Fans of Ministop Philippines' Uncle John's Fried Chicken can put their worries to rest since the crispy and juicy order will stay on the convenience store's menu, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. said Monday.
Filipino netizens were quick to express their worries over the possible farewell of the beloved fried chicken after news of Ministop Japan's exit from the Philippines.
Robinsons Retail will take full control of Ministop Philippines after buying out the 40% stake of its Japanese partner.
Robinsons assured the public that the food item would stay on the menu as it takes over full operations of Ministop Philippines until the convenience store gets a rebrand.
“Our stores will continue to carry our bestsellers while we continue to diversify our ready-to-eat menu and offer new products to the market. Customers can also rely on our convenient e-services and bills payment facilities," said Suresh Ramalinggam, General Manager of Ministop.
The famous Kariman--fried bread with delicious filling-- of Ministop Philippines will remain on the convenience store's menu as well.
“I would like to thank Ministop Japan for our partnership over the years. Under the Ministop banner we were able to bring to the public well-loved products and essential services,” said Robina Gokongwei Pe, RRHI President and CEO.
Uncle John is named after the late JG Summit founder and industrialist John Gokongwei Jr., who built one of the Philippines' largest conglomerates around products and services that are both quality and affordable such as Cebu Pacific, the country's largest airline and Jack and Jill snack foods. The group's bread line, Baker John, was also named after the late taipan