Sukiya (restaurant chain)

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Exterior of a Sukiya restaurant.
Gyūdon. (Regular size)

Sukiya (すき家) is the largest chain of gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant. Sukiya has 2333 restaurants[1] throughout all 47 Japanese prefectures as of 2017, as well as 70 in China[2] (about half of which are in Shanghai) as of 2014; six[3] in Taipei, Taiwan; 17 in Brazil (14 in São Paulo, one in Mogi das Cruzes, one in Santo André, and one in São Bernardo do Campo);[4] seven in Mexico (five in Mexico City, one in Toluca, and one in Queretaro); eight in Thailand and five in Malaysia. Sukiya's owner, Zensho Holdings, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and had sales of ¥511 billion in 2016.

Its slogan (printed in romaji outside the restaurant) is "save time and money". According to the publicity printed in English on the walls of the restaurant, it originated in Yokohama, Kanagawa. Unlike Yoshinoya, Sukiya did not stop serving gyudon during the ban on American beef imports, instead switching to beef imported from Australia.

In response to Yoshinoya's butadon (pork bowl, a substitute for gyudon, "beef bowl"), Sukiya began serving its own version, tondon.

On September 11, 2013, a Sukiya restaurant was opened in Mexico City, being the first to be opened in Mexico. The Zona Rosa restaurant offers 24/7 service.

On July 3, 2014, a Sukiya restaurant was soft opened in Taipei City, making it the first Sukiya in Taiwan. The restaurant only operates from 7 am to 11 pm, but is planned to provide 24/7 service by late 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ すき家前年比 月次推移
  2. ^ "门店分布". http://www.zensho.com.cn/outlet.html.  External link in |website= (help);
  3. ^ Japanese restaurant chain Sukiya begins trial run in Taiwan
  4. ^ "Localização" (in Portuguese). Sukiya Brasil. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 

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