For almost 5 decades, Cindy’s Bakery and Restaurant have been consistently true to their word in providing the Filipino people with fresh baked breads and delicacies. Living up to their motto as “The place to be” right from when they first operated in 1972 up to today, where it continues to evolve with modern trends and concepts catering to the new generation.
Now, with the opening of their new concept store in CityWalk, Tarlac City, the bakery and restaurant adapted a new style and flavor for its new customers. The question is: how does it compare to the previous era that the new Cindy’s is trying to surpass?
“The Place to Be” in the 1970’s and 1980’s
The city of Tarlac was also where it first started for the then small bakery, Cindy’s has swiftly grew from serving a small neighborhood to serving pastries and merienda choices to its first branches in Olongapo and Metro Manila.
In whatever generation or place they are catering to, Cindy’s has never failed to capture the hearts and of course the taste buds of its patrons. Garnering most of its nationwide popularity during the 1980’s with their catchy jingle that is still remembered until now, and their wide variety of food choices offering menu items like burgers and fries, but as well as pastries, which made Cindy’s a unique option among its competitors.
“The Place to Be” adapted into a New Pilot Concept Store
Keeping in line with their goal of being a place being better from what their customers remember, Cindy’s have embraced a new concept store with fresh and innovative design and an emphasis on what made them stand out in the first place: the bakery itself.
The new concept store in Tarlac is located in the middle of the busiest part of the city where many offices, schools, and businesses are located. On top of it being very accessible, and affordable, the welcoming ambiance of the bakery and restaurant is sure to attract a new batch of customers to its homely atmosphere.
The restaurant adapted a contemporary design showcasing its inviting atmosphere and delicious smelling-bread and pastries to its customers. A modern take on their classic design, with an emphasis on the bread itself with their new “Oven Fresh” concept.
Apart from the amazing smell from the freshly baked pastries, the customers will be able to see the bread being made themselves. A glass-covered counter showcasing the bakers molding, kneading and actually baking the bread is available to the customers, appetizing both their visual and olfactory senses.
Catering to a New Audience
With the store adapting for a new generation of customers, Cindy’s Bakeshop & Restaurant also integrated a new flavor for its new and returning customers.
What once was a simple bakeshop for a small neighborhood had expanded into a full service eatery, introducing menu options such as Palabok, Chicken Barbecue, Roast Beef and many more, offered in an affordable and budget-friendly way.
Embracing the home-style of its dishes complimented by their delicious pastries, and continuous growth together with their customers, Cindy’s have truly come a long way from a quaint bakeshop. It has rightfully earned the reputation that it has among its Filipino patrons.
To answer the aforementioned question of whether Cindy’s have surpassed its previous era, it is very much apparent that Cindy’s is doing something right with their relentless pursuit of bringing deliciousness in every Filipino household for decades and continuously attracting customers and urging them to come back, consistently being a place better than what they remember.
To this day, Cindy’s have a total of 78 branches including 20 Oven Fresh Counters and 9 Quick Service Restaurants, across 12 provinces and major cities in the Luzon region.