Sorry Japanese foodies, but it looks like y’all have one less food option when you visit Mid Valley Megamall. Among the restaurants that recently shut down its doors for good during the 4-month MCO, Yoshinoya Hanamaru is one of them.
We can officially confirm that the famous Japanese beef bowl chain has shut down – much to the disappointment of frequent visitors to the mall. As you may know, the well-known Japanese eatery is located on the third floor, next to MUJI, llaollao, and Snowflake.
Back in July 2020, Reuters reported Yoshinoya Holdings Co was forced to close down up to 150 stores after experiencing a fiscal year due to the coronavirus pandemic. A quick look at its social media shows that Yoshinoya Hanamaru Malaysia hasn’t been updating since 31st March 2021. Even its delivery service on platforms like GrabFood is no longer available.
Yoshinoya Hanamaru Malaysia did not release any official statement regarding its closure in Malaysia. However, a simple statement of “Thank You For Your Support” can be found when entering its official website. The shop list of domestic stores also indicate that the franchise had dwindled down from 3 to just 1 outlet in April. By June 2021, it had completely closed down in Malaysia.
Aside from Yoshinoya Hanamaru, these F&B outlets in Mid Valley Megamall are also temporary closed. Fingers crossed they’ll open soon once their staff are fully vaccinated.
- Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert
- Home Made Fish Head Noodle
- Plan B
- Ah Her Bak Kut Teh
- Foundo Seafood
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
- Xing Fu Tang
Besides “gyudon” beef bowls with the classic Ontama egg, the franchise was also known for its Chicken Katsu and Karaage orders.