Thursday, February 5, 2015

Share a Sweet and Heartwarming Valentine’s Celebration at Max’s



Catch the love bug as global Filipino brand Max’s Restaurant offers delectably sweet and exciting ways to share the love  his February.

Delightful Valentine celebration awaits all customers who will be dining at any Max’s Restaurant from February 13 to 15, 2015. Diners with a minimum food spend of PhP 1,500 will receive a box of yummy Choco and Caramel bites from Max’s Corner Bakery – all for free!


“Valentine’s Day is such a special occasion for Filipinos. It is during this season that we really go out of our way to show our appreciation for our loved ones. Max’s understands this endearing tradition very well. It inspired us to create the most romantic opportunities for our customers to celebrate Valentine’s,” shared Orlando Villanueva, Max’s Restaurant’s Marketing Manager for Dine-In, Take Out, Delivery, and E-Commerce. 

Max’s further sets the romantic mood with “Meal for Two,” an intimate all-day feast, for two that’s perfect for couples who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day while enjoying their favorite classic dishes from Max’s. Meal for Two creates the perfect date, with a regular half serving of Max’s sarap to the bones Fried Chicken complemented by a savory choice of Sizzling Tofu or Adobong Kangkong, steaming white rice, two glasses of iced tea or any Pepsi softdrink.  This hearty meal is sweetly capped off with delicious Buko Pandan. Sharing an intimate meal with a loved one doesn’t need to be hefty on the pocket too. Max’s Meal for Two is only priced at PhP529, or with as much as PhP 191 savings for customers and is available until February 28.


For a sweet and fun Valentine’s treat, Max’s Corner Bakery is offering its Love Letter Cookies, Love Birds Cookies, melt-in-your-mouth White Chocolate Butter Cake, a delectably light and fluffy butter cake garnished with milky white chocolate shavings and topped with rich whipped cream and cherry; and yummy Choco Peanut Butter Cake, a rich and moist chocolate cake, filled with premium peanut butter icing and coated with delicious chocolate frosting. There's nothing sweeter and more romantic than sharing these sweet treats from Max's Corner Bakery!

“At the end of the day, Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating with the people who are important to us. For Max’s, every season will always be about touching lives and creating memories that warm the heart.” Villanueva said.

Surprise your loved one with Max’s Delightful Valentine, or catch Max’s Meal for Two and Max's Corner Bakery's sweet treats for Valentine's anywhere in the Philippines for the entire month of February, available for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Visit your favorite Max’s branch and create the most romantic Valentine celebration for your special loved one.


Learn more about what’s new at Max’s by logging on to www.maxschicken.com. Visit www.facebook.com/maxsrestaurant and be the first to know about the coolest offerings from the Filipino’s most loved brand.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE!

DO YOU KNOW THAT 1 OUT OF EVERY 3 WOMEN
ARE LEFT UNSATISFIED IN BED BY THEIR PARTNERS DUE TO P.E.?




Menarini Philippines continues to promote its Community to Control PE advocacy campaign this 2015 with its Happy Wife, Happy Life event.


When it comes to sexual intimacy, couples need to be more open with their partners about what satisfies them. Given that the two of you share a special bond, there's no reason for you to not be comfortable about discussing what you like - and don't like about sex. After all, an activity that is meant to be enjoyed, should provide fulfillment for both parties.

As such, Menarini Philippines together with the Philippine Urological Association, boldly launched its Commit to Control PE Advocacy campaign last year to address one of the more pressing issues regarding sexual intimacy - premature ejaculation.

The campaign is meant to make couples more comfortable about discussing their intimacy concerns with each other, without it being a cause of insecurity or dissatisfaction.

This is because premature ejaculation can gravely affect one's relationship when left undiscussed - and untreated.

In relation to this, Menarini Philippines held a talk, aptly called Happy Wife, Happy Life, which was held last January 10 at the Satin Room of the Seda Hotels in BGC and was attended by local bloggers. It aimed to shed better insight about what premature ejaculation is all about, and that it is not something to be embarrassed about because it can be controlled. The event was hosted by popular celebrity columnist RJ Ledesma and featured a very insightful talk from sex and relationship guru, Dr. Margie Holmes, concerning "the love that last is better". Also present at the event was Dr. Dennis Serrano, who talked about the “basics” of premature ejaculation to help the guests have a better understanding of this condition. 




