Top 5 Pinoy Food Cart Businesses

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A lot of entrepreneurs go into the food cart business of its strong earning potential knowing Filipinos love food so much. Also, because of low capitalization undeniably food carts have become one of the preferred types of start-up business in the country.

There are two options in putting up a food cart business: one is create your own, and the other is to get a franchise. If you’re looking for a good idea, here’s the top picks based on amount of capital to popularity from from that are surely a hit to consumers:

1) Siomai House

Food Cart Appeal: Cheap, Tasty dimsum

Franchise Fee: Php 250,000.00 non-refundable, which includes the basic designed booth, freezer, steamer, beverage dispenser, advertising signs and signage, two (2) sets of uniforms, free delivery 3x a week, and other provisions to conduct the business.
(Note: The fee is for the basic designed booth only, other requirements that may arise concerning booth design will be charged to the franchisee at cost.)

2) Hong Kong Style Noodles

Food Cart Appeal: Quick, inexpensive carbo loading
This popular food cart franchise is offering authentic Chinese street food: stir fried noodles, siomai, sharks fin, shrimp siomai toppings, dumplings among other reasonably priced dishes. Franchise Fee: Php 120,000 and includes the following

  • Food Cart
  • Kitchen utensils such as unit griddle, heavy duty steamer, menu board, small wares
  • Signages
  • Crew uniforms
  • Initial product offering (inventory)
  • Training program
  • Manual of the day to day operations
  • Assistance in the pre opening
  • Assistance in grand cart opening
  • Assistance in selecting locations

3) Potato Corner

Food cart appeal: Yummy Flavored French Fries

Potato Corner one of the first food carts in the Philippines that offered flavored french fries.  It is the brainchild of the Cinco Corporation, which launched its operations in the Philippines in 1992.
Franchise Packages:
For school canteen – Php 150,000
Standard Cart – 1.8 meters

For malls, shopping centers, commercial spaces, bus terminal, supermarkets, etc. – Php 270,000

Outdoor Kiosk – Php 335,000 – Php 380,000

Hole in the wall – Php 400,000
All Franchise Packages are inclusive of the following:

  • cart
  • equipment
  • small wares
  • initial inventory
  • training of franchisee and staff
  • Contact Details

4) Bibingkinitan

Food Cart Appeal: Personal-sized bibingka for the mini meals

Bibingkinitan’s main product, as suggested by its name, is the Filipino snack “Bibingka”.  Bibingka is a Filipino rice cake that is popularly being sold during the Christmas season, especially right after the “Simbang Gabi” masses.

Franchise Fee: Php 200,000

5) Fruitas
Food Cart Appeal: Affordable and healthy thirst quenchers

Fruitas serves a variety of fruit shakes, fruit smoothies, and fruit juices,  and with the vast amount of choices to choose from, customers will definitely find the right drink for them.  Among the fruits that they offer are mangoes, apples, bananas, papayas, melons, and a lot more.