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 known as ROYAL FOOD SERVICE 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.

1987

  • September
    Established Royal International Air-Catering Co., Ltd. (currently known as Sojitz Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary).

1989

  • March
    Established R&K FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. 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 Co., Ltd., 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.(currently known as Sojitz Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd.)

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.(currently known as Sojitz Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd. ).

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 Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary.

  • December
    Acquired R&K FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd., (currently known as ROYAL 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 (currently known as ROYAL FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd.) a consolidated subsidiary.

2007

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

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

2008

  • July
    Made Fukuoka Catering Service Inc. (currently known as Sojitz Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd. ) 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 Sojitz 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.

2013

  • March
    Opened our first Standard Coffee shop in Akasaka.

  • March
    KANSAI IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as Sojitz 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 Sojitz 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 Co., Ltd. merged with and absorbed CENTRESTA Co., Ltd.

  • April
    Acquired "DJB BCM (Business Continuity Management) Rating" for the first time in the restaurant industry.

  • June
    Initiated support activities for the Kumamoto earthquake.

  • July
    KANSAI IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD. (currently known as Sojitz Royal In-flight Catering Co., Ltd. ) merged with and absorbed FUKUOKA IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., LTD.

  • December
    Achieved 200 TENDON TENYA outlets globally.

2017

  • February
    Recognized under the 2017 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations for large enterprise category, established by The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Health Council.

  • April
    Established K&R Hotel Development Co., Ltd., in partnership with Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

  • August
    Support activities for the rainstorm at northern Kyushu area.

  • November
    Opened the R&D cashless restaurant at Nihonbashi Bakurocho, Tokyo.

2018

  • April
    Acquired Chowders Corporation as consolidated subsidiary.

2019

  • January
    ROYAL AIRPORT HIGHWAY FOOD SERVICES Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROYAL CONTRACT SERVICE Co., Ltd.) absorbed Chowders Corporation.

  • March
    K&R Hotel Development Co., Ltd., opened its first Keisei Richmond Hotel Monzennakacho.

  • December
    Started new frozen meals business for household use.

2020

  • January
    Acquired 50% shares of HIGHWAY ROYAL Co., Ltd., newly established by Seiyo Food-Compass Group, Inc in order to acquire the contract food service business operated in highway service areas and parking areas of SFCG.

2021

  • February
    TEN CORPORATION and R&K FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. were merged into ROYAL HOST Co., Ltd.and ROYAL HOST Co., Ltd changed its corporate name into ROYAL FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. 
    ROYAL CONTRACT FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd. was merged into ROYAL AIRPORT FOOD SERVCE Co, Ltd. and ROYAL AIRPORT FOOD SERVICE changed its corporate name into ROYAL CONTRACT FOOD SERVICE Co., Ltd.

  • March
    Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”) has concluded an agreement with Royal Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • April
    ROYAL IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., Ltd. became a consolidated subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation and an equity-method affiliate of the ROYAL HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
    ROYAL IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name into SOJITZ ROYAL IN-FLIGHT CATERING Co., Ltd.