Pasay City, Philippines (PressExposure) September 01, 2009 -- When it comes to serving some of the most unique sets of cakes and pastries in the Philippines, two bakeries are known to provide such delicacies, the Red Ribbon Bakeshop and Goldilocks Bakery [http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=45&cid=14]. Goldilocks is considered as the oldest bakeshop in the Philippines, even before Ferdinand Marcos' martial law. Red Ribbon, however, were just around the corner Marcos' regime. Although both are very popular and recognized bakeries across the country, there are still those that doesn't know of where and how Red Ribbon Bakeshop and Goldilocks Bakery started. Here are some small details about Red Ribbon Bakeshop and Goldilocks Bakery [http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=45&cid=14].
Goldilocks Bakery Goldilocks Bakery, also known as Goldilocks Bakeshop and Restaurant, was founded in 1966 by three women that shared the same passion for cakes and pastries. Two sisters, Milagros and Clarita, and their sister-in-law, Doris, decided to open a small bakeshop along to the Pasong Tamo Street, Makati. This was already due to their skills in and innate passion for pastries, Milagros being a supplier of chiffon slices to a number of Manilaâs canteens, and Clarita being able to bake and decorate cakes during special occasions in Bicol. There was also a third sister, Maria Flor, that suggested the name Goldilocks, a popular fairy tale character so as to for kids to easily remember their bakery.
From ten employees and two display stands, Goldilocks has become a global brand, expanding to over a total of 250 stores in the Philippines and overseas; and hiring thousands of local employees. The opening day total sales of P574 back in 1966 has multiplied thousand of times over, reaching a system-wide sales of P5.9 billion by the end of 2007.
Red Ribbon Bakery Red Ribbon Bakeshop is a popular fast-food chain in the Philippines and the United States, offering a wide range of cakes and pastries. The chain began in 1979 in Quezon City along Timog Avenue and started franchising in 1999. In 1984, they opened their first US branch in West Covina, California. In 2005, Red Ribbon was acquired by Jollibee Foods Corporation, a conglomerate of popular fast-food chains in the Philippines. Today, there are more than 80 branches all over the Philippines, and there are now 15 stores all over California and plans of expansion are being worked out.