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The Ultimate Restaurant for the Health-Conscious


TANITA Corporation is a producer of weight scales and body fat scales with even their company cafeteria well known for its health conscious menus.  The recipe books that feature their cafeteria menu, Body Fat Scale TANITA Company Cafeteria, is a big best-selling recipe book commonly known in Japan.  This January, TANITA opened “Marunouchi TANITA Shokudo” in Tokyo’s business center of Marunouchi where they serve the same menu offered at their own company cafeteria.

The restaurant, open only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, has two menus — a daily lunch and weekly lunch — each of about 500 kilocalories and containing only around 3 grams of salt.  The daily lunch is exactly the same as served in the TANITA company cafeteria, and the weekly lunch is a special meal original to Marunouchi TANITA Shokudo. The restaurant has been a big hit and has been packed since the day it opened.  It now controls crowds by distributing numbered lunch tickets every morning at 8:30, creating a system where customers come in at the time written on their ticket.

The secret to this restaurant’s success is creating a menu that incorporates health and diet management, but also with various appealing features.  Within the restaurant there is a consultation room where a commercial MC980 Multi Frequency Segmental Body Composition Monitor is set up.  In addition to the benefit of getting measured, you can also receive advice from professionals like staff dieticians.  Currently Marunouchi TANITA Shokudo operates only as a restaurant, but going forward TANITA plans to use it as a rental space or showroom.  The venue would be the epicenter of trends and information for health-conscious Japanese.


Location: Marunouchi Kokusai Bldg. 1F
3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo JAPAN



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