History

Corporate History

1947Founder Bunzo Tanuma opened a campus restaurant commissioned by Keio University (Noborito, Kawasaki City).
1966The Original TONKATSU SABOTEN restaurant opened in the Tokyo-Shinjuku district.
1972Saboten Co., Ltd. was established with a capital of 30 million yen.
1974Bunzo Tanuma is appointed to be the first chairman of the Japan Industrial Food Service Association.
1977Bunzo Tanuma is awarded the Ranju Hosho (the Medal with a Blue Ribbon).
1980Operating capital of Saboten Co., Ltd. grows to 60 million yen.
1981Chiaki Tanuma becomes the president of Saboten Co., Ltd.
Bunzo Tanuma becomes the chairman of Saboten Co., Ltd.
1982Saboten Co., Ltd. changes its name to Green House Foods Co., Ltd.
1988Bunzo Tanuma is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.
1990Operating capital of Green House Foods Co., Ltd. grows to 90 million yen.
1992Bunzo Tanuma is awarded the Konju Hosho (The Medal with a Dark Navy Blue Ribbon).
1993Bunzo Tanuma is appointed to be the chairman of the Japan Food Service Association.
1995SABOTEN opens its 100th location.
1996The Head Office is moved to Tokyo Opera City Tower in Hatsudai, Tokyo.
Saboten opens its 200th location.
1998Saboten opens its 300th location.
2000The Head Office is moved to Shinjuku Park Tower in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
2001Saboten opens its 400th location.
Technological partnership with “OUR HOME”, a Korean company, is formed.
Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Korea.
2003Received ISO 14001 Certification.
2004First Saboten Restaurant in Taiwan opens.
2006Green House Foods Co., Ltd. celebrated its 40th anniversary.
2007First television commercial broadcast.
A cooking class for children called Little Chef is organized.
2008Saboten Restaurant the first location in Thailand opens.
Green House Co., Ltd. transfers ownership of Shian-gyoza and Kayu-santin to Green House Foods Co., Ltd.
Chiaki Tanuma is appointed to be the chairman of the Japan Food Service Association.
2009Green House Co., Ltd. transfers ownership of Shahoden to Green House Foods Co., Ltd.
Saboten opens its 50th oversea location.
2010Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Singapore.
Concluded a FC contract with SSP Asia Pacific.
2011Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Hong Kong.
Chiaki Tanuma is awarded the Ranju Hosho (the Medal with a Blue Ribbon).
2012Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Vancouver, Canada.
Saboten opens its 100th oversea location.
2013Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Beijing, China.
Saboten Restaurant opened the first location in Philippines.
2014The Head Office is moved to Tokyo Opera City Tower.