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Company History
March 1967Establishment of Ryogoku Foods Co., Ltd., a food service company with a capitalization of 1 million yen.
November 1971Opened the first Kineya restaurant (Daiei Nara Store) in Nara, Nara Prefecture.
November 1977Expanded into Kanto region with the opening of Kineya (Otemachi Nihon Building Store) in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
September 1986Trade name changed to GOURMET KINEYA CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) following a merger with Gourmet Co., Ltd. that brought its sandwich, omelette and curry restaurants and catering division into the business.
November 1987Constructed head office building in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, incorporating a training center with four test kitchens, a research and development room equipped with a cooking laboratory, a quality control room, and a bacteria inspection room.
November 1989Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities exchange.
January 1991Established World Gourmet Co., Ltd., making it a subsidiary.
March 1991Established Ueno Catering in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
July 1992Established Sky Foods Co., Ltd. (currently Asahi Catering Co., Ltd.), an airline food catering company, through a joint investment with KINKI Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation.
June 1994Established Gourmet Ashiya Co., Ltd. through a joint investment with Ashiya Sangyo Co., Ltd.
July 1995Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
September 1996Listed on the First Sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
September 1997Indian Summer Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
October 1997Constructed catering factory in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, making it the catering division headquarters with the relocation of Seibu Catering from Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka.
May 1998Formed a Business and capital alliance with Genki Sushi Co., Ltd. (head office located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture).
June 1998Yamayoshi Foods Wholesale Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
October 2000Relocated Tokyo office to Minato-ku, Tokyo with the establishment of training center, after the acquisition of land and buildings.
December 2001Tomoe Shoji Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
January 2003Osaka Kizu Market Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
April 2003Spun-off the China division of Venture Company into Ashi Chinese Factory Co., Ltd., making it a subsidiary of the Company.
August 2003AAS Catering Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
April 2004Spun-off the Mugimaru Division of Venture Company into Mugimaru Co., Ltd., making it a subsidiary of the Company. 
April 2006Merger of three subsidiaries: Gourmet Ashiya Co., Ltd., Indian Summer Co., Ltd. and Tomoe Shoji Co., Ltd. which is the surviving entity.
April 2006Mizuma Railway Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
April 2008The catering factory headquarters and Ueno factory transferred to Company's subsidiary Asahi Catering Co., Ltd. as an investment-in-kind. Merged Mugimaru Co., Ltd.
July 2008Company's subsidiary Osaka Kizu Market Co., Ltd. made Osaka Kizu Fish Market Co., Ltd. a subsidiary.
February 2009Japan Food Wholesale Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of the Company.
April 2009Transferred its 100% equity stake in Asahi Catering Co., Ltd. to the subsidiary AAS Catering Co., Ltd.
July 2009Company's subsidiaries Tomoe Shoji Co., Ltd. and Ashi Chinese Factory Co., Ltd. merged into the Company, the surviving entity. Company's subsidiary Osaka Kizu Market Co., Ltd. merged its subsidiary Osaka Kizu Fish Market Co., Ltd.