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Japanese restaurant chain Sukiya begins trial run

2014/07/03 11:01:30

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) The first outlet in Taiwan of Japanese restaurant chain Sukiya began a four-day trial run Thursday, attracting enthusiastic fans who lined up for its famous curry and beef bowls.

Many of the first customers stayed in line near the Guting Station on the Taipei metro an hour ahead of its opening at 9 a.m.

"It tastes the same as what I had in Japan," said Charles Chang, who ordered a gyudon after waiting in line for some 40 minutes. "Very well-seasoned. Just the way I like it."

An official opening is set for July 10, after which it will be open for business 24 hours a day.

Zensho Taiwan Co., the local branch of Japan's largest operator of restaurant chains, Zensho Holdings Co., reportedly has a goal of opening 20 Sukiya restaurants in the Greater Taipei area in the next 2-3 years in the run up to its goal of operating 100 stores.

(By James Lee; click here for the updated story)