5 Filipino Restaurant Franchise in Qatar | BLQ Reader’s Choice 2020

For businessmen in Qatar who want to get a big market share of Filipinos in Qatar who loves to eat and are passionate about eating, then there are more than a dozen franchise opportunities you can consider, and all of them are popular brands that are already household names for every Filipinos.

Among them, there are several who have already set foot in Qatar. Get to know more about these 5 nominees for the Best Filipino Restaurant Franchise in Qatar Category (in alphabetical order).

1. Barrio Fiesta Qatar

As a pioneer in the Filipino restaurant industry, Barrio Fiesta has become an institution in its own right. Established in 1948, Barrio Fiesta is the home of the original kare-kare signature dish, delicious desserts, and refreshing beverages. It offers authentic Filipino cuisine to the large Filipino community in Qatar with home-style cooking that tastes great.

Barrio Fiesta is an integral part of Filipino celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, baptisms – any occasion that brings families and friends together. Barrio Fiesta now has more than fifty restaurants in the Philippines and abroad, continuously celebrating Filipino tradition and authentic Filipino Cuisine.


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Barrio Fiesta Qatar


2. Bo’s Coffee Qatar

Bo’s Coffee is a homegrown brew. Every cup of thei coffee celebrates and supports Philippine brew by using local beans from Sagada, Mt. Katinglad, Mt. Matumtum, and Mt. Apo. Each flavor profile has a distinct taste that truly epitomizes the rich diversity of their geographies.

Steve D. Benitez, the founder of Bo’s Coffee, believes that the Philippines is rich with culture, talent, and artistry. He reinvented Bo’s Coffee as a platform for startup businesses and social enterprises because for him, Filipino tradition and values deserve to be in the global limelight.

The origin of the name? Bo is an Italian-American roaster who Steve met at an exhibit in New Orleans when he was learning all about the coffee business. Bo’s passion and commitment for roasting quality coffee inspired Steve to model the company’s values after him.


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Bo’s Coffee Qatar


3. Gerry’s Grill Qatar

Gerry’s Grill is an international Filipino restaurant operating in Philippines, Singapore and California offering a menu that is packed with scrumptious food ranging from grilled seafood, Filipino and Asian favorites and tastefully prepared pica-pica.

At Gerry’s Grill, we strive to provide diners with a perfect ambiance that is inviting and relaxing for all types of gatherings. The menu at Gerry’s Grill reflects its origins in the exotic locales of the Orient and the Far East.

A perfect destination for a night out with friends or a quiet dinner with the family, Gerry’s Grill fits into all occasions and budgets.


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Gerry’s Grill Qatar


4. Jollibee Qatar

Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, with over 1,150 stores nationwide. A dominant market leader in the Philippines, Jollibee enjoys the lion’s share of the local market that is more than all the other multinational brands combined. The company has also embarked on an aggressive international expansion plan in Vietnam, Brunei, Hongkong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

A company that values family. Jollibee was founded by Tony Tan and his family with its humble beginnings as an Ice Cream Parlor which later grew into an emerging global brand. At the heart of its success is a family-oriented approach to personnel management, making Jollibee one of the most admired employers in the region with an Employer of the Year Award from the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines, Best Employer in the Philippines Award from Hewitt Associated and a Top 20 Employer in Asia citation from the Asian Wall Street Journal.

A Well-Loved Brand. Customer satisfaction has always been key to Jollibee’s success. Never losing sight of its goals, Jollibee has grown to be one of the most recognized and highly preferred brands in the Philippines. Now the market leader among fast-food chains in the Philippines, claiming a market share that totals more than half of the entire industry.


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Jollibee Qatar


5. Max’s Restaurant Middle East

Max’s Restaurant began operations in the Philippines in the year 1945,  just after World War II.  Maximo Gimenez, a Stanford – educated teacher befriended the American troops stationed at Quezon City, Manila. These soldiers would regularly visit Maximo’s nearby home for a drink or two. The troops then insisted that they pay for their drinks and this was what inspired Maximo to open a café, where the troops could enjoy food and drinks. The cafe initially served chicken, steak, and drinks. Maximo’s niece, Ruby, who managed the kitchen, created a special recipe for chicken that became an instant favorite with the GIs. Soon, the word spread among Filipino residents near-by. They came looking for the delicious, tender, juicy and crispy fried chicken. Max’s Restaurant was born.

Over the years, Max’s Restaurant’s popularity grew and it became known as ‘The House That Fried Chicken Built. Max’s today operates over 180 restaurants across the Philippines, North America, Canada, and the Middle East. Max’s menu comprises of classic Filipino dishes together with seasonal specials and of course, it’s famous, Max’s Fried Chicken. It has established itself as a household name, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition. The second and third generations of the family continue to zealously uphold the standards and traditions set by Maximo and Ruby for all Max’s Restaurants around the world.

In the Middle East, Max’s operates nine restaurants, six of which are in the UAE, two in Qatar and one in Kuwait. As the brand moves into its 72nd year of operations, it will see further expansion thus taking the legendary ‘Sarap to the bones’ experience closer to the community,  always delighting its guests with its delicious food and with service from the heart.


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Max’s Restaurant Middle East



The above establishments are currently nominated for BEST LIFE QATAR Reader’s Choice 2020. To vote for your Favorite Filipino Brands in Qatar, click this photo link:



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