Frequently Asked Questions

For your boggled mind.

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Where is your office located?

Our office is located at Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila. You may look for Mr. Edison Gomez.  Feel free to reach us for more information.

Franchise Details

  • There is no drink restriction. You can sell any beverage except hard liquor.
  • Carts can be modified as you please. You can modify the cart and attach some additional lights, wheels, side tables, or even additional tarpaulin.
  • Equipment can be modified too as you please such as the siopao steamer, griller and others.
  • The franchisee needs to send a sketch of the proposed location for evaluation and approval.
  • The franchisee is in-charge of hiring the service crew but the training is provided by the company and is included in the franchise package.
  • A franchise seminar is provided which includes food preparation, sales strategy, maintenance of equipment and more.
  • You may change your location as needed. Zoning requirement needs to be furnished from the office if there is a necessary change of location.
  • Modes of payment are as follows: cash, cheque and through bank deposit.
  • Delivery of supplies is free of charge provided that you have met the minimum requirement. If the minimum requirement is not met, items can be picked up from the nearest distributor of your choice.
  • The zoning requirement is that carts should be 300 meters away from each other.

Advantages of being a franchisee

  • No royalty fee required.
  • No annual franchise fee.
  • No store opening fee.
  • Tasty products for a fraction of a cost compared to the leading and more expensive brands.

Franchise requirements:

  • Committed and driven to succeed.
  • Has basic management and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Has local knowledge of the proposed location.

Franchise inclusions:

  • Food cart cost: Php 99,000 to Php 499,000
  • Food cart with signage and equipment.
  • Use of trade name
  • Franchise term is one year and is renewable upon request.

How long is the franchise process?

The franchise business development process takes about 3-4 weeks. The process includes the processing of applications, construction of the cart, equipment and materials preparation and the crew training.

When does the dealer have to pay the fee?

Once dealer’s application is approved, franchisee needs to sign a franchise contract and pay the required franchise fee.

How much can a franchisee earn?

Franchisee profitability is highly dependent on the location of the cart. Gross margin is estimated at 40%-70%.

Who will be responsible in the recruitment and training of the crew?

The franchisee shall source, screen and select the required crew. For the cart operation, the minimum is one (1) person per shift. Franchisor will conduct the prerequisite training program and the franchisee’s crew must personally attend and complete the program prior to the store opening.

What products will be sold in the franchise outlet?  Is there a standard price to follow among outlets?

For the cart operation, all franchise products can be sold.  The franchisee is not allowed to sell any other food item other than those specified by franchisor. Franchisor will provide the standard price list of the products which indicates the standard price lists of the products.

What is the dimension of the cart and area requirement?

The area requirement is highly dependent on the food cart concept.

Minimum area requirement: 2.5 m x 2.5 m

I Want to See the Office!

★★★ For free orientation preview, viewing of the show room, free product tasting and inquiries just set an appointment with Mr. Edison R. Gomez from Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Office Address:

FaB Suffrage Inc / Fab Suffrage Food Services

17-A G/F St. Martin Bldg. Westpoint St. Cubao, Quezon City 1009

LANDMARK:

LRT Aurora Cubao Station in front of Gateway. Chowking corner WestPoint Street. After St. Gabriel and Dehadista Bar.

Website: http://www.fab.ph / http://www.starfrappe.com

Email Add: ifabfranchise@gmail.com

Contact details:

Mr. Edison Gomez

(Smart) 0939-9163425
(Globe) 0917-1254451
(Landline) (02) 219 5869

Testimonials

Me: Star Frappe is a most promising business now! Try this amazing business opportunity. Fast R.O.I. Good luck and Congrats. “Dream Big! Start small.”

Maria Luisa Nieto: One of the best food cart business in Philippines that we have….”Star Frappe” ….If you want to have a business but you don’t know where/how to start, Please feel free to contact us with any further questions… We are happy to serve you!

Arnel Siccion: Good start up business you can easily manage.

Rayden M Manguil: affordable yet satisfying..want to start ur business?here is d best option/choice.

Teng D. Perez: Comparable taste with affordable price.

Nioma Lanor: A good business to start with, specially those with low capital.

Reiner Ocampo: Quality with good taste on a budget . . . . . keep it up 🙂

Miguel Francisco Buatiz: Another option to invest your hard earned money!!!$$$

Toni Rivera Billones: Not only that it taste good but also the price is very reasonable.

