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Homegrown Businesses in CDO Go Cashless with GCash

Homegrown businesses in Cagayan de Oro started using the GCash Scan to Pay services to add more convenience to its customers and go cashless. GCash Scan to Pay will hasten user transactions without the use of money and without the need for change.

Three of the homegrown business that adopted the GCash payment option for their customers are Bigby’s Restaurant, Panagatan Seafoods Restaurant, and Odyssey Airport Express.

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu shares, “as we aggressively expand to reach more customers, we are glad to be able to provide this service in the southern region of the Philippines. We expect that with more stores going cashless, more Filipinos will be able to experience the convenience of having everything on their device.”

For Bigby’s General Manager Sonjie Ang, the restaurant has always strived to innovate. “Partnering with GCash will offer to our customers as a payment option and the promos we will have with them will definitely be a big advantage.”

According to Shiela Baat of Panagatan Seafood Restaurant, “The convenience that GCash will offer to our customers as a payment option and the promos we will have with them will definitely be a big advantage.”

As part of their expansion to serve their customers better, Cielito Christine Almirante, corporate secretary for Odyssey Airport Express said, “Our customer base is people on-the-go. What they need and what we want to offer is the convenience of cashless transactions – practically a first in this line of business here in CDO. And I believe that partnering with GCash can make it happen.

Currently, 50% of the Philippines population is using a smartphone. Also, over 70% of the 60 million Globe customers are using a smartphone. With the massive share in users and customer base, GCash is poised to be the future of payment in the Philippines and is working on its mass adoption.

To use GCash Scan to Pay, a user only needs a smartphone and download the latest version of the GCash app. They would need to register an account and fill in their GCAsh wallet at over 12,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide. Once loaded with funds, a customer can now easily pay merchants by just tapping the Scan QR on the app, point the phone’s camera at the merchant’s QR code to scan and pay. Transactions are also listed on the app hence, transparency is not an issue. Users can also pay bills and send money via the app.

 

Bigby’s Newest Home in SM CDO Downtown Premier

Start Your Food Adventures at Bigby’s newest home in SM CDO Downtown Premier.

The Bigby’s Café Concept was first introduced in the city of Cagayan de Oro on December 8, 1998. Its creators came up with an idea of creating an atmosphere fit for an adventure into the different cuisines of the world. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. This format has developed into the Bigby’s Café and Restaurant System.

By 1999, Bigby’s Café and Restaurant was revolutionizing the dining habits in the city. Families, young urban professionals, and businessmen have made it into their ultimate dining choice. The concept has evolved into a fun dining atmosphere that is manifested through its unique “worldly” decors that hang on every wall that is complemented by the wide array of wittingly-named dishes it serves in generous portions at reasonable prices.

Bigby’s Café and Restaurant are now found in many major cities in both Visayas and in Mindanao. It has a total of 8 branches with its newest branch that officially opened last May 28, 2017, at the Level 4 of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Bigby’s SM CDO Downtown Premier branch has a new redesign vibe with great travel theme decor together with a very casual atmosphere and retro style. You will feel at home with its new ambiance.

Dine at Bigby’s on any day during the opening week and get a chance to win special prizes!

Other Bigby’s branches are located at Centrio Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City, SM City Davao, Veranza Mall, General Santos City, Ayala Entertainment Center Cebu, and The Northwing, SM City Cebu.

To know more of the latest updates and promos, follow Bigby’s Café & Restaurant on Facebook (@bigybs), Twitter (@Bigbys), and Instagram (@Bigbysph).

Boy Zugba Opens 2nd Branch in Centrio Mall

The Kusina Bisaya – Boy Zugba will open today (September 18, 2016) at the Ayala Centrio Mall 3rd level near the cinemas.

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Pre-opening event with media, bloggers and other personalities

Boy Zugba is a modern and casual restaurant in a traditional Kagay-anon Filipino theme. It has a wide variety of delicious food from soups, pancit, salads, sinuga and desserts. It is famous for its Chicken BBQ, the Cheezzy Chorizo and the mouth-watering super creamy Leche Flan.

Watch out for their contest online and over at the store for lots of prizes and giveaways. Drop by now at Boy Zugba Ayala Centrio branch for a great boodle fight meal with the whole family or friends.

