Tropical Hut goes from zero to sold out after trending on Twitter
MANILA, Philippines — Vintage home-grown fast food chain Tropical Hut became an overnight sensation recently after social media users posted their memories in the restaurant chain.
Stock analyst JP Tanyag, who first posted that he's the only customer in Tropical Hut Escolta, shared on his Twitter account that the fast food chain is now looking for more crew members as it has been getting an influx of customers after trending on Twitter.
"Tropical Hut is now hiring people for deployment ASAP," JP wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, e-commerce mobile app Grab confirmed that they are getting lots of orders for the fast food chain after it went viral.
Tropical Hut is now hiring people for deployment ASAP ? pic.twitter.com/seNF1RHVh6— JP ? (@dumidyeypee) June 19, 2022
"Huma-hataw ang Tropical Hut! Thanks for all your orders, laban nostalgia! A bit of patience lang, your riders will ensure that all your classic faves will get to you," Grab wrote on Facebook.
Grab used the photos of social media strategist Tammy David who posted on her Twitter account a series of videos and photos showing Grab riders lining up in the fast food chain.
According to her, the restaurant's Makati branch even had to politely turn down dine-in diners to make way for the deluge of orders via Grab.
Tropical Hut opened to the public in 1965. After going viral, it tweeted its gratitude to its loyal customers all these years.
“Maraming salamat, Tropical Hut lovers (heart emoji) for the heartwarming words of appreciation!” the restaurant said on Twitter.