Jomer Bobier: the best and the wisest franchise you can ever had.

Rhea Gensole: Cool!!! We can now enjoy our favorite drinks eveyday…Star Frappe your the best!!!!.

Ces Garcia Ampo: try to taste Star Frappe affordable pa…god blessss.

Angelica Dequina Paduga: A very affordable franchising business that everyone can have.Goodluck and more power to Star Frappe..:)

Rothman Perreras: Woah! You can get a Starbucks-like business for only a fraction of the cost? Count me in!

Adrian Reagan Gonzales: KAKAIBANG FRAPPE…SAAARRRAAAPPPPP!

Jeffrey Laroya Santiga: franchising business at its finest, very good start up business for those people who are looking.

Yeyie Mecua Pesigan: great taste and affordable 🙂 great choice for business and truly income generating 🙂 multiple thumbs up.

Eric Linga: It is indeed a worth to invest,,, franchise now… : )

Jules Merguilla: STAR FRAPPE is the fastest growing food cart franchise business. With its undying support ng mga people behind this behind, I’m sure anyone who avail this franchise will be blessed and Talagang kikita, more power FaB Suffrage!!!

Jerry Gomez: Congrats and good luck to your food cart businesss..

Liz Martinez Tadique: Try this frappe and you will Love the taste 🙂 God bless.

Joan Dequina Gomez: Star Frappe taste very good and very economical…ambiance of stores are refreshing because of its color combination.

ER Gomez: Congrats and Goodluck! More Business Partner to Come.

Fabs Suffrage: Fast R.O.I Dream Big Start small. Foods and beverage business.

Allain Abastillas: Thank u very much Fab Suffrage -Starfrappe he brought Star to us!!!

Thank you more mam.

Allain: Nakakatuwa sir until now dmi pa kmi customer from 10 to 8pm tpos may napasok pa pag closing kmi nakikiusap to buy hehe. Pag andto ako pinapayagan ko.

 

Return of investment runs from 3 to 4 months

  • Free business registration assistance
  • Free recommendation on store locations

Franchise Application Procedure:

  1. Set an appointment from the office and get to see our actual food carts. You can also try and taste the products afterwards.  For those living within the Visayas and Mindanao region, you can simply browse the website and choose your preferred food cart.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. Franchise package payment is available in different modes such as: cash, PDC, credit card (straight cash) and through bank deposit.

BDO Savings Account
FAB SUFFRAGE FOOD SERVICES Account No. : 003970152598

BPI Savings Account
FAB SUFFRAGE FOOD SERVICES
Account No: 004353-0596-67

 

  1. For bank deposits, please send your scanned deposit slip along with a valid ID and email them at the following email addresses: ifabfranchise@gmail.com / fabsuffrage@gmail.com
  2. Submit a sketch of your proposed site location.
  3. Once you’re location is approved, the food cart is released within a week (within Metro Manila). Food cart will be delivered terminal to terminal for those outside Metro Manila and the charges are shouldered by the franchisee. The documents will be sent through courier or email.
  4. Process the prerequisite documents such as: Barangay clearance, Mayor’s permit and DTI registration.
  5. After accomplishing the needed documentations, you may now operate your food cart!
  6. Sign the franchise contract, wait for the release of the food cart and start to operate your very own food cart franchise.

Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to build something better this time. Don’t wish for it, work for it. Dream Big! Start small. -STAR FRAPPE

Requirements for Applying for a Mayor’s Permit

These are the usual requirements in applying for a Mayor’s Business Permit:

  1. Barangay Clearance
  2. DTI Business Name Certificate (Single Proprietor)
  3. Certificate of SEC Registration / Articles of Incorporation (for Corporation) / Articles of Partnership  (for Partnership)
  4. Public Liability Insurance (for Restaurants, Cinemas, Malls, etc.)
  5. Authorization Letter of owner with ID
  6. Lease Contract / Tax Declaration
  7. SSS (Certification / Clearance)
  8. CTC (Community Tax Certificate-CEDULA)

Steps in Applying for a Mayor’s Permit

Step 1: Application and Submission of Requirements

First step is to proceed to the business permit and licensing office (BPLO) in your city. There you will be given an application form which you need to fill out and submit for verification.

Step 2: City Engineering Office

Proceed to the engineering department to secure the assessment for building fee. You need to submit your building and occupancy permit. They will also ask you for a sketch of your business location and your building area in square meters.