Popular celebrity columnist RJ Ledesma hosted the event.

Dr. Dennis P. Serrano – Associate Professor & Chief of Urology
UP PGH Medical Center / Past President of Phil. Urological Association, Inc.

Sex and relationship guru Dr.  Margie Holmes gave her very insightful talk
about the importance of sexual intimacy.




Menarini Philippines strongly believes in this advocacy which is often left untreated because it is a topic that is usually considered taboo even in these modern times. The pharmaceutical giant hopes to make a stronger impact among Filipino couples on their campaign this year with more events like this.











About the Menarini Group
Menarini is the world’s largest Italian biopharmaceutical company with a heritage of over 128 years and over 16,000 employees in over 100 countries. Here in Asia-Pacific, Menarini’s vision is to be a leading provider of important healthcare brands to improve the lives of people in the region. Menarini Asia-Pacific operates across the entire commercial value chain, from regulatory approval and product launch to lifecycle management with a diverse portfolio of proprietary and partnered brands in key therapeutic fields, including Dermatology, Primary Care, Allergy/Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Select Specialty Care, Men’s Health and Consumer Health.

For further information, please visit: www.menariniapac.com.







































Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Max’s New Promos Heighten Excitement and Support for Team Gilas Pilipinas



              Mouthwatering comfort dishes and an exciting game of basketball form the perfect pair as the Philippine National Basketball Team (Gilas Pilipinas) gears up to make history at the most prestigious international basketball competition in Spain slated for August this year.

Global Filipino brand Max’s, the official restaurant of Team Gilas Pilipinas serves up exciting promos to bring the Gilas excitement to the hilt.

Max's will be giving Filipinos a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the Philippines' very own Gilas team compete against the best basketball players in the world with its Fly to Spain Promo. Customers may simply enjoy their favourite Max’s dishes at any Max’s Restaurant nationwide. For every PhP 300 food purchase made until July 12 (dine-in, take-out or delivery), customers will be entitled to one raffle coupon and inch closer to watching their favorite Gilas players compete live in Spain. They may also utilize social media by uploading a “puso to the Max” selfie (photo of oneself with right arm across the chest), posting the hashtag PusoToTheMax and sharing these on Twitter and Instagram. One winner will get the amazing privilege to fly to Spain with a companion, get free game passes for two, and be treated to free accommodations and pocket money.

As support for Gilas Pilipinas pours in, customers may also experience everything Gilas by just visiting Max’s Restaurant. They may now listen to the favorite music and sample the top 5 dishes of Gilas players while dining at Max’s. On top of the Gilas Team’s list of favorite dishes is Max's world-famous fried chicken, crispy on the outside and delectably tender on the inside. This dish is given an exciting twist and can now be enjoyed “Pinoy-Style” with 3 new dips to make each bite more enjoyable: Max's gravy, chilli sauce and  Pinoy sarsa, to create a different kind of thrill for diners. 

 
 After a satisfying meal at Max’s, customers may avail of Max’s Gilas Take-out Treat and bring home their favourite Max's sarap to the bones fried chicken, paired with Max's classic banana ketchup and a limited edition Gilas eco bag. This promo is valid for take-out transactions worth PhP299 until July 11.  


“With these new offerings, Max’s endeavors to create more exciting opportunities to celebrate two things that Filipinos love – basketball and Max’s sarap to the bones fried chicken. Whether they are in the Philippines or in any other country around the world, they can all take pride in being a Filipino and share in the Puso to The Max experience,” shared Mark Gamboa, Marketing Director for Max's Group of Companies.

To learn more about Max's Gilas promos, visit Max's website www.maxschicken.com and Max's official Facebook fan page. 
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sam Concepcion is New Endorser of Chef’s Noodle



Chef’s Noodle, the new favorite go-to restaurant for hearty Korean dishes, introduced its new endorser—actor, singer and dancer Sam Concepcion.



