Dubbed by many as the Best Flavored Fries they have ever tasted, Potato Corner has been a leading brand in the food industry for 24 years with more than 500 branches in the Philippines, and around the world.Potato Corner opened its first outlet in October 1992 and began franchising the year after. Starting with a kiosk-type business, the brand has grown into opening in-line stores across multiple locations from malls, schools, and tourist destinations in the country. In 2003, Potato Corner became the recipient of the Franchise Excellence Hall of Fame Award that by the Philippine Franchise Association and the Department of Trade and Industry for winning the Best Franchise of The Year Award for three consecutive years.
In 2006, Potato Corner opened in Indonesia as it created a mark for being a global franchise brand. Soon after this, Americans started enjoying the iconic Cheese, Barbecue, and Sour Cream flavored fries as Potato Corner opened its first USA branch in 2012.
Today, Potato Corner is open for franchise in the Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Panama, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and other parts of the world.
Want to know more about how we grew as a brand? Check out our timelime…
1992 – Potato Corner introduces flavored French fries to the Philippines and opens its first kiosk outlet – pioneering flavored French fries AND the food cart business, in general.
1993 – Potato Corner opens its doors to franchising, which started its “hyper-growth era”. Rene Domingo becomes our first ever Franchisee!
1994 – About 70 outlets were opened two years from starting the business!
1997 – Potato Corner opens its 120th outlet and engages the services of GMB Franchise Developers
2001 – Potato Corner engages the services of Francorp, an international franchise consultancy
2000 – Potato Corner was awarded Franchise of the Year for food category
2001 – Awarded Franchise of the Year for the second year in a row…
2002 – …and Franchise of the Year for food category for the third time!
2003 – After winning the same prestigious award for three years in a row, Potato Corner was given the Franchise Hall of Fame award by the Philippine Franchise Association and the Department of Trade and Industry
2006 – Potato Corner opens its first outlet in Jakarta, Indonesia. The year ends with 3 outlets opened in Indonesia.
2008 – Count is at 10 stores in Indonesia and 170 outlets in the Philippines!
2009 – Potato Corner’s mascot was officially named “Spudster,” and received a Master License for Los Angeles County, California, USA
2010 – Entry of Potato Corner into the US began, opening its first outlet in California
2011 – Potato Corner opens an outlet each in Malaysia and Panama
2012 – Potato Corner celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a bang!
2014 – Potato Corner opened Franchise Opportunities in Australia
2015 – Potato Corner opened its 500th store
2016 – Potato Corner opened its 800th store and started operations in Thailand