As with many things in life, great things are born from certain passion. Such is the case when Gerry Apolinario thought of putting up Gerry's Grill.
Gerry had a particular fondness for good food; a passion he shared with his family and friends, and from an earnest penchant for drink and grilled food. He yearned for a venue where both may be enjoyed amidst an atmosphere that was fun, fresh and wholesome.
Thus, after rounding up friends and relatives for a particular business venture, Gerry's Grill was born on February 14, 1997. Its slogan then was, "You'd rather be at Gerry's". Located along Tomas Morato corner Eugenio Lopez Avenue in Quezon City, Gerry's Grill boasted of a menu packed with scrumptious food ranging from grilled seafood and Filipino favorites to exotic cuisine and tastefully prepared beer mates and pica-pica. Along with favorite beverages from non - alcoholic drinks to brews and mixed preparations, the food was enjoyed immensely by the Quezon City residents.
Now, six years from its conception, Gerry's Grill has tapped into yet another segment of its wide market. Last June 29, 2002, the fifth and most exciting outlet was opened right in the heart of the booming SBMA, SUBIC. It is situated right in front of the beach and it's so relaxing, one can just watch the beautiful sunset while enjoying a favorite cool drink right in the sandy beach. Gerry's Grill Subic also comes as a package, aside from dinner, private parties, functions & seminar facilities, it also has Networx Jetsports as a partner. Now, families can enjoy jetski facilities and other aqua sports all year round.
From a simple appetite to a fervent passion, Gerry Apolinario, his partners, and the entire Gerry's Group of Restaurants have gone a very long way in their five years of business. Today, the Gerry's Grill slogan maintains the battle-cry, "You'd still rather be at Gerry's." Soon enough, Gerry's Grill will truly be a household name among Filipinos here and abroad.
The combination was more than perfect for the typical barkada get together. So much so that patronage went beyond everyone's expectations. The place was so inviting and so unintimidating it began to attract the dining and family crowd. Gourmets and gourmands came in families, others in groups of friends and colleagues, so by the couple; and whether male or female, some even went solo for a relaxing time at the bar.