Best of CDO Food Tour

Best of CDO Food Tour

In time with the upcoming Higalaay Festival 2016 this month, Bigby’s Quality Food Corporation come up with the Best of CDO Food Tour. It showcases the best of Cagayan de Oro food, hopping to several home-grown restaurants riding the legendary motorela of Cagayan de Oro.

A motorela is a locally developed motorcycle attached to a Karatella which the name came from. It is usually the main mode of transportation of the Kagay-anons going around the city.

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Our first food stop was Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant at the Ayala Centrio Mall. Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO on December 8, 1998, and now has 7 branches across the archipelago. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining.

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We ate two of their signature dishes, CDO Sinuglaw and Rack-a-Bye-Baby. Its CDO Sinuglaw is an award winning combination of sinugbang baboy and isdang kilawin with a twist of “dilis” as toppings. Another Bigby’s favorite is its finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs the Rack-a-Bye-Baby.

Second food stop was the flagship store of Missy Bon Bon located at the Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of bread and gelato. In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread on site with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes.

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We ate their creamy gelato and I choose its new flavor the green macha. And of course, its sweet filled bun that won the hearts of every Kagay-anons, the Missy Bon Bon Pastel which now comes in 3 flavors namely durian, yema and chocolate.

After Missy Bon Bon we went to the historical Gaston Park and other neighboring tourists destinations like the Museum in the Old water tank and the Duaw Park.

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Our third food stop was Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya along Corrales Avenue and Ramon Chavez Street, Cagayan de Oro City. Boy Zugba opened on February 8, 2015, it serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but upscaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in Carenderias and home cooked meals.

Visit them every Tuesdays for its Trivia Night at around 7pm and on Fridays is their TGIB or Tara Go It’s Beernes with stand up comedians and a guest band.

We ate a boodle fight of liempo, pork bbq, pancit sa pulis, and its cheezzy chorizo. For the dessert is the very creamy leche flan.

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Our last food stop is The Nest, a short walking distance from Boy Zugba along Corrales Avenue. The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons last June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon. The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines.

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The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor.

It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling city of Cagayan de Oro.

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Must-try and some of the highlight food we ate we’re Burger Américaine, made from U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. Served with seasoned salt French fries. Salsiccia Siciliana, a pizza with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and Sicilian sausages. My favorite, the Quattro Formaggi Pizza with four Italian kinds of cheese. And Calzone
Folded pizza with spinach, ham, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, and black olives.

For the tourist and locals, you must try the Best of CDO Food Tour for a great tour around the city while enjoying great foods in different restaurants at a very affordable and value for money paseo around the city.

A Glimpse of The Nest CDO

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The Nest is an upcoming upscale eating place in Cagayan de Oro City. There will be 2 restaurant themes in the place. One is the Maison de Bonbon, an authentic French restaurant and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast, an Italian restaurant.

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Maison de Bonbon will be serving all kinds of authentic French food. From soups, salads, sandwiches, crepes, and some other side dishes.

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Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast will be serving pizza of course but not just an ordinary pizza. The ingredients are source from the finest suppliers and cooked in a wood fired brick oven which was designed from Italy.

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The place has indoor dining and an outdoor balcony, as well as alfresco great for hanging out with friends or family. Most of their serving is good for three to four person which will be good for a group of family or friends.

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The Nest is located along Corrales Avenue and Ramon Chaves Street. They will be in soft opening this saturday (June 18, 2016) and will have its grand opening in July.

Flashback at Bigby’s – 16 years in Business

Last friday (September 19, 2014) CDOPlaces.com was invited to the big party at Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant at their branch at the Ayala Centrio Mall. Celebrating its 16th year in business opening its first branch in Cagayan de Oro with just 30 items on the menu. Henrik Kelly Yu, who along with his wife Joanna Cris Yu and friends Catherine Genabe opened their travel-inspired restaurant in their native Cagayan de Oro when they were just 22 years old.

“Anne and I were both Rotary exchange students, and we always went home with new food discoveries.” shares Henrik and through the years and with more travels, inspiring new dishes they have expanded the menu to 68 items now.

