5515 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404
owners and background
Rosemarie Malunes, registered nurse, and Alfredo Malunes Jr., mechanical engineering graduate
years in business
what they do
Own and operate Savannah’s only authentic Filipino Restaurant.
why they’re successful
Fred: We are hardworking, passionate, patient, provide good customer service and know the value of perseverance.
Fred: To find a bigger restaurant space in order to increase our catering business and be able to serve more customers.
tips for other operators
Fred: Make sure you know your products very well, and be hands-on in regard to everything your business entails.
things to avoid
Fred: Don’t start a business without an overall plan for growth and be sure to have the full support of your family and loved ones.
why Savannah works for them
Fred: Because I have lived here most of my life, and this is where I started my family. It’s also because people here are used to all sorts of different ethnic cuisines, and they are not afraid to try something new!
Fred: God, my family and the hundreds of Filipinos who have visited our restaurant and told us how much our food reminds them of home.
To introduce our culture to all the citizens of Chatham and surrounding counties by providing authentic, delicious foods, which were influenced by countries like Malaysia, Spain, China, Mexico and America.
Compiled by Joel Zuckerman