Fingers crossed that we can buy a bucket of Mojos and fries in the future!
What do a bucket of Mojos and a giga-sized order of flavored fries have in common? First, they’re both made of potatoes. Second, they could be a part of Shakey’s Pizza’s future offerings. As the popular pizza chain has now acquired Potato Corner, Moreover, the local legend known for all things fries.
Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc. announced that the acquisition took place on Christmas Eve, December 24. Effectively giving the former full control of all assets and also the intellectual property related to Potato Corner. This includes the food kiosk’s brand also all the franchises being operated by franchisees both here and abroad.
“Potato Corner is a bankable addition to Shakey’s. Its co-founder, Jose Magsaysay, has truly established a solid brand foundation with a product that certainly universally resonates with consumers,” said Vicente Gregorio, president, and chief executive officer of PIZZA, the mother company of Shakey’s.
“We, at PIZZA, are grateful that Potato Corner’s former owners are entrusting the brand to our team. We look forward to continuing on its legacy and strengthening the Potato Corner brand even more,” Gregorio adds.
Meanwhile, Christopher Po, chairman of PIZZA, said that Potato Corner will allow them to cultivate entrepreneurship as one of their core advocacies. “We intend to work closely with them towards making their business successful. As we grow Potato Corner’s business, the more we promote entrepreneurship.”
Established in 1992. Potato Corner currently has over 1,000 outlets. It also has a presence in over a dozen international locations, including Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United States. The local food chain grew in popularity with a simple formula consisting only of fries in various flavors.
Which menu item of either store would you like to see cross over to the other side?