Filipino food van wins GBP 350,000 investment in BBC’s My Million Pound Menu

LONDON. Johnson and Campbell served lechon kawali during the preliminary round to a panel of investors who were unfamiliar with Filipino food. Suffice to say, it was a pleasant surprise with one of the investors saying it was one of the best pigs he tasted. (Screenshot from BBC/via Philippine Embassy in London)

LONDON-based Filipino street food operator BBQ Dreamz secured a hefty GBP 350,000 investment after wowing a panel of investors during the first episode in the second season of BBC’s My Million Pound Menu, a reality show that hopes to give emerging food businesses a big boost in the competitive food industry.

“In a business investment, you need more than a good idea,” said bar and restaurant investor Charlie McVeigh, who invested on BBQ Dreamz. “At the very least, you need a good idea, a great team, and in this case, we already got what we already know, is a sensational product. So to put money behind that doesn’t feel like that great a risk.”

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