Our Story

The First and the Original Buy 1 Take 1 Shawarma in the Philippines

With its humble beginnings as a modest single food stall, SHAWARMA SHACK’s  unwavering story of perseverance, entrepreneurship and community engagement is still an on-going narrative that has positively impacted our country’s franchising industry.

The Company traces its roots back in 2015 as simple food cart concept in Divisoria, an iconic commodities market in Manila. As of this writing, the Company nurtures over 500 franchised outlets nationwide.
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Our Mission

  • Our Company is dedicated to serve our delicious, and fresh Mediterranean cuisine with our signature twist of Filipino flavors at great price points that our customers can happily consume.
  • Our Company, through its business model, aims to provide employment , training and education, and promote entrepreneurship for the enterprising Filipino.

Our Vision

  • Our Company envisages the business to maintain the highest standards of quality in our products and services, strengthening our core capabilities to become the industry benchmark domestically, and elevate the Brand to participate in regional markets overseas.
  • Our Company, will nurture the “SHAWARMA SHACK” brand legacy as it continues to delight its consumers and empower the entrepreneurial spirit of many Filipinos both here and abroad
  • Our Company will help in nation-building by becoming a reputable organization to develop globally-competitive, and competent Filipino foodservice professionals.

CEO Message

“I was wrong to think that profit must always come before your customers. I realized that if you take care of your customers first, everything will just follow.”
Walther Buenavista and his wife are the owners of Shawarma Shack Business. When Buenavista decided to franchise the business, he had no idea that he needed to invest so much money to develop a system. He also never thought that he would be spending a fortune to endorse his product. But amidst all the objections, he took all the risks, which paid off well.

Shawarma Shack through the years

Launched “The Shawarma Shack” Facebook page

February 2015

First entry in SM Malls: SM North EDSA

February 2016

First store outside Metro Manila: SM Dasmarinas

October 2016

First store in Visayas: Elizabeth Mall Cebu

May 2018

First store in Mindanao: Zamboanga

August 2018

100th store was opened in Ayala Legazpi, a franchise outlet

April 2018

The Millennial Club Award

March 2019

Reached 400 stores

March 2019

April 2018

100th store was opened in Ayala Legazpi, a franchise outlet

August 2018

First store in Mindanao: Zamboanga

February 2015

Launched “The Shawarma Shack” Facebook page

February 2016

First entry in SM Malls: SM North EDSA

March 2019

Reached 400 stores

March 2019

The Millennial Club Award

May 2018

First store in Visayas: Elizabeth Mall Cebu

October 2016

First store outside Metro Manila: SM Dasmarinas

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Daniel Padilla

Kathryn Bernardo

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