- Popular Japanese restaurant chains, Yoshinoya and Hanamaru Udon in Mid Valley closes down permanently due to the pandemic.
- First opened in 2015, this Japanese franchise restaurant would have been celebrating its eighth-year anniversary at Mid Valley in 2022.
- Although the franchise did not officially announce its closure, the words “Thank You For Your Support” can be seen on their official website; check it out here.
Japanese Donburi Chain, Yoshinoya In Mid Valley Closes Down
According to reports, popular Japanese rice bowl franchise Yoshinoya, (located in Mid Valley Megamall) has permanently closed down. After being unable to stay afloat during the pandemic, it seems that the business was forced to shut down for good – causing netizens across Klang Valley to feel sad and disappointed.
Yoshinoya opened back in March 2015, and was highly popular for its Japanese rice bowls (Donburi). It was specially known for its Gyudon, which is a Japanese rice bowl served with beef and onion cooked in sweet sauce. Come March 2022 next year, this restaurant was set to celebrate its eighth anniversary here in Malaysia. We are deeply sad to see them go!
Hanamaru Udon Also Shuts Its Doors Permanently
In addition, its neighbouring restaurant – Hanamaru Udon is also closing down. Sometime in July 2020, Yoshinoya Holdings Co announced that they were force to close 150 stores after experiencing financial difficulty due to the pandemic (Source: Reuters). Although Yoshinoya & Hanamaru Udon Malaysia did not make an official statement, their official website had a message that read “Thank You For Your Support”. Check it out below.
Source: Hype (Website)
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