Pares On The Go

Entering the street food cart business amid the pandemic

Apr 3, 2021, 7:04 AM
Erin Fay Ocampo

Erin Fay Ocampo


When their marketing and events company was forced to lie low due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two bosses found a way for them and their staff to earn a living – through food carts.

THE pandemic has greatly affected people’s livelihoods and their main sources of incomes.

This harsh truth was learnt the hard way by Thons Edano and RJ Arzadon who own a marketing and events company.

Nobody is hosting events anymore, so their business operations had to stop.

These two are good bosses. They faced the reality that their business had to lay low for a while, but they did it by ensuring that their staff will still be able to provide for their families.

“When the pandemic started we had to take a step back and downsize the number of employees,” Thons says.

Thus, they had this great idea of entering the street food cart business. They opted to sell pares and mami.

“We were thinking of a business that not only can provide employment but is also something we will enjoy and is pandemic proof.”

Who doesn’t love pares and mami? Regardless of the weather, Filipinos love them. It is, indeed, comfort food.

Their mami is unique as, Thons claims, its taste “is a mixture of Filipino favorites such as lugaw, mami, and pares all in one.”

Aside from these Filipino-favorites, they also sell siomai and siopao. All are affordable meals to have, especially for the masses.

“It’s a business we see a lot of potential, especially with the Filipinos’ love for eating, even better if it’s within a budget,” says RJ.

Pares On The Go is located at Timog Ave. cor. Scout Ybardolaza in Quezon City. You can also have their food delivered or as take-out. (EFO)

Tags: #economy, #foodandrestaurants, #foodcart, #Covid-19

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