History

1951

  • October
    At the same time as Japan Airlines began their domestic service, we launched our in-flight catering and tea services at Fukuoka Airport.

  • December
    Launched our confectionery and bakery business in Katakusu, Fukuoka as Royal Bakery Co. Ltd.

1953

  • November
    Opened the Royal Nakasu restaurant (currently known as Hananoki) in Higashi Nakasu, Fukuoka. Royal LLC established.

1954

  • February
    Joe DiMaggio and his wife, Marilyn Monroe, visited Royal Nakasu.

1955

  • February
    Launched our ice cream manufacturing and retail business.

1956

  • May
    Established ROYAL Co., Ltd. (with 1 million yen in capital) in Higashi Nakasu, Fukuoka.

1962

  • September
    Adopted a central kitchen system and launched our industrial-use frozen meal manufacturing business.

1963

  • April
    Opened an ice cream factory in Shimowajiro, Fukuoka.

1969

  • September
    Opened a new head office and factory (Royal Center) in Oazanaka, Fukuoka and transferred all departments to the new office.

1970

  • March
    Had a booth in the America zone of the Osaka World Expo as a foreign outlet.

1971

  • December
    Opened the first Royal Host restaurant in Kurosaki, Kitakyushu.

1975

  • November
    Established OG ROYAL Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary of ROYAL HOST Co., Ltd.)

1978

  • August
    Listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.

1979

  • July
    Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange

1981

  • August
    Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1982

  • August
    Opened our Tokyo head office (currently our Tokyo headquarters) in Sakurashinmachi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.

1983

  • June
    Promoted to the first section of both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

  • October
    Established our Tokyo Food Facility (currently Tokyo Food Facility #1) in Takase-cho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba.

1988

  • August
    Established Royal International Air-Catering Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD., a consolidated subsidiary).

1989

  • March
    Established R&K FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

1990

  • September
    Completed reconstruction of head office and factory (Royal Center) in Naka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka.

  • October
    Established ROYAL MARRIOTT & SC Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL CONTRACT SERVICE CORPORATION, a consolidated subsidiary).

1993

  • April
    Opened the first Royal Host restaurant in Taiwan.

1994

  • September
    Started in-flight catering services along with the opening of Kansai International Airport.

1995

  • April
    Established JAL ROYAL CATERING Co., LTD. in partnership with Japan Airlines to supply in-flight meals at Narita International Airport.

1998

  • January
    Entrusted with management of a restaurant at the Nagano Winter Olympics.

2000

  • March
    Made KANSAI IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co. LTD. a consolidated subsidiary.

2001

  • February
    Established our 2nd Tokyo Food Facility in Takase-cho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba.

2002

  • April
    Made OG ROYAL Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary.

2004

  • April
    Made RNT HOTELS Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary.

2005

  • April
    Kyoichi Egashira, our founder, passed away.

  • July
    Switched to a holding company and changed our company name to ROYAL HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

  • November
    Made ISETAN Dining Co. Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL CONTRACT SERVICE CORPORATION) a consolidated subsidiary.

  • December
    Acquired R&K FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd., an associated company, from KIRIN DINING Co., Ltd. and made it a consolidated subsidiary of ROYAL HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

2006

  • June
    Made TEN CORPORATION a consolidated subsidiary.

2007

  • April
    Made CENTRESTA Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL CONTRACT SERVICE CORPORATION) a consolidated subsidiary.

  • October
    Renamed the hotels managed by RNT HOTELS Co., Ltd. to Richmond Hotel.

2008

  • July
    Made Fukuoka Catering Service Inc. a consolidated subsidiary.

2009

  • January
    Fukuoka Catering Service Inc. took over the in-flight meal business from ROYAL HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. and changed its name to FUKUOKA IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as ROYAL IN‐FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD.).

2010

  • December
    Opened the first Cowboy Family restaurant in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.

2011

  • February
    Opened our first Rose Bakery shop in Marunouchi, Tokyo.

  • March
    Started support activities for the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster.

2012

  • March
    Launched nationwide development plans for Cowboy Family restaurants.

  • July
    Opened Curry Family restaurant (currently known as Spice Plus) in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

2013

  • March Opened our first Standard Coffee shop in Akasaka.

  • March
    KANSAI IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as ROYAL IN‐FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. )won QSAI's 2012 top award (Worldwide Platinum Prize).

  • July
    Introduced the stock grant trust (J-ESOP).

  • October
    Ranked in DBJ‘s “Health Management Rating System“, first in the restaurant industry.

  • October
    Opened the first franchise store of Tendon Tenya in Southeast Asia.

2014

  • March
    JAL ROYAL CATERING Co., LTD. started supplying in-flight meals at Haneda Airport.

  • July
    Opened Japan's first pinkberry frozen yogurt shop in Odaiba.

2015

  • February
    Opened Ohori Park Boathouse in Ohori Park, Fukuoka.

  • April
    Opened the first Royal Host restaurant in Okinawa prefecture, in Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom.

  • July
    FUKUOKA IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as ROYAL IN‐FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. )opened an in-flight meal factory in Okinawa.

  • August
    ROYAL Co., Ltd. established a manufacturing line dedicated to Halal meals and its four types of meal boxes acquired Halal certification.

2016

  • January
    ROYAL CONTRACT SERVICE CORPORATION merged with and absorbed CENTRESTA Co., Ltd.

  • July
    KANSAI IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as ROYAL IN‐FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. ) merged with and absorbed FUKUOKA IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD.