Popular curry restaurant Coco Ichibanya has temporarily stopped offering their beef curry and hashed beef menu items.
Due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster, the company's Tochigi plant, where the curry sauce for many of the restaurant's dishes is manufactured, had to shut down for about a week, leading to a shortage, the company said. Currently, the company has been serving what it has in back stock.
The plant resumed operation on March 17, but only for sauce used with pork dishes. The company hopes to begin serving the beef dishes again next week, but warns it may be late April before all menu items are fully stocked again.© Compiled from news reports