What's the 'most searched' dining spot in PH?


Posted at Aug 30 2013 05:29 PM | Updated as of Sep 02 2013 12:39 AM

Donuts at J.CO

MANILA – Google Philippines released its “zeitgeist” for the first half of 2013, which includes lists of top searches for different categories.

Also part of Google’s zeitgeist is a list of the “most searched” dining destinations in the country during the first six months of the year, which is topped by J.CO, an Indonesia-based donut chain.

J.CO opened its first branch in the Philippines at SM Megamall last year. The brand is known for using premium ingredients such as Belgian chocolate, California almonds and Japanese matcha in its products, which include donuts, mini-donuts and beverages.

Second on the list is the American fast food giant KFC. Teen star Daniel Padilla was tapped as the first celebrity endorser of KFC in the Philippines early this year.

Landing in third place is the buffet dining concept Vikings, followed by the fast food chains McDonald’s, Jollibee and Pizza Hut.

Two more buffet restaurants made it to the list of “most searched” restaurants – Buffet 101 and Yakimix at seventh and tenth place, respectively. All-day breakfast dining concept Pancake House ranked eighth, while pizza chain Yellow Cab was at ninth place.

Meanwhile, here are the other lists released by Google Philippines as part of its zeitgeist for January to June 2013:

Local destinations

1.    Balesin Island
2.    Tubbataha Reef
3.    Enchanted River
4.    Calaguas Island
5.    Pico de Loro
6.    El Nido, Palawan
7.    Potipot Island
8.    Mayon Volcano
9.    Amana Waterpark
10.    Ace Water Spa


1.    Cloudfone
2.    HTC One
3.    PS4
4.    Alcatel One Touch
5.    Coby Kyros
6.    Torque Tablet
7.    Cherry Mobile
8.    Cherry Mobile tablet
9.    Blackberry 9220
10.    Samsung Tablet


1.    Les Miserables
2.    Spring Breakers
3.    The Hobbit
4.    Mama
5.    Oblivion
6.    Paranormal Activity 4
7.    The Last Stand
8.    The Breakfast Club
9.    Rurouni Kenshin
10.    Despicable Me 2

TV Shows

1.    Rooftop Prince
2.    Glory Jane
3.    American Idol 12
4.    Supernatural Season 8
5.    Absolute Boyfriend
6.    One Piece
7.    Inuyasha
8.    Teletubbies
9.    Pocoyo
10.    Marimar

Pinoy Personalities

1.    Nash Aguas
2.    Gretchen Ho
3.    Raymond Abracosa
4.    Meg Imperial
5.    Richard Poon
6.    Kevin Balot
7.    Dani Barretto
8.    Anne Curtis
9.    Kiefer Ravena
10.    Dominique Cojuangco

Foreign Personalities

1.    Henry Cavill
2.    Nicholas Hoult
3.    Amanda Bynes
4.    Kim So Hyun
5.    Nick Vujicic
6.    Lance Armstrong
7.    Gemma Arterton
8.    Pope Benedict XVI
9.    Jackie Chan
10.    Vin Diesel


1.    Tony Parker
2.    Kiefer Ravena
3.    Tim Duncan
4.    Terrence Romeo
5.    Tracy McGrady
6.    Serena Williams
7.    LeBron James
8.    Gina Carano
9.    Kobe Bryant
10.    Marco Gumabao


1.    Fall Out Boy
2.    Pink
3.    Pierce the Veil
4.    Bamboo Manalac
5.    Alicia Keys
6.    EXO
7.    David Guetta
8.    Charice Pempengco
9.    SHINee
10.    Girls Generation