Yoshinoya Holdings Understood at a Glance

Yoshinoya Holdings Group, which upholds “For the People” as its business philosophy, is an enterprise group primarily engaged in the restaurant business, with a portfolio consisting of many top brands in Japan. Since the founding of Yoshinoya in 1899, we have grown into a group comprised of 43 group companies with business operations in 23 areas worldwide.
Now that we have formulated our long-term management vision “NEW BEGINNINGS 2025,” we are taking on new challenges to innovate the restaurant industry.

PRESENTYoshinoya Holdings at Present

43 Group companies led by four major companies
  • Yoshinoya
    Beef bowl chain celebrates the 120th anniversary of its foundation in Japan
  • Hanamaru
    Operation of authentic self-serve Sanuki-style udon restaurants “Hanamaru Udon” and curry udon restaurants “SENKICHI”
    Operation of steak restaurants “Steak-no-Don” and “Volks,” and shabu-shabu and sukiyaki restaurants “Don-tei”
  • Kyotaru
    Operation of Kamigata sushi (attractive pressed sushi made in the Kansai region since the Heian period) shop “Kyotaru” and conveyer belt sushi shop “Kaisen Misakiko.”
* Consolidated net sales include adjustments of (2.0) billion yen.

Annual number of customers of the Group
440 million people in 23 areas worldwide

Consolidated net sales of the Group
202.3 billion yen
Consolidated net sales of the Group
Number of stores of the Group
3,403 stores
Number of stores of the Group
Number of stores in overseas segment more than doubled in a decade!
* Total number of overseas Yoshinoya stores and overseas Hanamaru stores combined

HISTORYYoshinoya Holdings in the Past

  • Yoshinoya celebrates
    120th anniversary of its foundation
    Yoshinoya, which is the Group’s core business, celebrated the 120th anniversary of its foundation. Looking ahead at the next 100 years, Yoshinoya will continue to take on new challenges.
    “Yoshinoya” founded in Nihonbashi
  • Making a comeback from corporate reorganization
    Yoshinoya and Kyotaru filed for corporate reorganization proceedings in 1980 and 1997, respectively, and completed the proceedings in 1987 and 2002, respectively. Their strengths in bringing about new growth after correcting their mistakes and recovering from bankruptcy have been passed on to this day.
    Yoshinoya completes corporate reorganization proceedings
  • Overseas expansion since1975
    Following the opening of the first restaurant in Denver, we have made inroads into 21 areas in the U.S., Asia and the ASEAN region! Since 2011, we have also been opening Hanamaru Udon restaurants overseas.
    Yoshinoya’s first restaurant in Denver

FUTUREYoshinoya Holdings Going Forward


Long-term Management Vision

To meet the expectations of our stakeholders,
we will redefine the restaurant industry and seek strong growth based on the three keywords “People, Health and Technology.”

Going forward, we will continue to provide customers with higher value-added services through people, as a highly labor-intensive industry with high job creation capacity.
  • As a job-creating industry
    Number of employees of the Group 21,925
    Yoshinoya’s scholarship system for students working part time

    If a student joins Yoshinoya Holdings, he/she is exempt from loan repayment.
    If a student joins a restaurant company, he/she is exempt from repaying half of the loan.

    The system assists students who have difficulty in going on to university due to financial reasons and contributes to the creation of competent and enthusiastic individuals who will play an active role in the restaurant industry, not just in the Group.

  • Developing a worker-friendly environment for a diverse range of individuals
    employment rate of persons with disabilities 2.6%
    Percentage of female managers in the Group 16.6%

    Change since end of previous fiscal year+7.3%

  • Enhancement of employee education

    Implementation status of in-house training in the Group

    Number of training sessions held 53sessions
    Total number of participants 2,631
We will provide customers with “healthiness” backed by evidence and implement initiatives targeted at employees.
  • Development of foods with functional claims labeling

    (From left) “Salacia beef,” a beef bowl ingredient with added Salacia, which prevents elevated blood sugar levels after eating; “Peptide beef,” a beef bowl ingredient which has the function of curbing the increase in neutral fat levels in blood after eating; and “GABA beef,” a beef bowl ingredient that has functions suited to people with high blood pressure

  • Entry into nursing-care meals market

    “Yoshinoya’s Thoughtful Meals: Beef Bowl Ingredients” with reduced salt, designed for diminished swallowing and chewing functions due to ageing

  • Promotion of “Wellness Management”
    Health checkup rate of employees including part-time staff 91.5%

    We have appointed and inaugurated Chief Wellness Officer (CWO), who represents “Wellness Management” that incorporates employees’ physical and mental health as the Group’s pillar for management.

We are striving to build a future-oriented restaurant system that will lead to higher work efficiency and lower employee burden.
  • Voice recognition cash register system

    System is being experimented at some restaurants

  • Automatic dish washing conveyer line

    Demonstration experiment launched

  • AI software to assist work scheduling

    Jointly developed with SECOM Trust Systems Co., Ltd. and ExaWizards Inc.

    “AI Automatic Scheduling Function” for job shifts and “AI Recommendation Function” that utilizes AI and behavioral psychology (Japan’s first)

    Reduction of administrator’s labor required for creating/adjusting work schedule and human errors, alleviation of physical and psychological burdens

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PRESENT Yoshinoya Holdings at Present
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HISTORY Yoshinoya Holdings in the Past
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FUTURE Yoshinoya Holdings Going Forward
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