STEAK-HOLDERS |The Mindanao Basket Davao celebrates its first store anniversary

Every home deserves a great meal—that includes a delicious steak.

That is how this young lady boss and CEO Arielle Lu envisioned The Mindanao Basket (TMB) and that is bringing the finest steaks to every Filipino home.

TMB celebrated its first store anniversary on October 17, 2022 with a celebration that includes the blessing of their store expansion graced by the presence of her family and friends.

Arielle shared her story how The Mindanao Basket started at her home back in 2020. She started from selling Davao grown fruits like the pomelo and mangosteen online which later on grew through trading. With the capital she saved from all of that, she explored the market and started selling premium steaks and pasabuy items from Manila.Thus explains the shop’s name The Mindanao Basket.

Her wide selection of goods online has resulted in higher demands from her customers and some restaurants in Davao to the point where a lot more people started going to her house to pick up their orders. All of her items are stored in the freezer her father donated to support the business.

What all started from an online business operated at home gave birth to TMB’s main branch located at the Casaloda Commercial, Juna Subdivision, Davao City in May 2021. Arielle did not stop looking for more products that she can offer to her customers. She started selling the finest steaks she can find from Japan and Australia including the rarest steak in the world, the Japanese A5 Kobe Wagyu at a very affordable price.

“I always think about what else I can offer to TMB customers and make sure I deliver when they request it,” Ms. Arielle said.

Her kindness and attention to her valued customers are only a few of the reasons why The Mindanao Basket is experiencing tremendous success in just a year.

She also shared with us during the interview that in January this year, TMB officially opened its franchises with partners from all over Mindanao. Expansions were made with all the products available in key cities–Cotabato City, Koronadal City, Cagayan de Oro, Mati, Iligan, Malita and Zamboanga. Soon in Puerto Princesa Palawan.

“We started the second phase of our business which is having distributors from all over Mindanao. This is our way of reaching to more customers who are eager to try the best tasting steaks in the world and help more people start their own business through franchising our products,” Ms. Arielle said.

They are proud to have the largest and finest selections of imported steaks and prime meats from all over the world in Mindanao.

“We have more than 40 steak cuts and prime meats from all over the world available at TMB. All of our products which you can find in our homey store are very affordable. Anyone can afford it,” Ms. Arielle added.

With the holiday season just around the corner, TMB team has prepared all-year round hamper kits with meticulously arranged special items for all season treats that will fit in your style. 13 selections of charcuterie and steak kits anyone would love to receive as gifts this December.

The Mindanao Basket will soon offer more healthy food selections for those who are into vegan and delicious organic food for babies.

Visit The Mindanao Basket Davao- Main Branch to know more about their promotions and new offers or how you can start your own franchising business with them.

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