US, Japan, Korean, and even Australian franchises are in the works!

You all probably know about Morganfield’s from Malaysia and Peperoni Pizzeria from Singapore by now. But there are more reasons to be excited about Uptown Mall in BGC, because there are still 11 international franchises set to open in the coming months.

From Denny’s of California to Roll’d of Australia, we see no signs of any slowdown from these international giants coming in.

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Denny’s (NOW OPEN)

A family diner and fast food giant, Denny’s started out as a doughnut stand in California and has become widely known for their grand slam breakfast plates. It’s finally opening its first branch at the Uptown Parade, BGC on October 7. Read our full feature here. 

Denny's Diner
Strawberry Pancake | Photo from @dennysdiner

Hook by Todd English (NOW OPEN)

Another spin-off from Todd English’s raw bar, Hook will be serving borderless seafood cuisine with a twist. 

Hook by Todd English
Fresh Oysters | Photo from @toddenglishfoodhallmnl
Hook by Todd English
Crispy Rice Tuna Poke | Photo from @toddenglishfoodhallmnl

Kushikatsu Daruma (NOW OPEN)

Kushikatsu Daruma is a dining destination in Osaka, Japan. It offers everything katsu on sticks–tonkatsu, squid tentacles, cheese and even tomatoes – all fried to a perfect crisp! Thanks to Tasteless Group, Manila will be able to experience this kushikatsu craze in Japan.

Kushikatsu Daruma
Photo from @euuuunhye_921

Moe’s Southwest Grill (NOW OPEN)

From meat lovers to vegetarians, Moe’s got you covered with their awesome burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos and salsa! They’re famous for their Tex-Mex specialties and you’ll soon find out what the rave is all about once they open their doors for us.

Moe's Southwest Grill
Photo from
Moe's Southwest Grill
Photo from @dine365

Namoo (NOW OPEN)

Namoo, (known as Maple Tree House in Korea), is a famous Korean BBQ restaurant in Seoul,  known for their premium quality meat. Watch out for them and drool over their New Zealand Lamb Chops, Boneless Short Ribs and Ribeye Steaks.

Namoo Maple Tree House
Photo from @anthonymummumm

Paul Bassett

Paul Bassett, world champion barista from Australia, is bringing his craft and specialty coffee (Paul Bassett Espresso) to Manila through Salvatore Cuomo. We hope they also bring in their signature egg tarts and soft serve ice cream.

Paul Bassett
Photo from @okdinolip
Paul Bassett
Photo from @hyunjoung2

Pizza Studio

A Los Angeles-based pizza parlor franchise, Pizza Studio lets you create your own masterpiece by choosing from their different kinds of crust, sauces, cheese and toppings. 

Pizza Studio
Photo from @patrickhardy
Pizza Studio
Photo from @ocdining


Roll’d is a Vietnamese chain from Australia brought to us by the Cravings Group. We can expect a lot of tasty and healthy Cuon, Pho and Banh Mi here for our Vietnamese cuisine cravings.

Photo from @rolld_australia
Photo from @meghanelysem
Photo from @westfieldparramatta

Salvatore Cuomo (NOW OPEN)

With a Neopolitan father and a Japanese mother, it’s no mystery why Salvatore Cuomo has decided to establish a pizza place in Tokyo. They say the pizza here is perfection and can be described as ‘molto oishi’ which means very delicious, and that is exactly the type of food that we’re putting on our bucket list.

Salvatore Cuomo
Photo from @salvatore_cuomo11
Salvatore Cuomo
Photo from @salvatore_cuomo11

Shaburi (NOW OPEN)

Shaburi, from Indonesia, is an eat-all-you-can Japanese shabu-shabu! Enjoy unlimited wagyu beef, other meat and various hot pot toppings with different kinds of soup: Original Konbu, Hot Miso, Chicken Collagen Paitan, Sukiyaki, and Soy Milk Miso Soup.

Photo from @vellyanastacia
Photo from @cnlulaby

Texas Roadhouse (NOW OPEN)

A legendary American steak house, Texas Roadhouse is famous and desired for their hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bones ribs, made-from-scratch sides and freshly-baked bread. 

Texas Roadhouse
Photo from @mcderpymatt
Texas Roadhouse
Photo from @christineleng

Are you as excited as we are? Keep yourself posted with the latest restaurant openings by following our Instagram @bookyapp and checking out daily features on our blog, The Booky Report!

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