LOOK: Ken Chan celebrates 365 days of Christmas at second Café Claus branch
Kapuso versatile actor Ken Chan continues to spread Christmas cheers all-year round through the opening of Cafe Claus’ second branch in Promenade Mall, Greenhills, San Juan.
Cafe Claus, the first Christmas cafe in the Philippines, is Ken’s first business as a restaurateur. He, along with his brother Mark Chan (the cafe’s COO) and Ryan Kolton (the cafe’s CEO), opened their first themed-cafe in Tandang Sora last December 26, 2021.
Overwhelmed and ecstatic about the positive feedback that they’ve been receiving since they started two months ago, they worked their best to put up their second branch in a place they also consider their home.
In a media conference held on March 19, the official opening of their second store, Ken said, “itong Greenhills Promenade, very memorable siya sa akin kasi si Kuya Germs [German Moreno], lagi akong dinadala dito. Siya ang nag-introduce sakin ng Greenhills and Greenhills Promenade, dito kami laging nagwa-watch ng mga pelikula… That’s why hindi ako nag-dalawang-isip, hindi kami nag-dalawang-isip na dito i-put up ang second branch.”
Asked how they were able to successfully pull off their two branches in just a short period of time, the actor-turned-businessman gleefully added, “Kami din po nagtataka kung paano namin nagawa lahat yun. Even us, we’re very surprised sa naging resulta. But behind that, we’re very very happy. We feel so blessed and thankful that after the first branch, after two months, we were able to put up our second branch already here in Greenhills Promenade.”
Combining Ken and Ryan’s nostalgic Christmas memories, they wanted Cafe Claus to tell their fondest memories and stories while becoming a “home away from home” to all their guests.
The Cafe’s CEO added, “Christmas is not just Christmas to us. Christmas for us, for the entire Cafe Claus family, is a love letter to our families, individual families. Everything that we have done, good moments, the bad moments, cherished moments, meaningful moments, they all came from this holiday, from the heart, from the home. When we celebrate Christmas here, we celebrate everyday the deeper meaning behind Christmas. We’re celebrating our families and the love that we have within…”
According to their Executive Chefs Ge Garigade and Abby Peralta, they will still carry the cafe’s best-selling items such as their roast chicken called Roasting on an Open Fire, crispy chicken called Baby it’s Hot, Bibingka Cheesecake called Simbang Gabi, and more.
Cafe Claus is also set to open their other branches in Eastwood, Antipolo, and Tagaytay in 2022.
For more information, check out Café Claus on social media – Facebook and Instagram.