I decided to write a random blog entry today because I haven’t written in a while.  So here’s what the name Yoshinoya means when you break down the Japanese.

It breaks down like this: Yoshi-no-ya.

  • Yoshi is some dude’s name
  • No is a word that indicates possession
  • Ya indicates that it is a store

So basically it translates to Yoshi’s store (restaurant).

If this is news to you, you’ll probably notice now a lot of restaurants that end in “ya”…. Honda Ya, Bento Ya, Sushi Ya, Osaka Ya, Erobi Ya, Viagra Ya.  Wait…