From a Chic-Boy representative who calls himself or herself "Chickboy Lechon", he or she posted this reply on his or her page:
THE COMPETITOR IS DESPERATE!!!
There are rumors going around Facebook that a caterpillar (or "bulate" as they call it) was found in our Ginisang Kangkong sa Bawang. If you are familiar with Chic-Boys ginisang kangkong sa bawang, our kangkong is cut into bits. HOW COME IN THE PHOTO THEY POSTED, THE CATERPILLAR IS WHOLE?
We are not surprised with this demolition job. We have only been in the market for a year and a half and we have grown to 64 opened stores and 48 under construction. Do you think the competition will just take us sitting down?
We are entrepreneurs who have good business ethics. We will build our name and business by giving our best to our customers and not destroy the name of our competitor for our gain. You be the judge!!!!
I am not surprised at the indignant reply but what shocks me, if I were to understand this correctly is his response asking why is the caterpillar whole? That sends out a bad message to it's patrons and I myself included. It's not even a question of expansion nor is it a question of the perceived competition blasting them to bits. This is a complaint from a dissatisfied customer who wants an affirmative action to be done to rectify the situation instead of firing up the situation. I believe that the issue was never addressed at all. I eat at chickboy almost everyday since we just live 10 minutes away from it and since I oftentimes go vegan, I know how the ginisang kangkong looks like since I order it. I however disagree that it is cut into bits because sometimes it's cut yes, into twos or threes but not into bits as shown in the picture. As far as I'm concerned, chic-boy BF President's Avenue delivers quality service and kudos to Ms. Anabelle and the entire staff. This particular representative should know how to quell the situation instead of swell and ignite disgust and fury among it's patrons or did he or she forget the domino effect. What's more, this should have been settled privately between the complaining customer and the establishment instead of turning it into a facebook war. As far as this defender is concerned, we don't even know the identity much less, if he or she works at chic-boy. For all we know, this is just another fan of the establishment. Case in point, even Mark Zuckerberg has a facebook page. Also, what gets curious is this....he is accusing the complainant, Ms. Bernardo of allying herself with a competitor...I will not assume it's Mang Inasal since that's the obvious choice...it could be anyone...where did he get that idea or information? What is his proof? Now there is a threat to sue Ms. Bernardo for Libel. Well, who started it first? Was it a dissatisfied customer airing her complaint? Or an establishment that immediately branded her as a sympathizer to an unnamed and possibly imaginary competitor?