FamilyMart Co. and Fujio Food System Co. said Thursday they will jointly launch outlets with convenience store and restaurant facilities.
The first will be opened in Tokyo this summer. FamilyMart and the restaurant chain plan to set up some 500 outlets in Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture in five years.
The first store will serve “washoku” (traditional Japanese dishes) cooked in an on-site kitchen. It will have a dining area with 20 to 30 seats where customers can eat both the restaurant dishes and “bento” (boxed meals) and other foods sold at the store, the two companies said.