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A closed McDonald's in Tokyo on Friday after a tech issue forced outlets of the burger chain to shut around the world.
BUSINESS
Mar 16, 2024
Big Mac goes Big Tech — with a few hiccups
McDonald's reliance on tech backfired on Friday when an outage forced it to shut stores around the world.
A closed McDonald's in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, amid an outage that affected stores in Japan and abroad on Friday. The chain resumed operations on Saturday at almost all of its outlets in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2024
McDonald’s Japan resumes operations after outage
The recovery comes after McDonald’s was hit by a system outage that appears to have started in the Asia-Pacific region Friday.
People stand in front of a temporarily closed McDonald's in Tokyo's Shimbashi district on Friday as the chain experienced widespread tech issues.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2024
McDonald's suffers widespread tech outage in Japan and abroad
Many McDonald's stores in Japan stopped taking in-person and mobile customer orders because of the system disruption.
McDonald's Japan will start charging ¥5 for plastic bags of all sizes at some stores, starting in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
McDonald's Japan announces trial ¥5 plastic bag charge to curb usage
The firm will eye expanding the fee nationwide following a trial at 23 of its stores in Nagasaki Prefecture starting in April.
Katsuaki Kiyokawa, president of Potama Co., holds a pork and fried egg rice ball outside one of his stores in Fukuoka.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 5, 2024
The Okinawan Spam soul food sandwich that's on a roll
The story of Potama's success starts with a love story between a man from Osaka and an Okinawan woman who knew how to cook.
A woman sits on a swing attached to a giant McDonald's sign outside its themed exhibition in Beijing on Monday.
BUSINESS
Dec 4, 2023
McDonald’s raises China bet amid Western derisking trend
The move contrasts sharply with the prevailing trend of multinational corporations reeling back investments in China or even exiting altogether.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 7, 2023
Why you may never see a permanent In-N-Out in Japan
Did you miss out on June’s In-N-Out Ebisu pop-up? Well, either get ready to wait until 2026 or book a flight to California.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 19, 2023
McDonald's Japan hikes prices at inner city branches as costs bite
The price increases at 184 city center branches, equivalent to about 6% of its 3,000 stores, will start on July 19.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 7, 2023
In-N-Out opens one-day-only pop-up in Ebisu
Today only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., In-N-Out returns to Tokyo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 2, 2023
Lucky Pierrot’s anti-McDonald's approach makes it a Hakodate treasure
With an eclectic menu, eccentric decor and 35 years under its belt, Lucky Pierrot is a fixture of southern Hokkaido comfort food.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 16, 2023
Hamburger chain Lotteria to be sold to Zensho
The Lotteria brand will be maintained for a certain period even after the share transfer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 6, 2023
McDonald's Japan hikes prices for third time in 10 months
The company cited currency fluctuations as well as surging costs for materials, labor, transportation and energy as the reasons for the move.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 26, 2022
McDonald's hikes prices in Japan on higher input costs and weaker yen
It marks the company's second set of price increases this year as Japan grapples with inflationary pressures and a slide in the yen.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 11, 2022
Meat ads go on the chopping block in the Netherlands
A thick, juicy burger, a prime cut of marbled steak — both off the menu when it comes to advertising in one Dutch city outside Amsterdam.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 19, 2022
Shoppers are facing shortages of beer to popcorn this summer
A wide array of factors — from adverse weather and the pandemic to geopolitical tensions and rebounding demand — are stretching supply chains to the limit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2021
Japanese-style pubs report losses but sales at fast-food chains soar
A drop in the number of people dining out amid the coronavirus pandemic hit izakaya pub operators hard, while takeout demand boosted fast-food chains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2020
Japanese restaurant makes its U.S. election projection with the Biden Burger
A burger restaurant near Tokyo added the "Biden Burger" to its menu on Friday in anticipation of Democratic challenger Joe Biden winning the U.S. presidential race, even though it still remains too close to call.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2020
McDonald's Japan posts 2% rise in first-half sales on brisk demand for takeout
McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) said first-half sales rose 2.0 percent from a year earlier to ¥139.24 billion ($1.3 billion) as demand for takeaway and delivery services rose amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2020
McDonald’s to sell chunk of Japan business and speed closures in U.S.
McDonald's said it will cut its ownership in McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan to at least 35 percent from 49 percent.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
May 23, 2020
McDonald’s ramune McShake: Summery, sweet and nostalgic
McDonald's Japan's ramune-flavored McShake is a creamy take on the candy version of the citrusy soda.

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