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This is a list of notable restaurant chains in the Philippines. A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants with the same name in many different locations that are either under shared corporate ownership (e.g., McDonald's in the United States) or franchising agreements. Typically, the restaurants within a chain are built to a standard format through architectural prototype development and offer a standard menu and/or services.



Restaurant chain Type Year started[a] Owned by Background / Notes
Cabalen Buffet 1986 Cabalen Group of Companies
Chowking Fast food 1985 Jollibee Foods Corporation
Congo Grille Casual dining 1999 Congo Grille Bar & Restaurant
Dencio's Casual dining 1991 Max's Group
Bacolod Chicken Inasal Fast food 1993 Beaming Dreams Corporation
Greenwich Pizza Fast food 1971 Jollibee Foods Corporation
Jollibee Fast food 1978[1] Jollibee Foods Corporation Fast food which serves American-influenced Filipino cuisine. An off-shoot of a Magnolia ice cream parlor franchise established by Tony Tan Caktiong in 1975.[1]
KFC Fast food 1967[2] Yum! Brands American fast food chain.
Mang Inasal Fast food 2003 Jollibee Foods Corporation
Max's Restaurant Casual dining 1945 Max's Group
McDonald's Fast food 1981[3] Golden Arches Development Corporation American fast food chain. Master franchise in the Philippines is owned by a local company associated with George Yang.[4]
Tokyo Tokyo Fast food 1985 One Food Group
Yellow Cab Pizza Fast food 2001 Max's Group
Pancake House Casual dining 1974 Max's Group
Teriyaki Boy Casual dining 2001 Max's Group
Jamba Juice Fast food 2011 Max's Group
Krispy Kreme Fast food 2006 Max's Group
Sizzlin' Steak Casual dining - Max's Group
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers Burger chain 2014 Hawaiian fast food chain founded by Ted Tsakiris and Rich Stula.[5] It was brought to the country by Sumo Burger Global Inc. via a licensing agreement.[6]
Tropical Hut Fast food 1962[7] Mercury Group of Companies
Shakey's Pizza Casual dining 1975 First pizza chain in the United States. It began in the country under the ownership of San Miguel Corporation.
Popeyes Fast food 2019 Multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants founded by Al Copeland. Closed its Philippine branches in 2007 due to a conflict with its local franchise holder, but later returned in 2019 to re-open seven stores.[8][9]
Burger King Fast food 1997[10] Jollibee Foods Corporation American-based multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.
Gerry's Grill Casual dining 1997 Gerry Apolinario
Kuya J Restaurant Casual dining 2013 Kuya J Group Holdings Inc.
Shake Shack Fast food 2019 SSI Group Inc. American fast casual restaurant chain based in New York City. Opened its first branch in the Philippines on May 10, 2019, in Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.[11]
Starbucks Coffee chain 1997 Rustan Coffee Corporation Opened its first store in the Philippines at Ayala Avenue in December 1997.



  1. ^ For restaurant chains originating outside the Philippines; Year of introduction (e.g. opening of first-ever branch) in the Philippines.


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  12. ^ Margaux Ortiz (June 15, 2007). "Burger chain outlets face closure for lack of permit".[permanent dead link]