 Sam is the newest addition to the roster of celebrity endorsers of Chef’s Noodle, including TV host Grace Lee and gorgeous couple Lloyd and Shamcey Supsup-Lee. 


 One of the most in-demand teen actors today, Sam exudes a fresh and youthful vibe that is characteristic of Chef’s Noodle. The first international master franchise of the Chef’s Noodle brand from South Korea, the restaurant is fast becoming a diner’s haven for those who want a taste of the land of K-Pop and kimchi—and more.

 

“I am truly honored to be part of the Chef’s Noodle team,” says Sam. “The restaurant has been known for its delectable dishes and high culinary quality.  Who would not want to be associated with that?”

Offering a wide array of mouth-watering food choices, Chef’s Noodle boasts of dishes especially crafted by no less than award-winning Korean celebrity chef Choi In Sun. 


Among the must-try menu items when one visits the restaurant are Chef’s Noodles, Starking Fire Sushi, Bibimbap, Japchae, Haemul Seafood Pajun (Korean pancake with shrimp and squid, spring onions and bell pepper), Leek Shrimp Twigim, Chicken Kas (breaded chicken fillet with white creamy sauce), Spicy Dukbokki, and well-loved desserts such as ice cream and gelato.







Sam furthers, “My friends and I love to hang out and try different kinds of food. I especially love Chef’s Noodle because you get to enjoy a delicious meal at an affordable price. It’s a cool combination of a fast food meal and a fine dine setting. The interiors of the restaurant are as inviting as the appetizing menu. I can’t wait to invite my friends to try Chef’s Noodle and love it the same way I did.”



 
 “Sam’s cool and casual personality as well as his vibrant energy perfectly capture the brand. As a fairly new player in the food industry here in the Philippines, Chef’s Noodle is indeed a rising star—just like our new endorser Sam,” says Nancy Go, Chef’s Noodle operations manager. “We promise to always delight our customers with our signature dishes and new offerings. Chef’s Noodle will always remain to be the Korean fast food restaurant that Filipinos learned to love.”
 
Check out their delicious meal and see how affordable their prices are:











Craving for Korean cuisine? Visit its branches at University Mall (4050129), Atlanta Center (5765054), Robinsons Magnolia (6567033), SM North EDSA The Block (3765367) and Robinsons Place Malolos (0917-5486187).  Soon to open: SM Megamall. Check out Chef’s Noodle’s website, www.chefsnoodlephils.com and its Facebook account www.facebook.com/chefsnoodlephils for more details. Open for franchising.







Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coffee Empire Opens its First Branch in QC Marks the Rise of the 3rd Wave Coffee Concept in the Philippines


The brain child of Chef Ernest Joggler Martin and entrepreneur Mr. Anthony Lim, the Coffee Empire, a third wave coffee concept, aspires to the highest form of culinary appreciation for coffee. "This well-loved beverage has become an art. Each step is  specifically calculated, from the sourcing of the raw coffee beans, to the roasting of the beans, all the way to the final brew. 



 With Coffee Empire opening its doors, Filipinos will be experiencing some of the finest coffee of the world alongside the best our country has to offer," shared Coffee Empire's General Manager Ernest Joggler R. Martin.


            Sitting in an 800 sqm. property along the stretch of West Avenue, Quezon City,  the Coffee Empire offers a wide selection of high-grade, hand-picked coffee beans roasted to perfection and served at its peak where the balance of tastes, texture and aroma is achieved. Coffee enthusiasts and aficionados may look forward to its wide selection of beans from both domestic and international single origins, like Benguet Atok, Sagada, Guatemala Fancy Antigua Santo Domingo, Brazil Ceraddo SS - FC, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe OCR, and Columbia RFA Organic, among others. Apart from the coffee beverages, the Coffee Empire also serves specialty drinks such as wine, cocktails and craft beers to delight its customers.

