The challenge from going from a Wellington company to a New Zealand wide
Since being established in 2002, our company has grown to five stores in the central wellington region, receiving thanks from over 130,000 happy customers per year. From here we wish to expand our service to other areas around New Zealand.
The pursuit of our goal
‘All for the thank you’
Just as everyone matures and grows, we follow the belief that our company is maturing and growing, and not unlike how people undergo self-reform, we believe in ensuring that our company grows better with each passing day.
The company’s contribution
From restaurant to supporting the community.
Being able to provide a good influence to those around and maintain a pleasant atmosphere are just two things we believe as a company are proof of our existence.
Aiding building of schools in Cambodia (as NPOs)
Holding ‘Sushi making lessons’ for Primary and Intermediate school children
Supporting the local community
Supporting those effected by the 2010/11 Christchurch Earthquakes
Supporting those effected by the 2010/11 Japan Tsunami & Earthquakes
Supporting Wellington Local Rugby team West Roosters
|Company Name||KAZU Restaurant Group
Hamao New Zealand Limited
Blue Bird Limited
Giritta CO. Limited
|Company President||Kazu Hamao|
|Members employed||(as of May 2012)
Permanent staff: 17
Casual staff: 70
|2002 Sep||Hamao New Zealand Limited established|
|Dec||First store opens: KAZU Japanese Restaurant (13 Tory Street, TeAro, Wellington)|
|2005 Sep||Blue Bird Limited established|
|Dec||Second store opens: KAZU Yakitori & Sake Bar (Level 1, 43 Courtenay Place, Wellington)|
|2008 Sep||Third store opens: WASABI Sushi (173 Cuba Street TeAro Wellington)
13 Tory Street established as central kitchen for the area
|2010 Jun||Fourth and Fifth stores open: miso Rice & Noodle and Wasabi Sushi (11 Woodward Street Lambton Quay)|
|2011 Mar||Online catering service and website Cyber WASABI goes online
Sixth store opens: Wasabi Sushi (James Cook Arcade, 294 Lambton Quay)
|2012 Jan||Japanese small goods website Japan Store goes online|
|2012 Mar||Seventh Store opens ‘Daruma Sushi’ First store in Auckland. (451J Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland)|
|2012 Jun||Daruma Sushi online store and website opens|
|2012 Jul||Cyber Wasabi Sushi online store Opens|
‘All for the thank you’
・Satisfying all our customers, no matter how many.
・Company prosperity, Staff wellbeing, Community development, Community wellbeing
・Lifetime goals: provide a good influence on those around us
We wish for our company to be one full of ‘Thank You’s
・To employ gratitude, emotion and sensitivity
・Gratitude and emotion improves human nature
・Providing a solution as soon as a problem is realised
・Continuing is power
・Having the confidence in our ability to continue on each day, with this confidence becoming the power to continue.
・The end result is everything
・We look to win any and all conflicts as swiftly as possible.
Restaurant operating guidelines
・Served on time
I live to hear the messages of thanks from all those who visit our restaurant, both customers and staff.
I truly believe that we are influencing an atmosphere that is pleasant for all, and are advancing together with our customers through the good times and the bad.
Whenever I hear the ‘Thank You’ from a happy customer, I aim to reflect that gratitude back to all our customers and staff.
By making those around me happy, I am also able to receive happiness from seeing this, and wish to create a life based on these feelings of gratitude and happiness.
Through living a life like this, I am able to continue to refine this life. This is the best part of creating a restaurant business.
I look forward to hearing many more ‘Thank You’s as we continue to expand our chain.
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