DAVAO CITY — Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI) is opening three new Max’s restaurants in the Visayas before the end of the year as part of its expansion outside Metro Manila.
Arianne Ross B. Pombo, MGI trade marketing manager for Visayas and Mindanao, said the new branches will be in Robinsons Galleria in Iloilo City, Robinsons Galleria in Cebu City, and SM Ormoc City.
“Nationwide, there are 196 active stores and we still have store openings for the rest of the year,” Ms. Pombo said in an interview during the launch of Max’s new product, the spicy fried chicken, at SM Lanang Premier here.
For Mindanao, she said expansion plans are still being assessed.
“In Mindanao, I can’t say yet if there will be new openings (soon)… still in the pipeline,” she said, adding that Max’s Restaurants in Mindanao “are doing well.”
There are currently eight branches in Mindanao consisting of two in Davao City, and one each in the cities of Zamboanga, Butuan, Tagum, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and Pagadian.
MGI, which also owns other restaurant brands such as Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice, Teriyaki Boy, and Dencio’s, opened 21 new stores in the first six months this year. — Maya M. Padillo