On December 22, 2023, The Kitchen City and Figaro Coffee Group, Inc. (“FCG”) celebrated the grand opening of the Lobby Café at World Trade Center, Pasay City.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was graced by notable individuals, including Mr. Guillermo Luchangco, Chairman Emeritus of ICCP Group of Companies; Ms. Pamela Pascual, Chairman and CEO of Manila Exposition Complex Inc.; Mr. Alfredo Yao, Kitchen City’s Owner and Chairman of the Board; Mr. Ricardo Abelardo Jr., President of Kitchen City; and Mr. Ace Azarraga, FCG’s Brand and Partnership Director.
The World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) serves as a prominent venue for major exhibitions and trade shows, attracting foreign delegations and buyers from around the world. Positioned strategically, it provides excellent accessibility to international airports, seaports, entertainment, cultural facilities, and five-star hotel accommodations, situated in Makati, the main central business district in the Philippines.
Mr. Ace Azarraga highlighted, “The Figaro Coffee Group and Kitchen City have been partners since before the pandemic. Kitchen City chose FCG as its coffee provider due to the latter’s commitment to delivering quality and affordable products. FCG has successfully established a strong presence in various sectors with more than 13 outlets distributed across Kitchen City concessionaires, schools, offices, and manufacturing companies.”
Mr. Ricardo Abelardo Jr. added, “The opening of Lobby Café is a celebration of long-term planning and vision, consistently offering good service and options for world trade clients. World Trade Center is one of the leading event venues, continuously striving for innovation and growth.”
Expressing satisfaction, Abelardo stated, “As you can see in the Philippines, Kitchen City and FCG are very strong partners. I’m glad that Figaro Coffee is a well-known brand owned by a Filipino.”
FCG continues its expansion, not only in opening stores but also in forming partnerships with other major companies like Kitchen City. From its humble beginnings to global success, Figaro Coffee remains committed to providing exceptional coffee experiences and supporting local communities.