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Back in 2001, Island Pacific opened its very first store in Panorama City, CA to serve the rapidly growing Filipino community. Now, 15 years later, the supermarket chain has impressively expanded to a total of 22 supermarkets with 18 Philhouse branches (Filipino Fastfood/Hot Deli) in various parts of California, Nevada and Washington State and still has expansion plans for the coming years.
Island Pacific’s exponential growth is fueled by Founder and CEO, Nino Jefferson Lim’s passion to serve the Filipino people and made possible by the employees’ hard work and dedication. Driven to cater to the various underserved Filipino communities in the United States, the Island Pacific team has opened a total of 8 new branches in 2016 – Fresno (March), Rancho Cucamonga (April), Cerritos (April), Las Vegas (May) Long Beach (August), Hayward (September), Santa Clarita (December) and another location in Las Vegas (December). And alongside Island Pacific’s inspiring progress is the equally rapid growth of its in-house Hot Deli/Fastfood restaurant – Philhouse. Philhouse offers Filipino dishes inspired by traditional home-cooking that are prepared fresh daily. . Philhouse Grill offers an assortment of grilled and roasted meat and a variety of seafood favorites. It now has 18 locations in California, Nevada and Washington State.