If you are a food lover and live in Cagayan de Oro, it’s hard to miss The Hungry Plate restaurant in the food scene. The resto rose to fame when they started their Eat-All-You-Can Buffet for only P199 per person.
It became a craze for Kagay-anons because they had one of the longest spreads of affordable lunch and dinner buffets in the city. The best part, they gave good value for money because they offered really delicious food and each food item, really tasted good.
There are two branches of The Hungry Plate restaurant chain, the first that opened in 2016 is the Corrales branch and a few years later came the SM CDO Downtown Premier branch.
How it All Began
The Hungry Plate is owned by the Cabardo family hails from Davao City and migrated to Cagayan de Oro in the 1980’s. The family has always been in the hospitality and food industry.
Each member of the Cabardo family has good taste in food since they were very well exposed to it. They loved to dine out, try different dishes from various restaurants both here and abroad. Because of this, they thought about opening their own restaurant business in Cagayan de Oro. Aside from that, Chef Kahlil Cabardo, one of the owners, acquired some culinary skills from his training in Miami, USA. He and his family also wanted to bring in authentic non-Filipino food here at affordable prices.
So where did “The Hungry Plate” name come from? According to Kahlil; “It came out after a few drinking sessions with my family.” Since Chef Kahlil loved Tex-Mex (Texan-Mexican), American and Pinoy dishes, they were all combined as the flagship dishes of their soon-to-be restaurant.
Best Selling Dishes
Here’s a closer look at the Best Sellers of The Hungry Plate. Take your pick, each one tastes as good as it looks!
Why are the Prices of their Food a Bit Higher Than Others
The reason for this according to Chef Kahlil is that most of their ingredients are imported since they are serving some foreign cuisine and not all Filipino cuisine.
They wanted to stay true when it comes to the authenticity of the dishes hence the price range is somewhat higher than the usual some would expect.
Three Ingredients to Success
What contributed to the success of The Hungry Plate that made them reach 3 years?
- People – They take care of their people and make sure that they also progress together with the business. They also support local farmers and suppliers to give a positive contribution to the community.
- Food. – They make sure that their food always tastes good and consistency is very important to them.
- Quality Service. – They always train and evaluate their staff to ensure that they are ahead when it comes to customer service to keep loyal patrons coming back.
They plan to promote their Craft Beer, even more, expand and add more branches, continue to innovate and improve their menu to keep loyal customers going back.
3rd Year Anniversary Promo
The Hungry Plate will be celebrating their 3rd Year Anniversary on July 16, 2019 with a HUGE PROMO!
For a minimum purchase of P300, customers can already get their Best-seller, the “PERUVIAN CHICKEN” for ONLY 3 PESOS! You heard that right! So see you on their Anniversary day and bring your family and friends with you!