Closure of Tsukiji marks the end of an era for Yoshinoya

National Oct 6, 2018

Closure of Tsukiji marks the end of an era for Yoshinoya

The Yoshinoya outlet at the origin of the nationwide gyūdon (beef on rice) chain — located inside Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale food market — closed its doors for the last time Saturday, ending its 59-year-old history due to the relocation of the famed market. Many customers ...

Yoshinoya says study proves 'gyudon' is healthy

National Dec 10, 2015

Yoshinoya says study proves 'gyudon' is healthy

by Tomohiro Osaki

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 the ...

Business / Corporate 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 the ...

Business / Corporate 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 contributing ...