A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
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A new Belgian Fries franchise was recently launched. It is named Friitz (with double i, pronounce as
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Submitted by mich on Monday, 27 July 20094 Comments - 27,142 views

shakeys-11Although Shakey’s, a Philippine fast-food chain, is known for it’s pizza’s, they also claim to serve what they call “100% real Belgian Fries”. Mmmm … I checked their website but found not a lot of info, in fact nothing on fries at all …



But recently I received a publicity folder from them promoting “100% Belgian Fries”.  But “Garlic Parmesan Fries”??  Not very Belgian at all IMHO.


A Belgian friend of mine, who lives in the Philippines since a year or two, assured me they tasted quite nice. He however could not tell me if they where freshly made or not.

Anyway, because the shop/chain is not focusing on Belgian Fries but sell them as a side order, I can and will not catalogue them as a real Belgian Fries shop.


  • jerick says:

    Are there any new Belgian frites place in the Philippines? Well, I’m missing my Chez Antoine fill that I used to get from Place Jourdan in Bruxelles.

    And yes, of course – a Belgian beer would go good along with it.

  • liz says:

    hello …
    im going to philippines with my bf and im thinking if i can visit your shop in the philippines.. may i know where is the location of your shop? do you have any idea if any close by hotel down at your place? looking forward to hear from you soon. thanks alot and goodluck on your business.. liz

  • john whyte says:

    Dear Rudy.

    Where are you in the Philippines??? I live in Bacolod Negros Occ.
    It’s been a long time since I tasted the food you mentioned.
    Let me know please….John

  • Rudy de Wit says:

    I am from Antwerp and live in the Philippines or over 20 years. Since 1995 we operate “Grand Cafe Juri’s” a Belgian / Dutch brown cafe and restaurant and offer our patrons amongst others, bitterballen, frikandel, stoovlees and real juicy steaks.
    We know or experience that it is difficult to copy the taste of the Belgian fries exactly and have gone to the extreme of importing ox-fat (ossewit) ourseles.
    Shakey’s ries come close but we suspect that the type o potatoes available in the Philippines prevent them and us from achieving the perfect end product.

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