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In a timely move, Bigby’s will takes their loyal clientele on another trip, time travel to the beginning. They will be bringing back the old favorites that were taken off the menu for one reason or another because customers across the branches have requested for them. Old favorites like Kimmy’s Chunky Stew, which was introduced as a special on the menu for their first Father’s Day treat in 1999, is back in its original form: rice toppings in a bowl! Their popular grilled chicken with Ceasar dressing sandwich, the Chicken Julius, also makes a triumphant return. Their version of tonkatsu, Tsunami Chops, in another one making a comeback, to the delight of loyal customers.

“We’re also celebrating the items that have never been removed from the menu, and are in fact our strongest items,” says Henrik.

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Bigby’s signature Sinuglaw ], a contraction of sinugba and kinilaw in ceviche (kinilaw) mixed with grilled (sinugba) pork, done Cagayan de Oro – style with tabon tabon to turn the vinegar into milky white, and a citrus called biasong is literally a winner at the Kumbira Culinary Show against the champions from Luzon and Visayas.

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The new look of their new home reflects their personal journey. “When we started, it was all browns and wood, very neutral. Now, we’ve become more vibrant: adding blues, yellows and reds into our interiors” add Henrik.

As Bigby’s now turns 16 years in business they envision to continue and choose your own adventures in its new space and rediscover your own journeys on a plate.

Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant is located at the ground floor of Ayala Centrio Mall and SM City CDO. You can follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/bigbys or their twitter account @Bigbys.

Bigby’s 15th Year Anniversary Buffet

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Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant has come a long way since they established their first branch along Tiano – Hayes Street. Today they have several branches not only here in Cagayan de Oro but also in other major cities around the Philippines.

They are celebrating its 15th year anniversary this coming December 8, 2013 with a lunch and dinner buffet at P395 for adults and P295 for kids. Reserve you ticket now for a wonderful weekend this coming Sunday.

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Bigby’s Y.O.L.O – You Only Live Once

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Foodies out there, checkout Bigby’s new huge meals on there menu. Who care’s you only live one so eat as much as you want! and they have this promo to get a chance to win some items.

Share your Y.O.L.O. moment on facebook and win Bigby’s Gift Certificate plus a Y.O.L.O. T-Shirt weekly!

Here’s how it works:

A. LIKE the Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant facebook page.

B. Take a picture while enjoying any of the Y.O.L.O. menu

C. Send your creative photos to [email protected]

D. Photos will be uploaded to Bigby’s FB fanpage

E. SHARE your photos to the public. The entry with the most number of SHARES of the Y.O.L.O. photo encounter gets a Bigby’s P 300 Gift Certificate and Y.O.L.O. t-shirt weekly.

In order to qualify, ALL participants must be a fan of Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant. Cut off will be every Saturday at 4pm / Promo period runs from August 1 to Sept. 30, 2013

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Checkout the detailed mechanics here:

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Coming home to Bigby’s Ayala Centrio Mall

Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant is opening soon at the Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City. Centrio Ayala mall will be opening on November 9, 2012. Exciting promo is prepared by Bigby’s of its upcoming new branch. Who ate my Ribs? A detective story to find out who ate the ribs. Follow the trail of clues at Bigby’s Facebook page to find out who ate Mrs. Em’s ribs from October 15 to November 9, 2012 and get to win a Free Rack-a-bye Baby Back Ribs on the first 100 customers who can give the correct answer to the mystery of who ate Mrs. Ems delicious baby back ribs. Join the search now!

Checkout the slide show below to know more about the promo:

In line with there opening of new branches, they are updating a new image with a new slogan which is “Come home to Bigby’s” which they are upgrading there branches all over the country.

Bigby’s Cafe & Resto

The Bigby’s Cafe Concept was first introduced in the city of Cagayan de Oro in December 8, 1998 by Henrik Kelly Yu, Joanna Cris Yu and Catherine Genabe. The long time friends came up with an idea of creating an atmosphere fit for an adventure into the different cuisines of the world. The menu, the Interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. This format has developed into the Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant system.

By 1991, Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant was revolutionizing the dining habits in the city. Families, Young urban professionals and businessmen have made it into their ultimate dining choice. The concept has evolved into a fun dining atmosphere that’s manifested through its unique “worldly” decors that hang on every wall that are complimented by the wide array of wittingly named dishes it serves in generous portions at reasonable prices.