FUNNSIDE Ningnangan, a Kapampangan-owned grill and seafood restaurant, opened its first branch in Bataan last Saturday, April 13.
The new restaurant in Barangay Sta. Isabela, Dinalupihan town (in front of Red Camia grocery) is the second franchise-owned outlet and the 13th in the network.
The owners are Ruben Oliva and his wife Mauren, who are Kapampangans but are based in Olongapo City.
“We trust the brand of Funnside Ningnangan, not to mention Kapampangan food is really delicious,” said Ruben when asked why he had chosen Funnside Ningnangan.
Dinalupihan Mayor Gila Garcia and Vice Mayor Dr. Renato Matawaran welcomed the new investment in their town.
“It only shows we are a becoming a progressive town. We also welcome the employment it brings,” said Garcia.
Matawaran said “Funnside Ningnangan is one of the biggest food centers in the town.”
Former Sto. Tomas, Pampanga mayor Lito Naguit and Lee Manlapaz, owners of Funnside Ningnangan, also graced the opening of Dinalupihan branch.
Funnside Ningnangan now has 13 branches, mostly in Pampanga and Bulacan.
The first franchise of Funnside Ningnangan is in Guagua, Pampanga. Last November, it opened its first branch in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. It will soon open a branch in Cavite. (Chris Navarro)