Read on to find out more about how we started serving steaks since 1984.
It was in the year 1984 when Peter and Anita Clorina started their first restaurant on the corner of Ramirez St. and Don Placido Campos St. in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
The first ever Countryside Steakhouse was just a typical “carinderia.” And it became a hit among students from nearby schools!
Seeing this, the enterprising couple stopped serving beer and the simple “carinderia” was then converted into a fast food restaurant called Countryside Tapsi-Steak House. The new look came with a new menu, whose specialties were T-bone steak and “tapsilog.”
The servings were moderate-sized and the prices ranged from budget to affordable. There was a constant demand to expand operations, so Peter and Anita decided to borrow a modest amount of funds from a livelihood co-operative. They then set up Malihan Branch in 1990, just a few blocks away from their maiden venture to cater to their ever increasing customers, still made up mostly of students.
With a goal to invade the market outside their home turf, Dasmariñas, the entrepreneurs established their fourth branch in Imus, Cavite.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Armed with the faith that the once humble business will still go places, the couple formed Countryside into a corporation with P&N Countryside Steakhouse & Café, Inc. as its corporate name.
At present, every branch is continuously witnessing improvement, not only to make the actual dining setting a delight but to maintain the quality service and good taste that keep people coming back for more.
Several additions have been made to the original menu and there are now P&N Countryside Steakhouse and P&N Countryside Burger House (which is ready to serve 24 hours).
For over 20 years, Countryside has managed to build a reputation of quality and consistency, and this is what has kept them strong in a highly competitive food service industry.
The business also got a new name:
Countryside Steakhouse and Restaurant.
With five children to send to school, husband and wife took another five years before they could open their third branch. This one was located in front of De La Salle Medical Center.
From that day on, in addition to the loyal patrons of students, office workers from several establishments in the area and many other customers from all walks of life came to dine and judge the signature taste for themselves.