Yoshinoya Holdings subsidiary Peterpan Comoco reportedly to open pizza eatery in Tokyo in late September, build franchise of 100 such outlets in Japan over the next several years

TOKYO , August 12, 2013 () – Peterpan Comoco Co., a subsidiary of fast-food group Yoshinoya Holdings Co., is planning to open a pizza eatery in Tokyo in late September and build a franchise of 100 such outlets in Japan in several years, a company official said Monday.

The company is planning to offer margherita and four other varieties of small pizzas -- 20 centimeters in diameter -- for around 500 yen a piece, using Italian flour and yeast in a 50-square meter shop with a counter and tables for around 20 seats. The first outlet is set to open in Tokyo's Suginami Ward.

Mikio Kurihara, president of the company, said, "We would like to run eateries for low-priced soft-textured Neapolitan pizza."

Salad and around 10 types of soft drinks, beer and wine will also be served, the company said.

Peterpan Comoco, which runs takoyaki and taiyaki dumpling shops in Japan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yoshinoya Holdings, which is known for beef bowl chains in and out of Japan.

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