            Inside this hip new spot, the coffee is complemented by the food served.  The Coffee Empire's kitchen serves an array of gastronomically satisfying dishes categorized as modern comfort food, comprised of various salads, soups, bites, mains and desserts, all designed to satisfy diners' cravings. Multi-awarded Chef AC Agra developed his mouthwatering dishes with the use of various Asian, Spanish and American influences, while utilizing modern French techniques that resulted in meals that aim to satisfy customers with a complete sensory experience. 
            "Through Coffee Empire, we want to share our passion for awesome coffee paired with excellent food. It is an experience that brought us all together, and we are hoping that it will also be felt by all those who will visit," Martin said.


Menarini launches “Commit to Control PE” advocacy for couples



Menarini is the world’s largest Italian biopharmaceutical company in the world. Here in the Philippines, Menarini has recently launched an advocacy that focuses on promoting awareness on premature ejaculation among Filipino couples. Armed with the knowledge that 20% of relationships and marriages break down because of premature ejaculation, the sexual dysfunction suffered by 1 out of 3 men, the corporation aspires to inspire and encourage men to take action against this disorder.


The first hurdle to overcome however is not at all minor: there is so little awareness for premature ejaculation (PE), as men tend to deny the condition and women would rather grin and bear it, no matter how dissatisfied they are in the bedroom. Until recently, the winds have finally changed, and the topic is no longer confined and whispered about in secret. In the first ever summit on Premature Ejaculation, the media and celebrity couples were free to speak up on what they know about the topic, and offer insights, observations --- and even eye-opening stories were put forward by the likes of Anthony Pangilinan and Maricel-Laxa Pangilinan, Paolo Abrera and wife Suzi Entrata, Regine Tolentino and husband Lander Vera-Perez. The lively exchange catalysed an open discussion of the condition.





Rj Ledesma, : Dr Joel Aldana, President of Philippine Endourological Society (PES); Dr Dennis Serrano, past president of PUA; Josephine Elicano, Marketing Manager; Anthony Pangilinan, Maricel Laxa, Regine Tolentino, Lander Vera-Perez, Dr Ulysses Quanico, President of Urological Association (PUA); Dr. Margie Holmes, Ms Ninia Torres, General Manager of Menarini, Dr Jaime SongcoPresident of Philippine Society of Urologic Oncology (PSUO);  Dr. Paul Sunga

Experts were there providing guidance and wisdom: Dr. Margie Holmes, noted and popular author and psychologist specializing in sex therapy, as well as urologist and men’s health expert Dr. Dennis Serrano. During the summit, necessary actions that should be taken by a sufferer surfaced and were confirmed: begin by facing up to the issue... work with your partner --- be supportive of each other's needs and lack, discuss with your partner and the most crucial step, consult with your doctor. As the Sex Survey showed, couple tried different methods, and unfortunately reaching out to a doctor is not high on the list.

Dr. Dennis Serrano explains the condition: Premature ejaculation (PE) occurs when a man is unable to control or delay ejaculation on his own wish after vaginal penetration, resulting in short latency time and decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as personal distress and interpersonal difficulty. Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual dysfunction in men, even higher than Erectile Dysfunction.

Dr. Margie Holmes stressed that the issue centers more on lack of control and should be measured not just by time but more on the ability to satisfy one’s partner.





RJ Ledesma, the summit host established early on: “Men with PE often report emotional and relationship distress and some avoid pursuing sexual relationships altogether because of PE-related embarrassment. But the issue is not isolated to men as female partners also experience emotional and psychological distress which often leads to unwanted stress in the relationship.”

This statement encapsulates what the crux of the problem is --- that premature ejaculation is not just a physiological problem affecting men, it is an issue that affects relationships between partners, between husbands and wives. Stress, dissatisfaction, insecurity - the problem of PE affects many, and sadly behind closed doors, many choose to brush it away, when in fact, they can get help. This is one of the objectives of this event and like most things, awareness leads to understanding, understanding will lead to acceptance. And hopefully with acceptance (instead of denial) people can seek help, specifically from their doctors.

Menarini is determined to bring to the forefront of our consciousness the issue of PE --- primarily for Filipino couples. The company had set up a website that can help guide a man --- and his partner, in determining if he indeed suffers from this condition. The website helps a sufferer find the doctor for him, so that he can get treatment for the condition that hurts him, his partner and their relationship: visit www.controlPE.ph.