MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Mang Inasal, the popular food chain that serves Filipino cuisine, including grilled chicken, pork and milkfish usually served with unlimited (UNLI) number of rice servings free of charge, is going bankrupt!
The restaurant chain which was acquired by Jollibee Foods Corporation for Three Billion pesos in 2010, is shutting down all its stores and franchises nationwide, thanks to Senator Cynthia Villar.
Villar recently proposed to ban the serving of UNLI rice at restaurants in the country as a way to attain rice self-sufficiency. She also proposed that Filipinos shift to brown, instead of white rice.
Being the socially-conscious and politically-correct company that it is, Mang Inasal started to serve unlimited kangkong (local spinach) in place of UNLI rice.
Alas, its customers dwindled and its sales dropped significantly, forcing the company to file for bankruptcy and to shut its doors for good.
Sometimes, our lawmakers think of the most stupid ideas to the detriment of our citizens and businesses.