Yeng Constantino just launched her new restaurant The Ostrich Farm recently. Aside from burgers made out of ostrich patties, the new resto also serves salads, fresh juices, and a whole lot more. Yeng enthusiastically shared with the media during the launch how they came up with the idea of building this unique restaurant.
“Nangyari ‘to after our wedding, ito na ‘yung bagong pinapasok naming dalawa ngayon bilang mag- asawa. Ang business partners namin dito ang family nila may ostrich farm sa Cotabato lang, South Cotabato so ayon naisip nila ang concept na ganito na gumawa ng restaurant. Tapos wala namang… parang ito ‘yung first ever na makarinig ng ostrich na ganito na nagbebenta, ng ganito so ayun. Business partners ko na sila for Garage 88 (Yeng’s first restaurant) so don nag-start. Tapos nag-uusap na kami. Sabi ko sa kanya meron kaming interest ni Yan (Asuncion, her husband) na to go into business even noon engaged pa kami tapos sinabi niya meron pa kaming isa kung gusto mag-partners. Tapos ‘yung in-open nila ‘yung opportunity nag- jump in na kami,” she relayed.
Yeng further relayed that their business partners were actually the ones who sponsored their wedding cocktails and they received great feedback. “Pero before non nag-sponsor muna sila sa cocktails and drinks for our wedding at ang ganda ng feedback ng lahat ng tao sabi tapos sobrang sarap ng burger don sa cocktail pa lang.”
The Pop Rock Princess said that she did not have any hesitations when they were initially planning the business. “Wala naman kasi pareho kasi kam ni Yan, kami sobrang adventurous kami, kung may bago, parang tara sabayan natin ‘yung ganon. Kasi siya ‘yung klaseng person na parang if challenging siya it’s not something na magpapa-back out sa amin kasi we know na magbubunga ‘to in the future, na hindi lang for us, pati na ‘yung sa vision namin for the family.”
Yeng believes that this just the start of their entrepreneurial adventures since she wants to create more businesses in the future. “Feeling namin ni Yan starting point pa lang ‘to eh kasi magga-gather pa kami ng wisdom, knowledge about this. Passionate din ako about pagkukulay ng buhok, fashion, mga nail polish, gusto ko siya wala pa akong connection tungkol don pero may natutunan na ako tungkol don and maa-apply ko ‘yun pag nandon na ako.”