Apr 21, 2015

Yoshinoya sees beer as key to boosting late-night sales

Restaurant chain operator Yoshinoya Holdings Co. will promote its alcoholic beverages and izakaya pub-style food rather than the gyudon slivers of beef on rice bowls it is best known for, in a bid to boost sales to office workers heading home. By the end ...

Mar 23, 2015

More restaurant chains curtailing 24-hour operations

An increasing number of fast-food and family-style restaurants are dropping late-night operations as customers and staff decline. Yoshinoya Holdings Co. ended overnight operations at 521 of its “gyudon” beef bowl restaurants across the country, amounting to 40 percent of the chain. “The number of ...

Feb 7, 2015

Yoshinoya opens its first 'gyudon' restaurant in Vietnam

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. has opened its first “gyudon” (beef-on-rice) restaurant in Vietnam, at a shopping center in Ho Chi Minh City. Yoshinoya opened the outlet Wednesday on the second floor of Aeon Mall Tan Phu Celadon, which is run by major Japanese retailer Aeon ...

Jan 12, 2014

Yoshinoya eyes China, U.S. growth

Yoshinoya Holdings Co., a major “gyudon” (beef-on-rice dish) chain, plans to double its U.S. restaurants to about 200 and triple its China outlets to 1,200, President Yasutaka Kawamura said. The company aims to hit its China target — which would give the country roughly ...

Oct 12, 2013

Yoshinoya opens outlet at Diet

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. has opened a “gyudon” beef-on-rice dish restaurant on the grounds of the Diet. The outlet, which opened Friday and is located at the back of the main building of the House of Representatives, is open from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. ...

Oct 1, 2013

Yoshinoya to grow rice in Fukushima

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will grow rice and vegetables in Fukushima Prefecture through a joint venture with local farmers. The move is aimed at building a stable supply of agricultural products at lower prices for Yoshinoya’s chain of “gyudon” beef-on-rice restaurants and ...

Yoshinoya slashes beef bowl prices

Apr 19, 2013

Yoshinoya slashes beef bowl prices

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. on Thursday cut prices for its mainstay "gyudon" beef-on-rice bowls to take advantage of eased restrictions on beef imports from the United States.