Blend PH warms up for Habibi Shawarma franchise partnership

Nov 14, 2019

Blend PH, the fast-growing lending and borrowing marketplace online in the Philippines, engages in another exciting franchise partnership in the food space, this time with Habibi Shawarma, an on-the-go food concept specializing in the Middle Eastern favorite adjusted to the Pinoy palate.

Established in 2012 by Lemuel Depabulos and Teresa Tingala, the brand quickly became a hit in Bacolod and was able to expand to cover six branches in the said city immediately. Right now, it is undergoing massive expansion not just in the City of Smiles but also elsewhere in the country.

The name “Habibi” came from the Arabic term of endearment meaning “my love” or “my darling.” It proved to be the name that encapsulates the brand’s message because every product on the menu is made with a lot of love and effort to guarantee the satisfaction of its patrons.

Items on the menu include the Habibi Wrap (in beef, chicken, or veggie options), Habibi Rice (also offered with the same meat options), beef nachos, and Chippy Con Carne, Pizzawarma, kebabs, and burrito. People are also raving about their take on the basic lemonade drink.


Aside from providing delicious menu options, Habibi Shawarma envisions itself as a food service industry leader providing multiple options to customers in and outside the Philippines. This may not be far from reality as it continues to expand its franchise system.

The company also aims to provide an adequate source of income and livelihood to its committed and hands-on franchisees by employing talented and skilful individuals to man each branch.

Habibi Shawarma is partnering with Blend PH to achieve its mission and vision. Franchise applicants can now apply for loans on the peer-to-peer (P2P) platform to obtain the necessary funding to get the on-the-go food business going.

By taking advantage of the partnership with Blend, applying for a franchise with Habibi Shawarma can be faster. When the franchise loan is approved, Blend will directly send the payment to the food company, which means the franchise owner can focus on getting the business off the ground instead of worrying about finances.

Capital requirements start at PHP 500,000 for a kiosk and PHP 2.3 million to PHP 3 million for a full-on store. Included in the package are the use of the Habibi trademark, site approval, training for franchisee and staff, opening assistance, operations manual, R&D, and a procurement program.

Start your own shawarma franchise today by sending a message to their Facebook page. Alternatively, you can send your Letter of Intent to [email protected] or [email protected].

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