Contributed by Aaron Ngui
People want something different once in a while, its inevitable. We crave for something new because maybe we get bored doing, waiting or having the same old things. This can be applied to career, relationships, experiences and even food preferences. In this age of pop up stores, upcoming food trends and instagram worthy restaurants with a hundred and one flavors and colors, how does one stay relevant in the ever-evolving and busy food industry?
This is the question that the two new family members of Mad Mark’s Creamery And Good Eats have ventured to ask. Meet the two Mikas, co-owners of Madmark’s, Mika Alarcon and Mika Magsanoc. Besides their same names, the two ladies have something else in common as they both have experienced careers flying to different cities as flight attendants in a prestigious airline. However their story is very different from one another.
Mika Alarcon flew for 7 years before deciding to retire her wings and pursue her dream of becoming an events coordinator and stylist. Mika said that she enjoyed flying but she wanted a change of scenery and explore other opportunities. She contributes to the business of Madmarks as a consultant by boosting its presence in the market thru social media, marketing and publicity. In addition, she helps out in bookings of Madmarks ice cream cart for events like school fair, birthdays, corporate party, concerts or exhibits.
Mika Magasanoc, on the other hand is still a flight attendant for Philippines Airlines. Flying has allowed her to visit places she’s never been. It’s like you getting paid to see the Big Ben, or have a selfie with the Statue of liberty or eat takoyaki in the side streets of Japan. Aside from traveling for free, she said that she is honored that she gets to meet different kinds of people in all walks of life that makes her grounded and thankful in what she has. Since Mika travels to different places, she has the opportunity to find inspiration for new food ideas and food concept that she can share with her partners for the business.
Madmarks is famous for their Steak. For P245, you get an 8oz USDA steak with 2 sides of your choice.
Johnnie Double Black Ribs, for P215, you get a half slab baby back ribs with 2 sides of your choice.
If you are not a meat lover, their Creole grilled chicken is best for you! For P195 you get two pieces of chicken breast grilled perfectly with char that comes with 2 sides of your choice.
One of the favorite sayings is that you have to leave room for dessert when you dine at Madmarks! Mad Mark’s offers not just mouth watering meals but also scrumptious desserts. For P95, you can order their best seller Half Baked Madagascar Ice Cream; for fans they have a term for their favorite “HBM craze”. Yes, People get Gaga over this flavor when you try it. It’s vanilla based ice cream with half baked cookie dough. Sweet, Salty, and with just the right amount of chewy, this flavor is a definite must try!
Madmarks has been in the industry since 2011 and they just opened Madmarks Glorietta3 this September 2017, They will also be opening another branch in Pioneer Center the following month. Just for the whole month of September, wings card members will receive a free appetizer when they dine at Madmarks Glorietta3 branch, for a minimum purchase of P700.
Once in a while people look for change. But with madmark’s, one will not wish for change for it will continue to provide its followers great food with the best bang for their buck. Pure satisfaction and happiness is what Mad Mark’s can assure their customers when it comes to plain old good food. And to excite the palette even more, one can count on Mad Mark’s to launch new delectable dishes every month. So make sure to visit regularly to avoid missing out! Truly you can’t go wrong with affordable and absolutely delicious American fusion meals that is unique to Mad Mark’s. And you might even be lucky to meet these 2 pretty ladies when you dine at Mad Mark’s.