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Figaro Coffee Group and Kitchen City Unveil First Joint Venture at World Trade Center

The Kitchen City and the Figaro Coffee Group, Inc. (“FCG”) had its grand opening of the Lobby Café in World Trade Center, Pasay City. A ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the following, Mr. Guillermo Luchangco, Chairman Emeritus of ICCP Group of Companies; Ms. Pamela Pascual, Chairman and CEO of Manila Exposition Complex Inc.; Kitchen City’s Owner and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Alfredo Yao; Mr. Ricardo Abelardo Jr., President of Kitchen City and Mr. Ace Azarraga, FCG’s Brand and Partnership Director.

(L-R) Ace Azarraga, FCG’s Brand and Partnership Director; Ricardo Abelardo Jr, President of Kitchen City; Alfredo Yao, Kitchen City Owner and Chairman of the Board; Guillermo Luchangco, Chairman Emeritus of ICCP Group of Companies and Pamela Pascual, Chairman and CEO of Manila Exposition Complex Inc.

The World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) is the venue of major exhibitions and trade shows participated by foreign delegations and buyers from different parts of the world. It offers a fully equipped facility in a strategic location that offers excellent visitor mileage and accessibility to international airports, seaports, entertainment, and cultural facilities, five-star hotel accommodations as well as in Makati, the main central business district in the Philippines.

Mr. Ace Azarraga stated, “The Figaro Coffee Group and Kitchen City have been partners since before the pandemic. Kitchen City selected FCG as its coffee provider due to the latter’s commitment to delivering quality and affordable products. With more than 13 outlets distributed across Kitchen City concessionaires, schools, offices, and manufacturing companies, FCG has successfully established a strong presence in various sectors.”

Mr. Ricardo Abelardo Jr. added “The Opening of Lobby Café is a celebration of long-term planning of a vision, consistently offering good service and option for world trade clients. World Trade Center is one of the leading event venues , they don’t stop what they are doing right now and constantly searching for what is next.”

“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” said Abelardo.

FCG continues to expand not only opening stores but also partnering with other big companies like Kitchen City. From a humble beginning to becoming a global success, Figaro Coffee remains committed to providing exceptional coffee experiences and supporting local communities.

Written by Village Connect

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