Actor and TV presenter Ding Dong Dantes has had many roles in his life, both in film and on television. On the other hand, in reality, he also shares some responsibilities as his father, husband, and businessman.
Last year, Dingdong established an all-Filipino delivery service solution provider called Dingdong. He owns the independent film company Agostos Dos Productions, and he of Aswang Chronicles produced Tiktik and Kubot.
One of the business ventures Dingdong wants to enter is the food industry. As many of his fans know, the Capso actor loves food, and it helps that his wife, actress Marian Rivera, is a master in the kitchen.
Dingdong has an interest in the food industry, but does not yet have the experience to run the business he wants. So it’s good for him that he’s working closely with the head of his dining brand, MESA, which is a Filipino-born casual.
MESA is a popular Filipino restaurant under FooDee Global Concepts, one of Manila’s leading multi-brand food and beverage groups, operated by the father-son duo of Ricky and Eric Thomas Dee.
As MESA’s brand ambassador, Dingdong represents a healthy image for the brand that welcomes families with hearty meals. Meanwhile, Dingdong is learning trade secrets about the food industry. This could help him when he starts his venture.
As in any business, the veteran actor understood how important it is to have determination in any industry. As an actor, he knows the relevance of focusing on a role to give his best performance. He likens this experience to running a business and is interested in pursuing a career in any industry. Everyone says brand growth should be a priority.
So when will Dingdong start his food business? The answer lies in MESA’s 88th National Chapter. Dingdong’s loyalty to his MESA and his friendly relationship with Dees secured him a place at the table. Dingdong shares that the branch number he chose doesn’t have much symbolism. Just give him enough time to prepare for the new opportunity.
On October 25, Dingdong renewed its relationship with MESA as a brand ambassador, promoting the brand’s goal of opening 100 stores nationwide by 2024.
“Continuing our relationship with our brand ambassador Ding Dong Dantes makes our goal of opening more MESA branches across the country and even abroad stronger. It embodies the character of a shared, healthy, modern Filipino family,” said Eric Thomas Dee, COO of FoodDee Global Concepts.
MESA has installed a giant billboard above its headquarters at One Corporate Central in Mandaluyong City as the brand launches its ‘Road to 100’ campaign.
MESA currently has 70 stores nationwide. Known for serving Filipino classics with a modern twist, such as pomelo salad, crisp lechon, and lein 2 way. The restaurant plans to reach his 100 stores in malls and stand-alone locations in commercial areas and hotels nationwide and around the world.
To use his influence to advance MESA’s objectives, Dingdong learns a lot about the food industry and prepares to take responsibility.