Tropical Hut goes from zero to sold out after trending on Twitter

MANILA, Philippines — Local vintage fast food chain Tropical Hut became an overnight sensation recently after social media users posted their memories of the restaurant chain.

Stock analyst JP Tanyag, who announced for the first time that he was the only customer of Tropical Hut Escolta, shared on his Twitter account that the fast food chain is now looking for more crew members. as she received an influx of customers after trending on Twitter.

“Tropical Hut is now hiring people for deployment ASAP,” JP wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, mobile e-commerce app Grab has confirmed it was receiving a lot of orders for the fast food chain after it went viral.

“Huma-hataw ang Tropical Hut! Thanks for all your orders, laban nostalgia! A little patience lang, your runners will make sure all your classic favorites make it to you,” Grab wrote on Facebook.

Grab used photos from social media strategist Tammy David who posted a series of videos and photos on her Twitter account showing Grab riders queuing at the fast food chain.

According to her, the restaurant’s Makati branch even had to politely decline on-site diners to make way for the deluge of orders via Grab.

Tropical Hut opened its doors to the public in 1965. After going viral, it tweeted its gratitude to its loyal customers all those years ago.

“Maraming salamat, in love with Tropical Hut (heart emoji) for the heartwarming words of appreciation!” the restaurant said on Twitter.

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