MESA has been our go to restaurant for modern Filipino dishes for a couple of years now. I particularly love their Tomas Morato branch which I frequent to when I have visiting friends and family. We also do press conferences and small events here plus it is very near my place so I have a bit of a personal affinity with it. Today is special because aside from celebrating the restaurant’s success, prime actor and kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes will be the place’s face for all their branding needs.
Eric Dee says “This is a milestone for the MESA family, it prides me to look back at what we have achieved. Now we have 50 stores around the country, and this year we want to have 100. We need to accelerate this so we have one person in mind to have in our group, this is Dingdong Dantes.”
Dong says “There will be activities and it is in the plans, there will be a photoshoot soon so you’ll see my face in every item in Mesa. I want to reserve branch number 68 or perhaps a joint venture at the new Ayala Bay. We are looking to have a commercial on TV, perhaps social media and digital assets. We might do that soon and I’m excited! Marian goes to a nearby branch and studies the menu, cooks it at home and perhaps she’ll have her dishes on the menu.”
He adds “We all strive to be our best, this brand has the same core values. My favorite is the Baby Squid in Olive Oil. It caters to Filipino families, in an enhanced styling way. Filipinos who live abroad, our OFW’s would find it still homey. This is one brand where the owners are very hands on, there’s love put into it and it represents something I believe in. We want it authentic, with a little creativity and that’s MESA. I will not disappoint you, I want to be with you also to go to 100 stores soon!”
Present at the occasion was the Talent Manager Perry Lansigan, Raymond Federigan the Director of National Operations for Foodee Global Concepts, Eric Dee their Chief Operating Officer and Rikki Dee their Chief Executive Officer.
Currently, they have this Mesa Filipino Moderne, FoodLink, Sunnies Cafe, Flatterie, Food, Hawker Chan, Kam’s Roast, Llao Llao, Pound by Todd English, The Food Hall, Tim Ho Wan, Tsuta Japanes Noodles, and co created Bench Cafe (of the Bench and Suyen Group), Cerveseria, Food District on the 5th, Kai, Maisen, Mangan and more soon.
If you love Dingdong Dantes and believe in all the brands he endorses, this would impress you the most. Food is good, very comforting and not too pricey. It is mid ranged, but worth it!