Opportunities come to those who value the people who wait.
Dr. Linda Luz Amante thought of the medical representatives constantly waiting for appointment with the doctors in Capitol Medical Center in Scout Magbanua St, Quezon City when she bought franchise of Figaro three years ago. The once a dilapidated building in front of the hospital became the recluse of doctors and medical representatives for a cozy place to meet and discuss business. It also gave opportunities to visitors and patients of the hospital a place to buy pasalubong to those confined in the hospital considering most of the famous coffee shops we're all familiar with are filled with noisy teens.
Figaro was the best choice considering its variety of food choices and coffee flavors truly congruent to the values of Dr. Amante loving the Filipino. She, who provides free seminars of livelihood and coffee experience to doctors and medical representatives, also a proud advocate of IPOD, Integrated Program for Organ Donation is a true example of an entrepreneur with a big heart.
She celebrated the 3rd year anniversary of her Figaro Scout Magbanua branch with Annesy Del Mundo, PR of Figaro and bloggers, Jonel Uy, Flowell Galindez, Alex Dizon and Dante Ward offering the new drinks: Figaro Frost in three flavors, Chocolate Cookies P135, Creme Brulee P125 and Strawberry Milkshake P125.
She told us of stories of how Figaro became a regular hangout of doctors and in gratitude of their patronage, she regularly provides them free services like free fax services, free use of the function rooms and freebies for seminars held in the said Figaro chain.
I chose to eat Tuscan Chicken P199 with my choice of pasta, Arabiatta,salad and iced tea from Figaro's menu of Ala Carte while the group were enjoying the interview with Dr. Amante about the patrons of this Figaro branch.
It was a celebration full of laughter and fun family talks and I must say I'd want to be like her if I get into business - an entrepreneur with a big heart. I'd want my patrons to not just enjoy the food I sell but feel my place to be a second home for comfort and convenience.
Congratulations Dr. Linda Luz Amante and please continue to be the bubbly motherly and warm proprietress of a truly Filipino Figaro!
Thank you very much to Dr. Linda Luz Amante, Annesy Del Mundo, Jonel Uy(happy birthday friend!), Flow Gallindez, Alex Dizon and Dante Ward for the wonderful anniversary lunch!