Food shorts: Rice meals, eat-all-you-can promos


Posted at Jan 09 2013 08:34 AM | Updated as of Jan 10 2013 07:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Here are some new products and announcements that may make food lovers happy.

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Quiznos adds rice bowl meals to menu

Quiznos branches in the country are now serving rice bowl meals, a first for the American sandwich chain.

Braised Beef Rice Bowl from Quiznos. Photo: Handout

“Rice and Filipinos are two things you cannot separate, and in terms of rice consumption, the Philippines places as the sixth largest in the world,” said Dr. Amable Aguiluz IX, chief executive officer of the ACA Group, which brought Quiznos to the Philippines.

“This is the reason why it’s important for our brand to offer rice meals, as we understand that Filipinos always look for a local dish they can relate to in every restaurant they visit,” he added.

The new rice bowl meals include Chicken and Mushroom, Braised Beef, Beef in Soy Lemon Sauce, Chicken Oriental, and Chicken Pork Adobo. Each is priced at P115.

Meanwhile, Aguiluz said Quiznos is set to open 10 more stores in Metro Manila this month, in line with the brand’s 50-store expansion program for next year.

Quiznos currently has branches at One Parkade in Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, at Greenbelt 3 in Makati, and at Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa. The brand will soon have branches in Eastwood, Katipunan and Shangri-La Plaza.

Edsa Shangri-La’s eat-all-you-can promos

The Edsa Shangri-La hotel in Mandaluyong City is bringing back its discounted eat-all-you-can deals in two restaurants this month.

On its Facebook page, the hotel said those who will dine at the Summer Palace between today and January 31 may enjoy an eat-all-you-can dimsum feast, which includes fried and steamed dimsum, soup, noodles, dessert and tea for P688++ each. Groups of four or more diners enjoy 10% savings, it added.

HEAT, Edsa Shangri-La's buffet restaurant. Photo from HEAT's Facebook page

HEAT, on the other hand, lets customers enjoy its award-winning buffet served in 13 interactive theater kitchens at discounted prices until January 31. Guests should come in groups of five or more to enjoy the promo – P799++ per person for lunch on Mondays to Saturdays, and P999++ for dinner on Sundays to Wednesdays.

For more information, call (02) 633-8888 extension 2777 or 2739, or e-mail [email protected]