24-hour 'gyudon' restaurant arrives at Narita airport

Jul 15, 2016

24-hour 'gyudon' restaurant arrives at Narita airport

A gyūdon (shaved beef on rice) outlet launching at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, will be the first restaurant at the facility to remain open around the clock, responding to requests from users of the airport who stay overnight. It is very rare ...

Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Mar 31, 2016

Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Wednesday that it will resume selling butadon (pork-on-rice dishes) from April 6 more than four years after the dishes were removed from its menu. Yoshinoya, which runs gyudon (beef-on-rice bowl) restaurants, is expanding its menu in a bid to halt ...

Yoshinoya aims to beef up 'udon' noodle restaurant business

Dec 30, 2015

Yoshinoya aims to beef up 'udon' noodle restaurant business

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. President Yasutaka Kawamura has highlighted the group’s intention to enhance the operations of its udon noodle restaurant subsidiary Hanamaru Inc. In an interview, he said if Hanamaru achieves about half the sales of gyudon (shredded beef on rice) restaurant operator Yoshinoya ...

Yoshinoya says study proves 'gyudon' is healthy

Dec 10, 2015

Yoshinoya says study proves 'gyudon' is healthy

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Affordable and ubiquitous, gyudon beef-on-rice bowls are a go-to dish for many broke college students and busy businessmen. Those who hesitate are those who think the brown slivers of beef look unhealthy. Gyudon chain giant Yoshinoya Holdings Co. is trying to allay concerns about ...

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 ...