MANILA – Filipinos in Central Orange County braved the Southeren California traffic to line up for the grand opening of the Seafood City.
Seafood City is the largest Filipino/Asain retailer in the US and has recently opened their 22nd store in the US.
“Orange County is a very diverse county, we’re welcoming everyone. If you see how we construct the store, yung feel mo it’s for everybody – it’s almost a mainstream design and layout,” said Tito Villegas, Seafood City’s operations manager as quoted in an ABS-CBN news report.
The supermarket offers a mix of Asian and Filipino products including fresh seafood and meat and wide selection of fresh produce, bakery, health and beauty, among others.
It was established over 20 years ago and has opened its first store in Southern California.
“Usually we go to Cerritos and Carson, and now we are close here,” said Rodel Ramos, in the same report.
It also has opened stores in Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas Nevada and Seattle, Washington.
“Going to UC Irvine, there’s a lot of Filipino students but there’s no Filipino food around the area. All of us just miss mom and dad’s cooking back home,” Robert Andrade also said in the same report.