TACLOBAN CITY – One of the country’s leading coffee shop chains is planning to open more outlets here in Leyte, notably here in the city.
Their planned expansion is a testament that the economy of Tacloban, in particular, is booming, Steve Benitez, founder and president of Bo’s Coffee, said.
Benitez was in the city on July 13 to lead in the opening of the new Bo’s Coffee outlet located along Avenida Veterenos.
The said outlet is considered to be Bo’s Coffee biggest in terms of capacity among its branches in the country. The two-level outlet could accommodate 120 people.
Benitez also said that he welcome the reported coming in of new players in the industry in Tacloban.
“I think that shows that Tacloban is really growing and that’s a positive side of it. If the city grows bigger there is always a room for more players,” he said.
It was learned from Eddie Uy and his brother Wilson Uy, franchise holders of Bo’s Coffee in the city, that new outlets will be put up at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport and near the Government Center in Palo, Leyte.
At present, there are two Bo’s Coffee outlets in the city with one outlet each in the cities of Ormoc and Calbayog.
Bo’s Coffee sources their coffee beans from farmers in the Philippines, from highlands of Sagada and in Bukidnon and Benguet, Mt Apo, Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato.