Don't Panic: Ministop's Fried Chicken Is Here To Stay

Ministop Japan is pulling out from the Philippines.

IMAGE Ministop official website

Your favorite fried chicken, kariman, and Ministop's other food favorites are not going anywhere. 

According to a news article on, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), through Robinsons Supermarket (RCSI), will acquire Ministop Japan's 40% stake in Robinsons Convenience Stores, Inc this February. This basically means that the Robinsons Group will increase its share from 60% to 100%, thus having full ownership of the convenience store chain in the Philippines.

What does this mean for our favorite Ministop fried chicken? 

If you're worried that you won't have access to your favorite Uncle John's Fried Chicken (named after the late John Gokongwei), Kariman, and other Ministop bestsellers, you don't need to panic. All these Ministop food items will still be available. 

Photo by Facebook/Ministop

"Our stores will continue to carry our bestsellers while we continue to diversify our ready-to-eat menu and offer new products to the market. Customers can also rely on our convenient e-services and bills payment facilities," said Suresh Ramalinggam, General Manager of Ministop.

RRHI will continue to operate the Ministop stores in the Philippines using the Ministop brand within the transition period agreed upon with Ministop Japan. This transition period will be used in rebranding the convenience store in consideration of their famous ready-to-eat items like Uncle John's Fried Chicken and Kariman.

Photo by Ministop Philippines official Facebook
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"I would like to thank Ministop Japan for our partnership over the years. Under the Ministop banner we were able to bring to the public well-loved products and essential services," said Robina Gokongwei Pe, RRHI President & CEO.


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