Celebrating Memorable Weddings
By Jonathan Dionisio
January - February 2011
Max's Restaurant Fried Chicken
Filipinos are known all
over the world for their close family ties. This is manifested
well during family events, like weddings. The families and
friends of the bride and groom get together to celebrate this
special day in their lives. Such special occasion requires
significant time in planning, specifically in choosing a Philippine
wedding venue to hold the event.
Aside from close family
ties, Pinoys are also known for having a sense of sentimental
value. They associate their good memories with different things
and/or places. In a way, going back to a certain place somewhat
brings back fond memories that have been associated with it.
It's also a way to share these memories with their families
and friends. For this reason, most Filipino soon-to-weds prefer
to hold their weddings at a venue that has a sentimental value
Max's Restaurant Lumpiang Ubod
Max's Restaurant , one of
the most well-recognized and established restaurant chains
in the country, is one of those places that give lasting memories.
Being at the forefront of providing a Philippine wedding venue
for special occasion for the past 65 years, many Filipinos
have their own fond memories of Max's. Thus, this institution
has become a household name and has secured a special spot
in the hearts of many.
The first to have happy memories of Max's weren't actually
Filipinos. Rather, they were US soldiers deployed here in
the Philippines in 1945, after World War II. Maximo Gimenez,
or Max, the founder of Max's Restaurant, befriended the American
occupation troops stationed at Quezon City who regularly stopped
at his house for a drink. Insisting that the troops paid the
food and drinks he served, Max, with the help of his family
and niece Ruby Trota, put up a makeshift cafe at their humble
home. They started to serve their signature spring chicken.
The tender, juicy and crispy chicken dish created a buzz among
the American soldiers. Soon, the Filipino public heard about
the delicious chicken and as they say, the rest is history.
Max's Restaurant Pancit Canton
Many years after first serving
its famous dishes, Max's Restaurant now has 113 branches all
over the Philippines and seven branches in the United States,
serving their famous sarap-to-the-bones (delicious to the
bones) fried chicken side by side with what is now known as
Ruby's Favorite composed of classic Filipino dishes like Kare-kare,
Lechon Kawali, Crispy Pata, Pancit Canton, Lumpiang Shanghai
and Ubod, and Chopsuey. It is now currently servers millions
of Filipinos and Filipinos-at-heart and has made countless
birthdays, reunions, debuts, and weddings very memorable.
a Part of the Family
Understanding how much it has become a part of the Filipino
life here and abroad, Max's Restaurant continuously improves
its services to meet the needs and budget of soon-to-wed couples
who wish to celebrate their wedding with Max’s. Banquet
and sales officers assist the bride and the groom in planning
every step of their wedding.
Moreover, Max's offers a
more special and practical way of making weddings worth remembering.
Whether for a party of 30 or 300, couples can choose from
two very intimate and classic themes – Traditional Floral
accented with golden floral arrangements and Asian-Filipino
Weddings, adorned with indigenous designs like native beige
cloth and rattan balls.
Both theme packages include
an elegantly designed wedding cake, personalized giveaways,
love doves, wine and a theme-inspired wedding venue. The couple
and their guests can partake from a wide range of well-loved
signature local delicacies that complement well with the all-time
favorite Max’s Fried Chicken. Other Max’s dishes
are all available to create a fitting wedding menu that suits
all budgets and palates.
Weddings are special and
memorable events. On this given day, two families come together
to celebrate love and new life between a newlywed couple.
This very unforgettable event requires not just good food
and venue. It also requires the commitment of a group of people
to make the wedding fun and hassle-free. This is what Max's
Restaurant stands for. More than being “the house that
fried chicken built,” it has now become the house where
good memories are built.