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Kura Sushi eyes launch of its first China store by year-end

The Japanese chain recently opened a new restaurant in Tokyo.

Kura Sushi has unveiled its plan to expand to China by the end of the year, Japan Times has reported.

The report noted that the Japanese chain aimed to bring their system-wide store count to a thousand by 2030. The company posted a total global sales of JP¥136.1 billion (US$1.25 bn) year-on-year in the period ended October 2019.

The announcement came as the Japanese chain opened its new Tokyo restaurant in Asakusa.

The new store is the sushi chain’s largest store to date with 272 covers. The store also features a voice translation device which can pick up 104 world languages.

Kura Sushi currently runs 440 sushi restaurants in Japan and more than 40 stores in the US and Taiwan.

Read the full report here.

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