Today, we’ll present to you one of the upcoming businesses in Marikina City. The business is also somewhat unique. When you say Japanese food, we often think of ramen and inside classy restaurants. This time around, we have Goruden Takoyaki which serves Japanese food in the streets of Marikina.
Why are you in the business?
Who does not love food? I think all Filipinos do, but our palates prefer Japanese food for many obvious reasons – simplicity, freshness, flavor, and nutritional value.
How did you decide to put up this kind of business?
We initially wanted to acquire franchise but with its limitations, we decided to make our own brand to have flexibility in offerings.
Does your business have a mission or do you have core values in your business?
Goruden Takoyaki’s mission is to be the preferred Japanese street food choice. We can do this by offering quality food and service following what we call the 4 M’s of Goruden:
What is your management style?
At the stage we are in, we micro manage the business. We have long term goals to achieve and micro managing will help us complete our quality manual.
Where do you see the business next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?
Opening a second branch is definitely down the road next year. Next is to cover the strategic commercial areas in Marikina and with God’s guidance, branch out in the nearby cities in the next 5 years. Exposure in malls and creating a headquarters is our long term goal and we are hoping to meet this in the next ten years.
What is the selling point of your business?
We use authentic Japanese ingredients to achieve the taste of Japanese street food in Osake as close as possible. We source fresh ingredients and do not freeze nor use preservatives and MSG.
Who are your customers?
At first, we were only targeting customers who like takoyaki. Surprisingly, kids as young as 3 years old drag their parents everyday to buy; and those who are not really familiar of the existence of takoyaki are fans of it now. The elderlies also like our food because of its freshness and non-use of preservatives and MSG. Reading their individual ratings on Facebook melts our hearts and makes us love what we do more.
What are the biggest issues in running this kind of business?
The biggest issue we face is the weather. It does not only affect the footprint along G. del Pilar but also the supply of octopus.
Do you have other businesses?
Is there other information you would like to share with our readers?
We would like to invite everyone to have the best takoyaki experience in Goruden Takoyaki. We are open daily from 10am to 9pm, and 1pm to 9pm on Saturdays and are located at 60 G. del Pilar street, Parang Maikina. We are expanding our menu and launching a new offer very soon.
60 G. del Pilar street, Stall 2, Parang, Marikina City
573 8925 | 0917 311 6600
Let’s go out and try Goruden Takoyaki! Let’s help and support businesses here in Marikina City.