It may sound like a joke, but it’s true.
After decades of running its own servers, the venerable, but now defunct online platform Patreon is about to open up a new place of business in the Philippines.
The first Patreon restaurant will be opened in Manila, the country’s second largest city, which has been a hotbed for restaurant chains like Chipotle and Panera Bread.
The restaurant will boast a menu with more than 100 different types of dishes, ranging from the traditional to the fancier.
The new Patreon will also serve a large selection of traditional Filipino food.
While most Filipino restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees or small businesses, Patreon has managed to create a brand that is very much its own, with the aim of keeping the company’s servers happy and on staff.
“The first Patrons first restaurant will serve traditional Filipino cuisine,” Patreon general manager Michael Gebbia told Ars Technic.
“We have a menu that includes more than 130 types of food, from traditional to new.”
The restaurants will also be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offer a wide variety of drinks and snacks.
“A huge part of what makes us unique is that we offer different meals each day and different menus each day,” Gebbi said.
“This means we can cater to different needs.
There’s no other restaurant in the world that offers such variety in food.”
Patreon started out as a website for people to donate to its servers, but has since grown into a platform for more than 3 million users to make and make money off of their servers.
The company has expanded beyond just the Philippines, with plans to expand to Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Patreon’s founders believe the platform can become a great business in other countries.
“Patreon is one of the most successful, most sustainable companies on the planet,” Gbbia said.
While the new Patrones will be open for business from April 25 to June 5, they are not set to open until June 1.
You can check out more information about the restaurant here.
Patrón’s Philippines expansion plans will be a major focus for the company in the coming months, and the company plans to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the expansion.
“When the company announced its plans to open a second restaurant in Manila in 2017, we were ecstatic,” Gbebia said, adding that the Philippines market is “very competitive” and that the opening of the new restaurant will only increase the popularity of the Patróns Philippines brand.
“There is so much demand for Filipino food, and we are sure that Patrontas new restaurant on Manila’s iconic Plaza del Rey will bring Filipino food to even more Filipinos.”
Patronia’s Philippines franchisee, Gbebbia, also noted that Patreon could open a franchise in China.
“China is a very hot market, with so many chains opening in China and other countries in the future,” he said.
The Philippines has long been the center of the global fast food empire, with restaurants like Panera and Chipotle having established their own presence there.
With this expansion, Patronto is aiming to make a name for itself by expanding to new markets.
“If we are successful in opening in the new market, we hope to bring Patreon back to its former glory,” Gende said.