After opening a couple of branches outside the Metro, for the first time, J.CO braves the north of Metro Manila and opens a Central Luzon branch at SM Pampanga, San Fernando.
The opening kicked off as J.CO Pampanga held a solemn blessing ceremony on the morning of July 18. After that, J.CO team members enthusiastically greeted the guests and eager J.CO-ers with their signature “Glaze morning!” to signify the official opening of the 11th J.CO store in the Philippines.
Keeping it intimate and cozy, J.CO continued to highlight its lifestyle concept with its innovative range of donuts with their quirky names, interesting cups of J.COFFEE beverages, and cool servings of J.COOL frozen yogurt.
J.CO-ers from the North were treated with the bustling sights and sounds of freshly made donuts and hand-crafted beverages that were being served one after another. Signature J.CO treats like Alcapone, with its white Belgian chocolate and roasted almond slices on top of J.CO’s trademark soft-bite donut, and Jcoccino, J.CO’s own version of the cappuccino, made several appearances on the coffee tables that dotted the space of one of the bigger J.CO stores that have opened thus far.
With this opening, the J.CO Philippines team recounts the brand’s background which started with a concept by Indonesian entrepreneur Johnny Andrean and came alive with its first branch in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2005. Since then, J.CO has grown to open up more branches across the region such as Malaysia, Singapore and Shanghai, China.
By 2012, J.CO reached the Philippines with its local exclusive franchise rights and operations held by Contemporain Foods, Inc. With a brief blast from the past backgrounder, J.CO emphasizes on its plans as it moves forward, most specially on its expansion and new stores both in and out of Metro Manila.
Though most of the locations are still hushed up, those colorful donuts and orange-brown themes of J.CO will definitely soon surprise you as they continue to pop up across the Philippines marking the arrival of J.CO in your area.
As the first branch in Central Luzon, J.CO expects to serve and satisfy those unique cravings of fellow Filipinos in San Fernando, Pampanga and the neighboring cities and provinces, working the J.CO way right into the heart of our northern kababayans.
J.CO SM Pampanga is located at the Ground Level, Annex 2 of SM Pampanga, San Fernando, Pampanga. It’s open from 10am-9pm on weekdays and 10am-10pm on weekend.