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International Quality Foods is a Filipino food company headquartered in Quezon City. It operates throughout most of Asia and Oceania.

History

In 1967, German-American George Klinkowström started up International Quality Foods. Later in the same year, Ferdinand Marcos permitted George and his American, Australian, and Filipino business partners to import meat, seafood, and poultry products from the United States, as a result George began to market International Quality Meat - a brand which included chicken nuggets, hamburgers, chicken fillets, seafood and more. In 1972, George and IQF opened up Wimpy in the Philippines. Later on, George teamed up with Tom Carvel to bring Carvel Ice Cream to the Philippines.

In 2013, IQF switched licensing of their A&W Root Beer restaurant franchise from A&W Restaurants to A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc., however an agreement made with A&W Restaurants allows IQF to continue serving some of the U.S. A&W's menu items despite now being the Canadian A&W's master franchisee for Asia.

Products

IQF's main lines of business are operating food and beverage outlets, and manufacturing of food products. The company franchises the following brands: Sminster, Wimpy, Sonic, Denny's, Pollo Campero, Papa Gino's, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, Carvel Ice Cream, Fuddruckers, Saizeriya, Del Taco, Bakers Square, Bojangles', Rubio's Coastal Grill, Happy Joe's, Nathan's Famous, Arthur Treacher's, Beard Papa's, Wienerschnitzel, Tastee-Freez, A&W, Long John Silver's, Chicken Licken, Nando's, Sizzler, Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, The Habit Burger Grill, Shake Shack, Mary Brown's, Brioche Dorée, Rax Roast Beef, and Weathervane Restaurant.

In the food manufacturing and processing sector, it has licensed brands such as: Sunkist Growers, Masas USA, Jelly Belly, Oscar Mayer, Glico, Screamin' Sicilian, Blue Bunny, Mayer Bros. Fine Beverages, Budget Savers, Fresh Express, Dr Pepper, A&W Root Beer, Cactus Cooler, Sun Drop, Annie's Homegrown, Tyson Foods, Chubby Soda, Panilla, Bednarek, Bob's Red Mill, and Polar Beverages. It has famous homegrown brands such as: International Quality Meat, International Quality Chicken, International Quality Seafood, International Quality Potato, International Quality Fruits, Quezon Farms, VeggieGang, Andrew's, Sauces of the Philippines, Super Magik Water, and BananaNana.

The Sauces of the Philippines brand offers ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, tartar sauce, splash sauce, and banana ketchup.

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Divisions

Famous Brands Philippines

Famous Brands Philippines is a 50/50 joint venture with South African restaurant group Famous Brands. It operates all other Famous Brands restaurants aside from Wimpy in the Philippines.

International Quality Foods Africa





See also

List of assets owned/licensed by International Quality Foods

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