Chinese Restaurant in QC has been Using the Shangri-la Name and Logo for 30 YearsJuly 23, 2018
- Mikka WeeWords
Upon seeing the logo, you might be misled into thinking that this massive 1,200-seater Chinese restaurant in Quezon City is one of the fancy progenies of the international mother Shangri-La brand. Is it? You tell us.
Its official website says that the restaurant has been open since 1981 and it got its name from a book called Lost Horizon where “Shangri-La” is a “utopian sanctuary where one finds inner peace, love, fulfillment and longevity.” What’s interesting is that they defensively placed that specific paragraph about the origin of their name right on the first line of their about page. However, people find names in all places and having similar ones is perfectly normal. What’s not-so-normal is that they got both the logo and the name almost exactly the same as the international hotel chain’s. Coincidence?
We’ve never been to this place so we can’t speak for the quality of food or service. However, if they’ve been around for 30 years, they must be doing something right. Or they could have just been deceiving less-discerning customers into thinking that they’re dining in a 5-star hotel.