KR FOOD SERVICE CORPORATION
Message from the Leadership
Our company was born in 1974 as a frozen food business company (Kinrei Corporation) under the Osaka Gas Group. Based on the company culture of "simple honesty and diligence"we have strove for the purpose of social contribution through food. In April 2014 we changed our company name to KR Food Service Corporation and began progressing toward realizing our dream "to become a blue chip food service company."
We uphold our vision to "deliver the best gochisō-sama (appreciation of the meal)" and wish to be a company which cherishes the time-honored heart of "chisō (treating)" of Japan. "Chisō" means run about for preparation while carefully thinking about the customers. "Gochisō-sama" is a word which expresses the heart of appreciation not only for the food and hospitality that was provided right in front of you but also for the time and effort which was expended for the various prepration works with you in mind.
We aim for our business to continue everlastingly by firmly taking root in the locale with a motto of "sticking with the locale," valuing each and every store at the same time as increasing our store presence.
We will continue challening by always thinking about and imagining our customers and treasures the heart of "chisō " which drives us to run about for the underlying and essential preparation works.
We operate over 100 outlets in total, the core business being our mainstay format of Japanese chain restaurant "Kagonoya," coupled with specialty restaurant business, restaurants located inside highway service areas, as well as overseas outlets.
The first "Kagonoya" outlet opened in Takarazuka (Hyōgo prefecture) in 1993. The outlets are primarily located at suburban roadside in the Kansai region of Kyōto, Osaka, Kobe and have steadily expanded into the Tokyo Metroplitan area as welll as Tokai region. Kagonoya is a restaurant where one can enjoy "seasonally authentic Japanese food and shabu shabu" in a "relaxing Japanese ambience" modeled after a modern day inn ("hatago."). The nature of it being a chain restaurant notwithstanding, we aim for each store to realize "omotenashi" in line with the usage of the customers of the locality.
Shabu shabu and sukiyaki specialty restaurant "Kagonoya Honten," Kyomachi-ya udon "Fūfuya," authentic Chinese restaurant "Shato Hanten" and other specialty restaurants aiming for fine quality are the starting point of our company's "quality" and "omotenashi (hospitality)." Furthermore, the merging of the brand development capability of specialty restaurants and store operating capabiity at Kagonoya has led to the opening of outlets inside highway service areas.
It is not simply about pursuing greatness in scale of the individual businesses. It is about ensuring each stores is able to deliver the "best gochiso-sama" to the customers. We think that it is ultimately about the collection of stores characterized by such a quality.
|Company Name||KR FOOD SERVICE CORPORATION|
|Head Office||19F Pacific Marks Esaka, 9-1 Toyotsu-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu|
|Year of Establishment||1991|
|Capital Stock||100 million yen|
|Board Members||Chief Executive Officer：Akinari Nakagawa
Managing Director：Masataka Hirose
Auditor: Hirofumi Morimoto
|Shareholder||creat restaurants holdings inc.(89.8％)・others|
|Number of Outlets||111 outlets (February 2016)|
|History||April 1991：Established Kinrei Corporation (antecedent company)
July 1993：Opened first outlet of Kagonoya in Takarazuka
September 2000：Became listed on the JASDAQ Stock Exchange (Delisted in December 2005 due to a take-over bid)
December 2005：Opens Kagonoya in Kyodo, first outlet in Kanto region
August 2011：Opens first franchised store of Kagonoya in Bangkok, Thailand
June 2015：Enters into capital partnership with create restaurants holdings inc.
Modeled after a lodging referred to as "hatago" (inn) alongside the highway in the old days. Our customers utilize us for various purposes such as for daily use, celebration, and memorial services.
With a menu that maximizes the natural taste of the ingredients. Introducing a new style of Kagonoya where you can enjoy "delicious snacks and alcoholic beverages."
Aside from sukiyaki and shabu shabu, you can also enjoy a traditional Japanese course dish. Please experience a superb time in a profound and folkish ambience.
Once you pick your choice of fresh fish from the tank installed in the restaurant, consult us for the cooking method! Uoza is a lively Japanese seafood restaurant that conjures up an image of the fish market.
"The no.1 treat enjoyed within an ambience reminiscent of a traditional Kyōto style wooden abode is the ""broth."" Our popular dish is a vibrant-colored Kyōto style udon made with abundant seasonal ingredients."
Shato Hanten is a restaurant started by Maachii Hakushō, a cooking specialist of Chinese food, in Mita, Tokyo in 1965. We will deliver the "heart and taste" of this to our customers.
A "Japanese restaurant where you can feel at ease." We welcome our guests with food such as healthy black rice and firm & silky Kyōto-style udon made with our full heart.
A relaxing space where you can leisurely enjoy freshly ground coffee and a meal. Whether with friends or with families, you can freely utilize it for a variety of purposes.
- Have an enjoyable meal, I also play a little bit of golf and tennis
- Q.Future Goal
- Want to own a professional sport team
- Q.Favorite Food
- Delicious "tsukudani" (preserved food boiled in soy sauce) and "ochazuke" (rice served in savory tea broth).
- Q.Favorite Quote
- "Look carefully where your own footsteps fall"
It is an admonition to carefully look at yourself before finding another argument. I try to be careful since I am a blood type B who tend to have a strong subjectivity.