|Above, people waiting for a bus to take them into Tokyo near a Yoshinoya restaurant|
at Yachiyodai Station in Chiba Prefecture last February. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
One of the cheapest places to have a meal in Japan is Yoshinoya. I have made stops there many times during trips over in Japan over the years whenever the need to conserve cash arose.
Well, they are raising prices on their signature beef bowls.
According to an article in News On Japan:
Fast-food company Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish - long a symbol of the deflationary economy - for the first time in 24 years due to higher import costs.
Yoshinoya, in the beef-bowl business for 115 years, said it will raise the price of its regular-size “gyudon” dish by 27 percent to Y380 on Dec. 17, citing a spike in U.S. beef prices and the yen’s sharp depreciation against the dollar.Despite the price hikes, Yoshinoya is still a relatively cheap place to have a filling meal. Like McDonalds over here, there are Yoshinoya restaurants all over Japan. They are pretty much like the Yoshinoyas in the U.S. with some menu differences.
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