[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 61 years of development of Skylark Holdings, one of the largest restaurant operators in Japan (1962)


(wcsa.world) Skylark Holdings is a Japanese corporation that owns over 2,717 restaurants in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the United States.

Skylark Holdings is one of the largest restaurant operators in Japan, with a wide range of brands, including family restaurants, buffet restaurants, restaurants in various facilities, and restaurants specializing in Western-style confectionery and prepared foods.


Skylark Holdings is known for its innovative and customer-focused approach to business. The company has been a pioneer in the Japanese restaurant industry, introducing new concepts such as family restaurants and buffet restaurants. Skylark Holdings is also committed to sustainability and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.


(Wowtimes)Skylark’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1962: Skylark’s predecessor company, Kotobuki Foods Ltd. was founded
  • 1969: The company restructured from a private limited company to a joint-stock company, Kotobuki Foods Co., Ltd.
  • 1970: The first "Skylark" restaurant (Kunitachi store) opened in Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
  • 1974: Trade name changed from Kotobuki Foods Co., Ltd. to Skylark Co., Ltd.
  • 1977: Central Kitchen Higashimatsuyama Factory (currently Higashimatsuyama Merchandising Center) was established in Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama.
  • 1979: Kansai Distribution Center in Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo opened
  • 1982: First Taiwan FC opened as a franchise (currently Taiwan Skylark Co., Ltd.)
  • 1987: The subsidiary company managing French cuisine restaurants, FLO Japon Co., Ltd. founded
  • 1998: "Delivery Service" testing started in Gusto Kodaira Megurita restaurant.
  • 2001: The group succeeded in opening restaurants in all 47 prefectures in Japan
  • 2014: Skylark listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 2016: The company shifted to a Holding Company system
  • 2018: Company name changed from Skylark Co., Ltd. to SKYLARK HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
  • 2019: Skylark stopped providing disposable plastic straws at all group restaurants
  • 2020: Skylark opened their first "Shabu-Yo" restaurant location in Malaysia
  • 2021: The company opened its first "Shabu-You" restaurant location in the US

According to Wikipedia

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