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Food Service

3, 22. 2006
Food service industry organization
Family Restaurant
Skylark
Top-ranked family restaurant chain operator, and food conglomerate with subsidiaries and restaurants. Operating western food, Chinese food and Japanese food restaurants. All of them are known for serving low-price foods.
http://www.skylark.co.jp/corporate/profile-e.html
Royal Holdings
Holding company operating leading suburban restaurant chain, originated in Kyushu area. Expanded business into Kansai and Kanto areas in parallel with expansion of franchise chain. Manufactures and serves own bread, ice cream, Western cakes and seasonings.
http://www.royal-holdings.co.jp/co_e/index.html
Denny’s Japan
Seven-Eleven Japan, Ito-Yokado, and Denny’s Japan transferred shares to establish a holding company of the three companies: Seven & Holding, on September 1, 2005.
http://www.dennys.co.jp/dj/english/english_index.html
Seiyo Food Systems
Member of the “Compass Group”, the world’s largest food service organization. Centered on “contract business” to provide on-site food service operations at clients sites as well as in healthcare facilities.
http://www.seiyofood.co.jp/corporation_english/index.html
Saizeriya
Italian restaurant chain operator. Operates direct-run and roadside outlets. Noted for low price menu. A new factory in Australia is in operation. Adding on new restaurants at high pace, targeting 1,000 store openings over the long term.
http://www.saizeriya.co.jp/ir_info/en/index.html
Fast Food
McDonald’s Holdings Company (Japan)
Top-ranked fast food chain in Japan. Pure holding company. Seeks to develop new businesses and realize the efficient allocation of management resources, with the aim of strengthening the core business and its strong brand.
http://www.mcd-holdings.co.jp/english/
Yoshinoya D&C
Pioneer in “Gyudon” (bowl of rice topped with seasoned beef) restaurant chain. Re-listed in TSE 1st Section for the first time in 20 years since the bankruptcy in 1980. Member of Saison group. Damaged by BSE problems.
http://www.yoshinoya-dc.com/en/
Mos Food Services
Hamburger chain operator, started out as the store selling “teriyaki” hamburgers. Features burgers cooked with carefully selected food materials. Entering “ramen” (Chinese noodle) and “gyudon” lines through subsidiaries.
http://www.mos.co.jp/english/
Matsuya Food
Fast-growing restaurant chain operator dealing in “Gyudon” in Kansai and Tokyo areas. Imports beef, rice and other food materials from US. Aggressive in expanding FC network. Eager for business diversification.
http://www.matsuyafoods.co.jp/company/index_e.html
Rex Holdings
Holding company operating yakiniku (broiled meat) restaurant chain “Gyukakuya,” mainly in Tokyo metropolitan area. Forming business alliance with Venture Link Corp. and Itochu Corp. Active in opening FC stores.
http://www.rex-holdings.co.jp/english/ir/
“Izakaya” pub-eatery
Watami
“Izakaya” pub-eatery chain operator of “Watami” combining category of carefree pub and family restaurant. Operates direct-run outlets concentrated in Tokyo area. Launching new outlets from the station-front to suburban area types.
http://www.watami.co.jp/ir/english/
Coffee
Doutor Coffee
Nation-wide coffee shop chain operator of Doutor, with Kanto area as main market. Active in opening “Excelsior” cafes of high per-customer prices. Eager to build up new shop development capabilities. Controlled by Toriba family.
http://www.doutor.co.jp/english/
Starbucks Coffee Japan
Japanese corporation of world’s largest coffee shop chain based in Seattle (US). Operating direct-run shop chain in nation-wide urban markets. Creator of espresso boom in Japan and maintaining overwhelming market share.
http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/
Food Catering
Shidax
Pure holding company born out of the business alliance between meal-caterer Shidax Food Service and restaurant/karaoke shop-operator Shidax Community. Karaoke operation is top-ranked in room share.
http://www.shidax.co.jpenglish/
Green House
Major food caterer for business offices. Putting emphasis on expansion of meal service to hospitals. Strengthening restaurant and hotel management business. Aggressive in M&A activities.
http://www.greenhouse.co.jp/2000/coprofile/co_top_e.html
The competent authorities
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
Undertakes administration related to agricultural, forestry and fisheries products, covering from production to consumption and also to rural development and promotion of the welfare of rural inhabitants with a view to achieving stable supply of food, sound development of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries.
http://www.maff.go.jp/eindex.html
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
One of the central government offices in Japan. Newly created in January 2001 as the successor of the abolished Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Aims at strengthening private economy, smooth development of external economic relation and to secure the steady supply of mineral and energy resources.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
One of the central government offices in Japan. Newly created in January 2001 as the successor of the abolished Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Aims at strengthening private economy, smooth development of external economic relation and to secure the steady supply of mineral and energy resources.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

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