forget, your phone! It gives all those foodies and shop-a-holics the rewards and convenience they truly deserve. How? Just download the app on the App Store for FREE, collect Perxtamps or digital stamps everytime you purchase and you’ll be on your way off to receiving lot of goodies and free stuff from Partner Merchants!

Decoy dancers entertaining the guest

Perxclub has teamed up with over 60 premier brands in the metro such as BonChon, Wendy’s, Chatime, Taters, Mrs. Fields, Mann Hann, Sumo Sam, White Hat, TechnoMarine, Nike Stadium, Flawless, Ink-All-You-Can and more to give loyal customers exciting freebies and rewards in a more convenient way. It also boasts of interactive features such as Play for a Prize where you can win additional freebies just by playing and winning a game, Leadership Circle where you get to know who’s got the most perks, Specials of the Month where merchants offer special promotion for the month and other fun and exciting features.

   Register Once and access all partner merchants. Its a free download app..below is the procedure on how to do it..

1. Opening

2. Welcome Page

3. Login page

4. Login loading

5. Main menu

6. Active Digital Loyalty Cards (w/perxtamps)

7. Specials of the Month

8. Main menu access

9. Near Me (shows merchants nearby)

10. All merchants list

11. Ex. Digital Loyalty card

12. To get Perxtamp, enter amount

13. Merchant will check the amount

14. Scan QR code provided by merchant

15. Enter passcode (if applicable)

16. Perxstamp confirmation page

17.Perxstam How-to (on upper right command)

18. My Data page

19. Leadership circle

20. Sample Leadership circle ranking

21. Leadership circle top rank profile

22. Medals for completing special tasks

23. Perxiclub friends notification

24. My friends

25. My profile

26. Passcode set-up

27. Perxclub help page

28. PerxclubAbout (shows version of app below)

29. Freebies from winning a game

30. Terms

31. Double checking

32. Enter Passcode to claim rewards/freebies

33. Scan the rewards perxclub fm the merchant

34. Confirmations page in claiming rewards/freebies

35. Redeeming rewards how-to (upper right corner question mark icon)
36.Near me Feature using Map
37. Near me Feature using List
38. Branches list per merchant
The PerxClub Exclusive Launch!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fast, fresh, Korean feast at Chef’s Noodle!

        In order to cater to the growing interest for all things Korean while also paying tribute to his roots, celebrity chef, Choi In Sun has crafted a selection of mouthwatering fusion of Korean favorites for the latest fast-casual dining restaurant around.

       Whether you are in the mood for some noodle dishes, sushi, or rice meals expect to find an awesome assortment of delectable Korean specialties at Chef’s Noodle. Veering away from the usual Korean restaurants in the Philippines, Chef’s Noodle has something more exciting to offer given from its Starking Fire Sushi (a first of its kind) to its signature dish, simply called, Chef’s Noodle. The restaurant is actually a Master Franchise by Simisim Group of Companies in the Philippines, which assures that quality of its brand.

          In support of Chef Choi, another popular Korean celebrity has lent her name to Chef’s Noodle, Grace Lee, who is happy to be the restaurant’s endorser. She was present at the grand launch of Chef’s Noodle last August 8, 2012 at University Mall along Taft Avenue.

      It’s also worth noting that Chef’s Noodle doesn’t just offer delectable dishes that have a unique twist, it also makes sure that it keeps prices affordable so that more people can enjoy awesome Korean food. Perfect for students on a budget to families, and basically just anyone who’s in the mood for a hearty, delicious meal.

      Ensuring that each visit is going to be a delightful experience for diners, Chef’s Noodle’s courteous staff will easily make everyone feel at home, which is then complemented by the wonderfully relaxed ambiance.

        Now are you interested for a sampling? Here’s a peek at Chef’s Noodles yummy dishes:

Chef’s Noodle (Php 150): Chef’s Noodle’s signature dish; topped with tamago, spouts, fried tofu, jun-ya, kutchai, and the choice of the restaurant’s secret seafood or beef broth.

Jjampong (Php 195): spicy Korean seafood noodles.

Bibim Noodles (Php 130): Cold noodles topped with bulgogi, tamago, Korean bean sprouts, kutchai, and our Chef’s Noodle’s version of sweet and spicy Bibim Sauce.

Japchae (Php 130): Sweet potato noodles (dangmyeon) stir fried in sesame oil with vegetables and bulgogi.

Chef’s Noodle: The restaurant’s signature dish is a delightful savory concoction of yummy noodles with a variety of toppings.
Rice Meals: Fill your tummy with Chef’s Noodle’s delicious selection of rice meals that even children can also enjoy.
Bibimbap: A popular Korean favorite, this savory dish is sure to become very popular among Chef’s Noodle diners.
Kimbap: A Korean specialty, this sushi is perfect for a quick lunch or snack for people on the go.
Mains and pancake: Make sure to have room in your tummy for all the mouthwatering specialties from Chef’s Noodle.
Noodles: Expect an assortment of delicious noodle dishes with a unique twist. 
Side dishes: Complete your meal with a variety of appetizers that are popular among Koreans.

 Chef's Noodle is located at the 2/F University Mall, Taft Avenue. For more details visit