Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gerry's Restaurant and Bar Celebrates 20 Years

This coming February 2017 will mark the 20th Anniversary of Gerry's Restaurant and Bar, the beloved homegrown dining establishment, which originated in Tomas Morato in Quezon City, that Filipinos love to visit. 

Gerry's very first branch
Formerly known as Gerry's Grill, which metamorphosed into a place that now serves more than just beer and 'pulutan,' Gerry's is honestly one of my family's favorite places to dine in because they serve some of the best-tasting Pinoy dishes we like.

my favorite Gerry's grilled squid
Like us, customers who grew up enjoying the restaurant's bestsellers can now bring their kids (and even their children's friends!) to Gerry's to try out the wide variety of menu items whipped up by its resident chefs. 

this holiday season, how about ordering one of these Christmas packages?
It's very creative of the company to hold a cook-off among their chefs with the winning entries becoming part of Gerry's current menu lineup. Diners can now order the new items such as the Salt and Pepper Squid, Chicharon Liempo, Kalderatang Kambing, and Spanish Style Bangus as well as new desserts like Sweet Suman, Crunchy Camote Chips, Turon con Yema, and Sweet Potato Ala Mode.

Gerry's new Spanish Style Bangus
I find it reassuring to know that food items go through a series of checks to ensure that they are served hot and fresh to guests. Maintaining the consistency is Gerry's team of quality assurance officers who regularly visit all the branches.  

athletes sharing a plate of Gerry's famous sisig
Not surprisingly, the hard work has paid off because Gerry's received numerous recognitions for its excellent dishes. Among them: Spot.ph's Best Bangus Sisig Award for 2012, and from The Choice: People's Favorite Restaurant for Office Party Award for 2015 and People's Favorite Sisig Award for 2015 and 2016.

Gerry's delivery and take out options
From 'tambayan' vibe to a more casual, family-oriented feel, Gerry's has also shifted from playing 80's music to more hip and current hits not only from pop artists but also YouTube stars. The music could be seen and heard from flat screen TVs and audio system decking the restaurant's walls.

my hubby's favorite: Gerry's Kare-Kare
Gerry's is also no longer open only at nighttime to accommodate drinkers. Due to its growing popularity, the management eventually acquiesced to guests' requests to extend operations to early lunch so more people can enjoy their favorite dishes.

Saint Benilde's Lady Blazers with Gerry's executives
Apart from serving good food, did you know that for years now, Gerry's has also been a staunch supporter of athletes? In fact, among those they have provided support were the UST Growling Tigers, UP Fighting Maroons, Perpetual Help College, and Arellano University in NCAA.

representatives of The Philippine Volcanoes
during the 20th Anniversary Press Launch
At present, Gerry's provides meals support under the strict supervision of a nutritionist to NCAA 91 Women's Volleyball Champion, the College of Saint Benilde Lady Blazers. Likewise, Gerry's is also a benefactor of The Philippine Volcanoes.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Gerry's Restaurant and Bar!
As part of its 20th year celebrations, Gerry's will continue to expand its current 80-branch network by opening five more branches during the first quarter of 2017 in the following locations: SM San Pablo, SM Iloilo, Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Bacolod City, and Mactan, Cebu.

By the end of this year, though, Gerry will already have 82 local branches as it opens branches in Robinson's Place in Calasiao, Pangasinan; Matalino Street in Quezon City, and Southpark in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Overseas, Gerry's has two branches each in Singapore, Qatar, and the U.S. It is set to open in Hawaii early next year.

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