Dumaguete-based Massive Munchies is now set to conquer the Metro with their delightful and rich-tasting pocket pies! The company which is interestingly founded by two business-minded young individuals (Tad Angara and Dexter Bautista) decided to bring their famous pocket pies in the heart of Manila.
They just had a soft opening last Saturday (February 18). They set up a small outlet in F Hidalgo Street in Quiapo just in front of the Manuel L Quezon University and they are planning to add more outlets soon, hoping to experience the same success that the company had in Dumaguete. Massive Munchies has been in operation since 2014; with just one store initially branching out into 3 in just 2 years. With their products that are available in such affordable and reasonable prices without compromising the quality and the taste, it is not impossible for Massive Munchies to capture the heart of Manileños.
Mr Tad Angara, one of the store’s founders, warmly welcome us (bloggers) in their soft opening in Quiapo. He cheerfully tell us their humble beginning and how this business started out from a simple idea and how they struggle to make it grow. Surprisingly, despite of having no formal business training, the two managed to establish their first business successfully and the response from the people of Dumaguete was simply overwhelming.
“About four years ago, we started this company in Dumaguete City with only about 25k capital and then with no formal business training, no mentorship from anyone, it was hard and there was time we thought about giving up… but with right attitude and by utilizing every resources we got.. especially the Internet, we were able to maintain it” Mr Tad Angara
Massive Munchies is mainly catering “pocket pies” which is currently consists of 4 amazing flavors to choose from. Each of the flavors are quite unique and are very much packed full of flavor. Each hot pocket meat pie cost around a measly Php 39 for it’s regular size to PHP 59 for it’s King size option – which is truly a total steal!
Each of this delectable goodie is available for both dine-in (solo/combo meal) and take-out (5/10pcs box) orders.
Cheesy PepperoniThe Cheesy Pepperoni Pocket Pie marked the beginning of Massive Munchies; as it’s signature flavor it truly is a crowd favorite! It’s when Italian cuisine meets Filipino’s ingenuity! One of their best sellers! a definite must try!
CHEESY TACO The Mexican PocketPie with a whole lotta cheesy goodness. A definite perfect fit for every cheese lover out there! With this much cheese on it, you would totally crave for more!
BEEFY MUSHROOM – Simply BEEF Stroganoff in a pie! – Tender slices of beef sauteed in rich mushroom sauce makes this pocket meat pie a true meaty lovers’ favorite!
Tuna LasagnaTUNA LASAGNA , Massive Munchies treat to our health conscious peers!, This pocket meat pie is definitely a healthier option! For those who love lasagna but are into lesser calories? Try this! tastes like lasagna, but is made from tuna.
They are planning to bring more of their menus from their flagship store in Dumaguete in their Manila outlet soon. In addition to that, Mr Angara mentioned that they will be offering healthier options pretty soon (he mentioned about Baked pocket pies instead of deep fried).
Additional flavors like Cheesy Sisig, Chicken Inasal, Cheesy Hungarian, Chocolate Fudge, Mango Bango, Apple Pie and Banana Caramel were all under development and could be part of their growing menu (possibly on the shop’s grand lunch which could be 3 or 4 months from now).
Massive Munchies Pocket PiesThey were generous enough to give us a box full of this pocket pies. Cheesy Pepperoni is my personal favorite and it is not really surprising why this flavor is one of their best sellersBeefy Mushroom is equally delicious too
According to Mr Angara, some of their customers in Dumaguete used to buy their pies raw (uncooked) so they can store it in the fridge for several days and cook or bake it afterwards.
Aside from the pies, they also gave us this cool black shirt sporting their company’s logo. I also learned that they are offering Massive Munchies hoodies and shirts too which are exclusively available online (you can check them here – http://shirt.ly/massivemunchies)
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Facebook : https://web.facebook.com/MassiveMunchiesPH
Instagram : @massivemunchies
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