Pinoy food business thrives in Parkesberg, West Virginia
A couple in Parkesburg, West Virginia US shared to News and Sentinel their restaurant dreams and how their Pinoy resto business thrived in the area.
It was Daniel, hailing from Olongapo, and Ellen Lubuguin’s biggest dream to open a restaurant and in 2012, Daniel made this dream into reality.
Philippines Best Food at 1757 Seventh St., began operating in 2010, but only provided take-out orders. Eventually, the full-restaurant opened in April 2012, which can seat up to 45 customers.
“Philippines Best Food is locally owned and we take pride cooking the food because it’s cooked fresh as customers order and no preservatives are added for the meals,” Ellen said in the report. “We’re glad we have the restaurant open because it’s been too hot and nobody wants to eat on the porch.”
Ellen and Daniel shared they came up with the decision to open the restaurant because Daniel has always wanted to operate a full restaurant.
“Most our customers are people traveling and see it in Yelp (Internet site),” said Ellen.
News and Sentinel said Philippines Best Food concession stand is only open during the summer months. Ellen added they serve their food at six festivals, fairs and events annually.
“Our food is different in the way that we have different tastes in every dish because it has a mix of Spanish, Japanese and Chinese cuisine; it might look like Chinese but it has a very different taste,” Ellen explained. “Our egg rolls are made with fresh vegetables and meat.”
Everyday, Philippines Best Food has specials. “The best place to find our specials is our Facebook page,” said Ellen.
The report added in the fall, the restaurant will begin offering buffet once a month. “We are having the buffet so new customers can come and try our food,” Ellen said.