Step 3: Electrical Department

Proceed to the electrical department to get a certificate of electrical inspection. One of the engineers may come and visit your place to check the area. If there is no problem, they will approve your application and you will be given a certificate. You will pay the inspection fee at the city treasurer in your city hall.

Step 4: Sanitary Office

You will then proceed to the health and sanitary office to secure a health and sanitary permit. Some cities require drug tests and x-rays for all the employees. Some require attendance in a seminar.

Step 5: Bureau of Fire Protection

Next stop is at the Bureau of Fire Protection to secure a fire permit. All business establishments are required to have a fire extinguisher and the number of extinguishers depends on the floor area of the establishment. The BFP needs to inspect your place before they sign your papers. Some LGU’s do not conduct inspection but requires photos of the establishment. The BFP also will not sign your documents without the zoning clearance.

Step 6: Zoning Clearance

The office of the municipal planning and development coordinator releases the zoning clearance. Payment will depend on the project type and cost. You will be asked to submit more requirements. Your documents will be assessed and verified. A zoning inspector will inspect your place to verify conformity with existing ordinance. If there is no problem with your application, your clearance will be released after your payment.

Step 7: Return to the Bureau of Fire Protection

The BFP will now sign your fire permit once you have a zoning clearance.

Step 8: Revisit the BPLO

Revisit the BPLO to show that you have already completed the process. They may verify it to ensure that everything is in order and you will be asked to pay the following:

  • Your Business (Contractor/Services/Wholesaler/Retailer)
  • Mayor’s Permit Fee
  • Sanitary Fee
  • Service Fee
  • Local Fire Inspection Fee
  • Business Plate

Your business plate will be released within 1-3 days.

How to Register Your Business with DTI

In order for a business to operate without hassles in the country, the owner must register his/her business to the proper government agency. This is an important measure in preventing legal problems as you begin your business operation.

Going to the Proper Government Agency

The first step in getting a certificate of registration for your business name is going to the proper agency. There are different government agencies where you can register your business depending on its structure.

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – for sole proprietorship
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – for partnerships or corporations
  • Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) – for cooperatives

For this article, we are going to discuss DTI business registration for sole proprietors.

Business Name Approval

There are certain rules that should be observed in providing a business name. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the proposed business name is NOT:

  • To be used for illegal, offensive, and scandalous operations. Identical or closely resembles other business names already registered.
  • Composed purely of generic words.
  • Designates quality of goods and services.
  • Uses abbreviation of any nation, or governmental organization
  • Names by which by law or regulation cannot be appropriated
  • Names which are misleading, deceptive or which misrepresent the nature of business

Registration

There are two ways to apply and register: online or over-the-counter.

Online Registration

  1. Log in at www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph. Through the Enhanced Business Name Registration System, proprietors can now register their business name online.
  2. Click the “New Application” which you can find on the left-hand side of the webpage. Review the BNRS Terms and Conditions carefully then click the “I Agree” to proceed. You will be then directed to fill out an online application form.
  3. Fill out the application form providing accurate information.
  4. Select “Download” for your business name certification and click “Submit”.
  5. Your certification will be sent to your email. Download the e-copy or you can have it printed. Take note of the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) Acknowledgement found in the last page. You will need this when you pay online.
  6. Submit the necessary documentation indicated in the acknowledgement to the DTI office in your area. The reserve business name online is only up to 3 working days.
  7. Pay your application. If you prefer to avail of the DTI e-Payment, you can choose G-Cash or Bancnet.

Over-the-Counter Registration

  1. Find out which area office you should go to. Obtain application forms and fill these up completely. Only the business owner or his/her Attorney-in-Fact is authorized to sign these forms.
  2. Make sure you meet all the following requirements:
  • Must be a Filipino citizen of at least 18 years old.
  • If citizenship is questioned, the applicant must submit necessary documents (i.e. birth certificate, voter’s ID, naturalization certificate)
  1. Certain types of businesses may need other requirements especially services provided by professionals. (i.e. medical/dental clinics, pawnshops, architectural/engineering services)
  2.  Submit the application form to the DTI Processor who will check for the availability of the business name.
  3. Pay the required registration and processing fee:

Barangay: Php 200.00,

City/Municipality: Php 500.00,

Regional:  Php 1,000.00,

National:  Php 2,000.00

  1. Your business name certificate will be released after showing the receipt to the processor.
  2. Your business name certificate is valid for 5 years from date of registration.