Michael Jordan Chui of GIGA Takoyaki shared some tips on how he was able to expand his trending giant takoyaki business.
Michael recalled that he has always been a big fan of takoyaki. He loved eating it so much that he thought of turning it into a business. However, instead of just putting up a takoyaki stand, he wanted to make it more unique and creative, which would stand out from the many existing takoyaki stores. Thus, he came up with a giant takoyaki.
“Mga pinoy kasi mahilig yan sa something na may iba or bago. Kaya dun kami nagcome up with the idea of giant takoyaki,” he shared on GMA’s Pera Paraan.
Michael’s Giga takoyaki is as big as a baseball with a diameter of 3 inches. It’s equal to eight regular takoyaki balls. According to Michael, their giga takoyaki became popular because many were intrigued.
Despite their giga takoyaki balls’ popularity, Michael said he really focused on his business everyday. “Dapat alagaan mo at araw- arawin mo, tutukan mo talaga,” he said.
Michael is proud that he has registered his Giga Takoyaki as the Philippines’ first giant takoyaki under the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).
According to Michael, from 40 orders on their first day, they are now selling an average of 100 orders in a day. They also now have 30 branches.
Michael explained that one branch has an average earning of P30,000 per month. There are even branches that can reach as much as P50,000 to P80,000 or even more.
The entrepreneur revealed that their business’ expansion was really boosted when they opened for franchising. Their franchise fee for a mobile cart is P180,000.
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How To Make Takoyaki Batter
Combine 120g of takoyaki flour, water, and one egg in a bowl. You have to get the right consistency to achieve the perfect texture of takoyaki.
For the fillings, you can add chopped crabsticks, octobits, scallops, or anything you like.
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