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Our History

The company’s name and its logo came from the ancient Phoenician letter “A” (pronounced as Aleph). “Aleph” can mean “a most important basis,” “the best” and “the origin of things.” At the same time, the Phoenician letter “A” looks like an ox’s head, which is considered to be the apotheosis of flourishing and also a symbol of nature and life. Phoenicians invented the alphabet and were great traders who valued wisdom not force. The name “Aleph” and our logo emphasize our desire to pursue food culture with respect for nature and life, and to provide the best services and products through strict observation of our basic principles.
Founded: December 1968 (Incorporated: July 1976)
Capital: ¥442,615,500 (as of March 2016)
President and Chief Executive Officer: Dai Shoji
Number of employees: 664
Part-time employees: 2,904 (as of March 2016)
Sales: 38.5 billion yen (FY2016, ended 31 March 2016)
Banks: Mizuho Bank, Ltd., North Pacific Bank, Ltd., The Hokkaido Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank of Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ, Ltd.
Food Processing Factories: Hokkaido Factory, Iwate Factory, Fukushima Factory, Saitama Factory, Gifu Factory, Fukuoka Factory, Okinawa Factory, Otaru Brewery, Coffee Roast Factory, Biratori Factory

343 (137 company-owned, 206 franchised) (as of April 2017)

* The total outlets number excludes Ginga Teien. 

Bikkuri Donkey: hamburger steak restaurant chain

Pepesale: Italian casual restaurant

Otaru Soko No.1: brewery and pub

Leibspeise: beer pub

Rakuda-ken: pizza and pasta restaurant

43°STEAKHOUSE: dry-aged beef steak speciality restaurant

Ginga Teien: English theme garden

Hananomakiba: garden centre

Restaurant Ten-man: salad buffet restaurant

Membership: Japan Franchise Chain Association
Head Office: 1-26, 6-jo 3 chome, Kikusui, Shiroishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 003-8515, Japan
TEL: 011-823-8301 FAX: 011-823-8192

Tokyo Headquarters:

6F Takanawa Empire Building, 3-24-18 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074, Japan



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