Company information

January, 1978

Opened first restaurant, "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya," in Nishi-Biwajima-cho in outskirts of Nagoya.

November, 1979

Completed chain head office and plant in Bisai, Aichi Prefecture.

April, 1980

Opened first FC member restaurant in Inazawa-Kounomiya, Aichi Prefecture.

January, 1981

Launched Bloom System (goodwill system for employees who want to start up their own business).

July, 1982

Established Ichibanya Co., Ltd.

July, 1983

Completed new office building and plant in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture.

December, 1988

Opened 100th restaurant (Gifu Kagashima restaurant).

October, 1992

Opened 200th restaurant (Koriyama Zukei restaurant).

February, 1994

Established CoCo ICHI HAWAII, INC., as overseas base.

May, 1994

Opened restaurants in all 47 prefectures in Japan.
Opened 300th restaurant (Toyohashi Iwata restaurant).

June, 1994

CoCo ICHI HAWAII, INC., opened CoCo Ichibanya as first overseas base restaurant in Oahu, Hawaii.

November, 1994

Received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award.

December, 1996

Opened 400th restaurant (Naka-ku Shimin-Kaikanmae restaurant).

January, 1998

Opened 500th restaurant (Tobata No. 3 Bypass restaurant).

May, 1999

Opened 600th restaurant (Minokamo Kawai restaurant).

August, 1999

Completed Tochigi plant.

February, 2000

Began offering company's stock through over-the-counter trading.

January, 2001

Opened 700th restaurant (Minami-ku Yoshino-cho restaurant).

May, 2002

Transferred all shares of overseas base CoCo ICHI HAWAII, INC.
Said company became franchisee.
Opened 800th restaurant (Nagano Kawanakajima restaurant).

March, 2003

Opened "Pasta de CoCo" Ichinomiya Mitsui restaurant, a new type of restaurant specializing in ankake spaghetti (spaghetti dressed with liquid starch).

May, 2003

Opened "Menya CoCo Ichi" Ichinomiya Ekimae restaurant, a new type of restaurant specializing in curry udon.

November, 2003

Opened 900th restaurant (Kanazawa Morinosato restaurant).

March, 2004

Began listing shares in Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Second Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.

June, 2004

Established and invested in Shanghai House Curry Coco Ichibanya Restaurant Inc. (Currently known as HOUSE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.)

September, 2004

Opened Shanghai Zhongshan Park "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Shanghai as first restaurant in China.

December, 2004

Opened 1000th restaurant (Naka-ku Kannai Bashamichi restaurant).

January, 2005

Changed logo of "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya."
Changed interior and exterior designs of restaurants.
Established Ichibanya Corporate Behavior Charter.

May, 2005

Began listing shares in First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and First Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.

July, 2005

Invested in Taiwan Curry House Restaurant Inc.

September, 2005

Opened Taipei Hankou "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Taipei as first restaurant in Taiwan.

May, 2006

Acquired ISO 9001:2000 certification at all plants (Aichi, Tochigi, and Saga).

February, 2007

Opened 1100th restaurant (Okayama Shimonakano restaurant).

April, 2007

Constructed Central Kitchen in Shanghai, China.

September, 2007

Established and invested in Curry House Korea Corporation, in South Korea.

March, 2008

Opened Gangnam "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Seoul as first restaurant South Korea.

July, 2008

Opened "Kayusaryo Kassai" (Sakae Gas Building) restaurant, a new type of restaurant specializing in rice porridge.
Invested in Ichibanya Midwest Asia Co.,Ltd., in Thailand.

August, 2008

Established and invested in ICHIBANYA MIDWEST ASIA CO., LTD. in Thailand.
Opened Esplanade Rachada "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Bangkok as first restaurant in Thailand.

April, 2009

Opened 1200th restaurant (Iizuka Kayanomori restaurant).

October, 2009

Established and invested in US subsidiary ICHIBANYA USA,INC.

November, 2009

Established and invested in Hong Kong subsidiary ICHIBANYA HONG KONG LIMITED.

March, 2010

Opened "Nikkui Tei" Konan Akadoji restaurant, a new type of restaurant specializing in Hamburger steak.

June, 2010

Opened Crocodile center "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Kowloon as first restaurant in Hong Kong.

February, 2011

Opened Palm Plaza Torrance "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in California as first restaurant in the mainland of the United States.

April, 2011

Opened "Unagiya Ichiban" Inazawa Orizu restaurant, a new type of restaurant specializing in "Hitsumabushi".

September, 2011

Opened 313ï¼ somerset "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Orchard as first restaurant in Singapore.

February, 2012

Opened 1300th restaurant (Fashion Island restaurant in Thailand).

January, 2013

Certified as the largest curry restaurant chain in the world by Guinness World Records™
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December, 2013

Opened Grand Indonesia Store "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Jakarta City as first restaurant in the Indonesia.

September, 2014

Retort Food production line has been running in Tochigi plant.

October, 2014

Opened 1400th restaurant (Beijing Maples International Shopping Center restaurant in China).

January, 2015

Fresh vegetables cultivation has been running in Mie Prefecture Mie-gun Komono.

February, 2015

Opened 1 Utama Store "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Petaling Jaya as first restaurant in Malaysia.

March, 2015

Opened Estancia Store "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Pasig as first restaurant in Philippines.

May, 2015

Opend restaurant in Japan Pavilion Food Court at Expo 2015 Milano.

October, 2015


December, 2015

Became a consolidated subsidiary of House Foods Group Incorporated by take-over bid.

October, 2016

Opened "MEAT KING" Causeway Bay restaurant in Hong Kong, a new type of restaurant specializing in hamburg and steak.

March, 2017

Acquired House Restaurant Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Taiwan Curry House Restaurant Inc.

May, 2017

Invested in UK subsidiary ICHIBANYA UK LIMITED.

September, 2017

Opened Halal Akihabara Store "Curry House CoCo Ichibanya" in Tokyo as first Halal CoCo Ichibanya restaurant.

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