A local pizza brand in Cebu is now making waves. Dhodz Pizza is now a favorite among residents in Dalaguete and other towns in southern Cebu. The owner, Benigno Niones, said that their pizza products have attracted many customers because of the quality when compared to other local pizza brands. Niones explained that he was once an employee but he has now become an entrepreneur creating jobs for others. He had worked for a popular pizza company in Davao de Oro for 11 years until he decided to open his own pizza business.
A local pizza brand in Cebu offers value-for-money products
Niones decided to strike out on his own and put up his own pizza outlet in Davao de Oro in 2019. Then he decided to open Dhodz Pizza in Dalaguete, Cebu. While many businesses were affected when the pandemic occurred, Dhodz Pizza was doing well.
“I was an employee for 11 years working for a popular pizza business. I started working as a marketing, strategy, manager, and as a right-hand sa owner. Somebody encouraged me to open my own pizza business,” according to Niones in a press release.
With the lockdown implemented in 2020, Dhodz’s delicious but affordable pizza products have gained a following even during the pandemic.
“Wala namo gitipid ang materials. Sulit kaayo sa presyo (We did not stinge on the toppings. It’s value for money),” Niones stressed.
On top of this, one’s order is freshly made. A customer can also have a choice of 17 different flavors, from the classic cheese flavor to the Dhodz Special, an overload version. The Hawaiian Load is available for those who love the Hawaiian variety, and the Meaty Flavor is for those who prefer to have lots of meat on their pizza.
Dhodz Pizza products come in two sizes: the 10-inch Medium size and the 12-inch Family size. One can also choose between quick-melt cheese or mozzarella cheese (for a little bit higher price). Aside from those already mentioned, the other flavors include the following:
|– Chocolicious Pizza
– Cheesy Hotdog
– Cheese & Ham
– Bacon Delight
– American, Veggie
– Tuna Flakes
|– Pineapple Cheese
– Pineapple Cookies
– New Supreme
– Cheese & Burger
– Beef Pizza
– Meaty Twin
Aside from having value-for-money pizza, Dhodz also delivers its products for free within their service areas.
Spreading the pizza love in Cebu: from Dalaguete and beyond
Dhodz Pizza has become a favorite among local residents in Dalaguete and even passersby. Among those who tasted the pizza is Farvic Dayao, who had been considering going into business himself.
Dayao approached Niones to convince him to allow him to franchise the pizza brand so he could open an outlet in San Fernando. According to Dayao, he has no regrets about operating a Dhodz Pizza franchise. Although there is an existing local pizzeria in their town, San Fernando residents took a quick liking to their pizza products, he adds.
Dayao also noted that in their own way they helped create jobs in the community at a time when many have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
Another investor, Joseph Besin, had also put up a Dhodz Pizza outlet in Toledo City. Besin said that opening the outlet in Toledo City also helped in providing employment. He also expressed satisfaction over owning the franchise in Toledo. He noted that despite the pandemic, their outlet is doing okay.
The other franchise branches are in Argao, Compostela, Alcoy, Oslob, Tabogon, Naga, Barangay Tisa (Cebu City), Talisay, Bogo, Tuburan, Dumanjug, Moalboal, Santander, Canduman (Mandaue), Danao City, Balamban, Pinamungahan, Cordova, and Liloan.
The Dhodz Pizza main outlet in Dalaguete, where the commissar is located, has 27 employees, Niones revealed. Other outlets generated seven to eight employees. Company-owned outlets are also located in Oslob, Alcoy, Argao, Toledo, Barili, Bogo, and Ginatilan.
Dhodz Pizza now has 29 outlets.
To have a taste of what a local pizza brand in Cebu can offer, and for an affordable and tasty meal, visit any Dhodz Pizza branch nearest you. Follow Dhodz Pizza (Main branch) on Facebook for more details on dine-in, take-out, or delivery options.