10th issue of MarikinaNegosyo.com’s Marikina Businesses is FAT Js Bites+Brew. If you want to relax and have a good drink, you can stop by and visit.
Why are you in business?
We are here basically to serve good grub, provide a chill hangout place for mainly Marikina locals. As fellow Marikenio, we saw the great potential of Marikina as a food lover’s haven and so much more. It’s a good place to start, and that way also, we are earning income to support our families.
How did you decide that you want to put up this kind of business?
We have decided to put up this kind of business because we ourselves got tired of driving out of the city, given the traffic and chaos. We envision a cool little nook where we can pull people in the neighborhood and hang out with us, give them a good time while enjoying good food. And of course, we just really love to have a place of our own where we can sit down, chill and grab a beer after a day’s work, while sharing the comfort food experience with our friends.
Does your business have a mission or do you have core values in your business?
Fat J’s mission is to provide the most awesome comfort food experience in the Marikina community that is very affordable to the market.
What is your management style?
It is important to stay focused in a business, and being very hands on is a must. We shall make sure that each one of us has roles to take over, not sacrificing the freshness of the food, ensuring and improving continuously on our service, and looking into every aspect. We also would want to nurture our little number of staff, for them to grow with us and in this business.
Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?
We would want to grow our business and bring it into expansion. Another branch hopefully would be excellent in the next five years or less, but finding a good location would be the most challenging. We need not go far from Marikina because we still wanted to concentrate more on our homegrown neighborhood location.
What is the best selling point of your business?
The best-selling point of our business is giving the total comfort experience to our friends and customers. We want them to find flavorful satisfaction in our food, indulge them in a cool friendly turf where they can feel homey and relaxed.
Who are your customers?
Most of our customers are friends, barkadas, yuppies and mature couples, ranging from upper broad C to B.
What are the biggest issues for running this business?
The biggest challenge in running this business is finding good people, from crew to cook, etc. and marketing the business. Marikina community consists of food lovers but bringing awareness to the market is one of our struggles at an early point, to attract customers and make them taste our delectable offerings. It is the fierce competition considering there are numerous food havens in the neighborhood. Other issues include sourcing out food suppliers, adjusting or adding more on the menu according to the needs of our customers.
Do you have other businesses?
Yes, we are also in the Marikina shoe business. Check out our ambersoles shoes page @AmberMNL in facebook and @amber.mnl in Instagram. We started selling online last quarter of 2016 and now we have a pop up store in Retail Lab, 2/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati. We will also be expanding and going forward with new bag designs to complement our shoe collections.
Are there any other information would you like to share to our readers?
We will constantly surprise our customers with new offerings on the menu. Moreover, we are also thinking of serving lunch specials soon so we can serve more of the working employees in the J.P Rizal area.
FAT Js Bites+Brew
7 V. Gomez Street, San Roque Marikina, near Our Lady of the Abandoned church and Teatro Marikina.
0917 6297452 | 0917 5533452