Filed under: Filipino, Funny Business Names, Philippines, Pilipino, Pinoy
THE ECONOMIC downturn has prompted Filipino entrepreneurs to put up businesses and products with hilarious names in a bid to grab customers.
And what catchy names they have come up with!
There’s “Cooking Ng Ina Mo”, a carinderia specializing in home cooked meals on Boni Avenue in Manduluyong City. Just a stone’s throw from it is a competitor called “Cooking Ng Ina Mo Rin”.
From the names, one could easily get an idea about the specialties of the eateries. Take for instance “Caintacky Fried Chicken”. Where else, but in Cainta, Rizal.
What about “Blue Marilyn”? It’s a sing-along, ihaw-ihaw restaurant on Sucat Avenue in Parañaque. And “Crispy Per Minute” is another giveaway. It offers crispy pata while “Cleopata’s” is a bakahan and manukan.
The owner of “Babalik Karinderia” in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, seems to be confident that his customers will return to the eatery.
Urban living has created a demand for laundry service especially among those who don’t have maids. If they live in Pasig City they can go to “Cinna Von” (play on the tagalog word “sinabon”), a laundrymat.
In Legaspi Village in Makati, the woman who takes orders for “Launderland” is reportedly named Alice.
In San Juan, there’s a janitorial service company called City Cleaners whose slogan is: “Talk dirty to me”.
For those who enjoy beer, they can try “Bali Gulp”, which is just beside Valley Golf on Sumulong highway in Antipolo.
Those who work near Buendia and Taft Avenues could go to “Beery Good”.
A businessman or executive who wants to have a few drinks and feel not being hounded by his wife may have a good reason to tell her that he is in “The Conference Room”, a nightclub formerly near P. Burgos in Makati.
Newsmen, however, prefer the “The Other Office”, a bar in Ermita, Manila, or maybe “O’Beer Time”.
Here are other funny and amusing business names:
– “Fagoofyt” (a children’s hair salon on J. Elizalde Avenue in BF Parañaque)
– “Felix the Cut” & “Going Straight” (a hair straightening salon in Megamall)
– “D’Scalp” (a barbershop on Evangelista Street in Makati)
– “Curl Up And Dye” (beauty salon)
– “Cutis” (hair and skin clinic on South Superhighway)
– “Beefer 150” (meat shop)
– “Common Cents Store” (sari-sari store)
– “Happy Birthday Toyo” (a soy sauce brand in the 70’s)
– “Holland Hopia” (owned by Mr. Ho; next door is Poland Hopia, owned by Mr. Po in Chinatown Manila)
– “Bee Tin” (Hopia Factory)
– “The Fried of Marikina” ( fried chicken shop)
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