|Industry||Retail (convenience stores)|
|Founded||May 21, 1980|
|Headquarters||Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan|
Ministop Co., Ltd. (ミニストップ株式会社 Minisutoppu Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 9946), a member of ÆON Group, operates the Ministop convenience store franchise chain in Japan. Unlike most other convenience stores in Japan, Ministop stores feature a kitchen that prepares sandwiches, snacks and take out bento boxes on demand, and has a seating area where customers can sit down and eat immediately.
The usual Japanese convenience store goods are available, such as magazines, manga comic books, soft drinks, contraceptives, onigiri ; services include bill payment, photocopying, ticket purchase for events and ATM access. Ministop also has its own unique brand of fast food. The menu varies according to season and periodical promotions. A typical selection might include hot dogs, sandwiches, frozen desserts, soft serve ice cream, and chūkaman — Siopao-style buns with various fillings. Ministop also operates in South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
- "The MINISTOP circle is finding new friends around the world". Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- "Ministop plans Kazakhstan shops". The Japan Times. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
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