Baliwag Lechon Manok commits to serve great meals to family and every customer. The restaurant is widely known for it tasty lechon manok and liempo. Baliwag Lechon Manok is a staple in many celebrations from birthdays, christening, wedding anniversaries and graduations.
It all started with just one outlet in Project 8, Quezon City which first opened in November 1985. Almost 30 years after, the number of branches that Baliwag Lechon Manok has almost reached 200 found in various places over the metro and the provinces. The strategically situated outlets make the tasty lechon manok and liempo accessible to all customers from those living within the metro to those who are in rural provinces.
Baliwag Lechon Manok has been committed and known for delivering great meals for the family. With this idea, the company then found it necessary to found a restaurant. This was realized in July 2000 when Baliwag Grill and Restaurant was born.
Baliwag Lechon Manok is a staple in many celebrations from birthdays, christening, wedding anniversaries and graduations. Many of balikbayans also make it a point to taste this awesome treat. Because of the fact that most people only serve the lechon manok on big celebrations, the people behind Baliwag Lechon Manok thought of making this tasty roasted chicken available in malls. Served in kiosks, more people can get chicken slices or whole chicken with or without a reason to celebrate.
In the 1980’s the nation went on a lechon manok craze. It was just impossible for any citizen to leave home and get to any destination without at least coming across a single lechon manok kiosk in the streets. It was so popular then that Dwight and Dolores Salcedo thought that trying the business out would be best.
Starting out in their life together, they tried various small businesses so they can add a bit more to their income and make ends meet. They had regular day jobs and they are also into renting betamax tapes and got involved in bus transportation business. Due to various economic and political issues they met various challenges in their finances as well.
In November 1985 however, with two babies born, they willingly tried new things and pooled their savings of P5000 and borrowed another P5000 from their parents and put up their own lechon manok kiosk in Project 8, Quezon City. They never really had backgrounds in business administration unlike most entrepreneurs of this day but they ended up making a huge business out of their little startup. Almost 30 years after, they continue to expand their business.
What’s in a name?
Many people wonder why their kiosk was named Baliwag. The explanation is that Dolores was born and raised in Baliwag, Bulacan. For her, simply mentioning the province awaken memories of Filipino hospitality and food into anyone’s consciousness. If such a name could awaken the same effect on Filipinos, she thought it would translate into success for their little venture.
Because they lacked the funds to hire renowned chefs, the couple hired Dolores’ cousin named Boy. He had a knack for cooking tasty Filipino meals and the lechon manok, liempo and sauce he concocts has delighted everyone. The original recipes went through the scrutiny of the couple’s parents, cousins, siblings, former schoolmates and their officemates. Every valid criticism into the original recipe was taken into consideration.
Baliwag Branches and Menu
In addition to their very first branch in Project 8, Quezon City, there are nearly 200 other branches of Baliwag Lechon Manok in the country. Apart from the famous lechon manok and liempo, crispy spicy chicharon, crispy pata, pork barbecue, siopao and bottled achara are also offered.
Baliwag Grill and Restaurant was opened and serves most of the popular Filipino dishes. The must-tries of the restaurant include sizzling bangus belly, pork sisig, tangy bulalo and the popular Baliwag fried rice.
Mall kiosks offer various food choices fusing the lechon manok kiosk and the restaurant together.
And those who want their party to have nothing but the best food can also contact the team for catering services. The head office of Baliwag Lechon Manok is in #1 Mercedez Avenue, Pasig City. Call them up at (02) 654-2929, (02) 654- 9001 or (02) 654- 9002. You may also email them at inquiry.baliwaglechonmanok.com.