FUNNSIDE Ningnangan will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Kapampangans. It is indeed, well, Pampanga’s leading restaurant chain.
However, it is also committed to its vision to promote Filipino and Kapampangan specialties through aggressive expansion outside the “Culinary Capital of the Philippines”.
Just recently, the homegrown venture opened its doors in Sta. Maria, Bulacan—marking its ninth store in Central Luzon and the fourth in Bulacan next to its Guiguinto, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte branch.
The new branch has a total lot area of 3,000 square meters and can accommodate up to a thousand diners in an indoor and outdoor setting.
In an interview with SunStar Pampanga, Funnside Ningnangan co-owner Architect Jhong Naguit shared that they are “overwhelmed for the Bulakenyo’s warm welcome” and that they are inspired to further serve diners from the province.
“We are very happy that we have finally opened our latest branch here in Bulacan. This is a testament to our eagerness to serve more customers from this province. We believe that this new branch will also help us fulfill our advocacy of promoting our Kapampangan food which we all take pride of and are loved by our diners, even those outside Pampanga,” he said.
He said that Funnside Ningnangan is set to put up more stores in the region, to better serve patrons who deserve high-quality and superb-tasting dining options at affordable prices.
“Soon, we will be opening two more branches in Bulacan. It will be located in Marilao and San Ildefonso. We are also set to conquer Nueva Ecija as we put up our first store in Gapan,” as he added that they are also eyeing Olongapo in the near future.
Meanwhile, Naguit added that Funnside Ningnangan’s first franchise in Guagua, Pampanga will be also be unveiled to the public by the end of July.
Barangay Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria Chairman Raymong Ramos, for his part, expressed gratitude to the whole management for helping their community through valuable investment.
“We are thankful to the whole Funnside Ningnangan family for this new establishment that will bring growth and sustainability to our locality and will also generate employment for our kababayans in the area,” he said.
He shared that he has always been a loyal customer of the renowned dining outlet, and that he is excited now that the venture is closer to home.
“Back in the day, when Funnside Ningnangan can only be found in Pampanga, dinadayo talaga namin ito, dahil nga masarap na mura pa. And when it finally branched out in Bulacan, it made us really happy. How much more now that it is finally here in Sta. Maria and not to mention, in our barangay,” he noted.
Founded in 2009, Funnside Ningnangan, through the years, continues to gain favor among families and group of friends, primarily because of its high-quality Filipino and Kapampangan specialties, as well as its charcoal-grilled meat and seafood favorites.
To date, it has a total of eight other branches located at key locations in San Fernando, Guiguinto, Caloocan, Pulilan, Apalit, Angeles, San Matias, and Mexico, Pampanga. (With Chris Navarro)