Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, I thought now is a good time as any to be an armchair activist to get Yoshinoya America to do something great, all from the comforts of your home/couch/La-Z-boy.
I love Yoshinoya in Japan, but I very rarely would go to any Yoshinoya in the U.S. because the company has strayed far off from their brand which is why I’m taking my Yoshinoya petition to the people (you).
Why Sign the Yoshinoya Petition
Fortunately, there are people like you who have been to Yoshinoya overseas and love their food, which is why I put together this petition to get Yoshinoya America to open a replica of one of their Japanese based locations here in Little Tokyo or Sawtelle Japantown.
Steak, Shrimp, and Tilapia (yea, you know, the cheap stuff)
Imagine going to a McDonalds in Japan, but instead of burgers, they serve steak and lobster (that is the genius of Yoshinoya America).
Sweet Chili Shrimp and Habanero Chicken, as Japanese as Can Be
This is what happens when you have a CEO who has turned the Yoshinoya brand into a Panda Bob’s which is an Asian restaurant that tries to serve a fast food version of steak, fish, shrimp which most people consider expensive.
The original and one and only Yoshinoya is focused on gyudon with a number of other Japanese dishes.
Yoshinoya Should be Serving Japanese Food (I know good idea)
The focus of Yoshinoya America should also be on gyudon and JAPANESE FOOD/DISHES.
Feels Like an Oblivious Spreadsheet Driven Company
If you live in Los Angles, the vast majority of you probably do not live anywhere near a Yoshinoya because they are not targeting you. Instead, their spreadsheets are telling them to focus on an entirely different market which does not include either you or I.
Also check out my blog article on why Yoshinoya America Sucks compared to their overseas efforts.
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