Potato Corner's first Hong Kong store is an early hit


Posted at Apr 13 2017 09:46 AM | Updated as of Apr 13 2017 12:47 PM

MANILA - Filipino food cart giant Potato Corner opened its first franchise in Hong Kong last week, attracting homesick Filipino workers and locals who have developed a taste for flavored fries.

Lines of up to 60 people form in front of the store in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui district daily and the sour cream and onion flavor is the top seller, store operator Mr. Kam told ABS-CBN News by phone.

"We knew it was going to be a hit, but the lines were quite a surprise," said Kam. "During the first few days, it was mostly Filipinos, but later there were locals too."

"Our fries are different because they are always made to order," he said.


Kam said the store has been featured in various food blogs and publications in the Chinese territory

Potato Corner plans to expand to up to 1,000 branches in the Philippines and abroad, according to its Facebook page. Overseas locations include the US, Indonesia, Thailand, Panama and Australia.

Its green food carts, where french fries are tossed in flavored powder, are a common fixture in malls and food courts.

Fastfood giant Jollibee also has stores in Hong Kong, catering to homesick Filipinos in one of the largest markets for the country's expatriate workers.