Gian's D' Breakfast Club - Restaurant Business

Starting your own Restaurant

D' Breakfast Club is a small restaurant located at the corner of Ponce and Guerrero streets in Davao City.  It is situated near Ateneo de Davao University.  It serves breakfast meals all day from 5 am to 12 midnight. 

Last week I met the owners of this restaurant.  You'll never guess the reason why they started this business.  Continue reading to find out what it is.

Situated near a big university in Davao city the restaurant caters to dormers and students living in the area.  For a regular tapsilog meal one only has to pay around 30-40 pesos.  Very reasonable and perfect for a student's pocket.  However, looking at the interiors of the place one would not think that this restaurant serves very affordable meals.  As an added bonus, the restaurant offers free WIFI connection.

What was most impressive for me though was the food!  It was perfectly cooked!  Say goodbye to dry  rubbery omelettes and burnt tocinos.  When my food came, the pork tocino was still juicy and my omelette a littly runny, just the way I like it. 

True to their name, the restaurant tries to offer everything you might need for breakfast.  Aside from the rice meals, the restaurant also offers pandesal sandwiches and cereals!  I heard that you even get to choose between regular or low-fat milk to go with your cereals.  As an added bonus, the restaurant also has brownies and mamom for dessert.  Try their creamy mamom!  It's one of the best I've tried.

The only drawback is the limited seating capacity of the place and the fact that it can get really hot during lunch time considering that the place is open and doesn't have air conditioning.  At night time, I heard the place is usually packed.

There has been a lot of inquiries for franchises but the couple has decided not to franchise out yet.  They said that if they franchise out they want to be ready for it so that they can ensure that the quality remains the same. Besides, aside from this business the wife runs her own pre-school (Beautiful Minds) and the husband manages his own trading and import business as well.  A step towards that direction though is the couples strategy to outsource their processed meats to a meat-processing plant in Cebu City. 

As to why they started this restaurant, the couple simply replied that they needed it!  They established the restaurant because their daughter was going to start school already and they found it hard to prepare her breakfast and packed lunch everyday.  Having the restaurant meant they can call the restaurant to prepare the meals for them and therefore making their life more convenient.  It seems like there was no complaints from their daughter.  Just look at how happy she is in the picture.

I guess if your business is not only something you love but also something you need, the desire to make it work is stronger.  Another point to consider is the fact that if you need it then somebody else might need it as well.

Happy start ups to all entrepreneurs!   I look forward to hearing your success story someday.

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