Ichibanya

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Ichibanya Co., Ltd.
株式会社壱番屋
TypePublic
TYO: 7630
IndustryFoodservice
Founded1 July 1982; 40 years ago (1982-07-01)
Headquarters,
Number of locations
1,476 (January 2019)[1]
Area served
Japan
United States
China
Taiwan
South Korea
Thailand
Malaysia
Hong Kong
Singapore
Philippines
Indonesia
India
Vietnam
United Kingdom
Key people
Toshiya Hamajima, president and representative director
ProductsCurry rice
Ankake Spaghetti
RevenueDecrease ¥38,043 million (May 2010)
Increase ¥3,685 million (May 2010)
Increase ¥1,770 million (May 2010)
Total assets¥28,922 million (May 2010)
Number of employees
775
Websitewww.ichibanya.co.jp/english/index.html
www.ichibanyausa.com
ichibanyaindia.com
ichibanya.uk
www.ichibanya.com.cn

Ichibanya Co., Ltd. (株式会社壱番屋, Kabushiki gaisha Ichiban'ya) is a Japanese food services company based in Ichinomiya, Aichi.[2]


CoCo ICHIBANYA chain[edit]

CoCo Ichibanya Curry House restaurant

ICHIBANYA Co., Ltd. owns the top curry rice restaurant chain in Japan, Curry House CoCo ICHIBANYA or usually just CoCo ICHIBAN or CoCo ICHI. The chain owns both direct and franchise restaurants in a total of eleven regions: United States, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Japan and India.[3][4] The chain used to have an outlet in Malaysia, however, due to lack of popularity and poor business, Ichibanya recently shut down the outlet. The Curry House chain is by far the company's largest business.

  • Japan: 1,304 branches[5]

171 International Locations

  • China : 46
  • Taiwan : 24
  • Hong Kong : 9
  • South Korea : 36
  • Thailand : 27
  • Philippines : 9
  • United States (Hawaii, California) : 8
  • Indonesia : 6
  • Singapore : 4
  • Malaysia : 1 (now permanently closed)
  • Vietnam : 2
  • United Kingdom : 2[6]
  • India: 1[7]

Halal and vegetarian[edit]

The company has a vegetarian menu consisting of plant-based curry and two outlets offering halal option in Akihabara and Shinjuku.

Pasta de Coco[edit]

The company also operates 25 restaurants in Japan under the name Pasta de Coco.[8] It sells a pasta dish which is a kind of spaghetti with starchy sauce known as Ankake spaghetti (あんかけスパゲッティ, ankake supagetti). This dish is one of the distinctive foods of the Nagoya metropolitan area.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Profile". Ichibanya Co., Ltd. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Coco Ichibanya restaurant chain plans to sell Japanese curry ... to India". The Japan Times. 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ "ココ壱番屋日本のレストランのリスト".
  4. ^ "ココ壱番屋外国のレストランのリスト" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Company profile".
  6. ^ "Curry House Ichibanya UK Japanese Restaurant London WC2H". www.ichibanya.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  7. ^ Lal, Neeta (20 August 2020). "Battle of the curries as Japanese chain opens in India". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 16 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Affordable curry chain Coco Ichibanya now serves vegan soup curry". Time Out. 8 January 2020.
  9. ^ "ICHIBANYA CO., LTD. (Public, TYO:7630)". Google, Inc. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  10. ^ パスタでココ (in Japanese). Ichibanya Co., Ltd. Retrieved 24 December 2010.

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