Mister Donuts Japan’s 40th

16 Jan

This post is about Mister Donuts Japan, but first I wanted to mention an email I just received from Michael Doret.

He’s the artist who painted the 1976 KISS album cover “Rock And Roll Over” and he also painted their album cover for last year’s “Sonic Boom“.

He did two interviews with me.
In my post about the second interview, I wrote a comment about an email he sent me last month about prints of the albums covers that are signed by both him and the band (KISS).

Click here to read that comment I wrote.

In the email that I received from Michael Doret yesterday he sent me a photo of KISS holding the prints and he wrote to me:

Just in case you were interested, I thought I’d share with you a photo that was just taken of KISS helping to promote my limited edition prints.

I hope you had a great New Years!

Best,
Michael

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Anyways, 2010 January 27 will be the 40th anniversary of the day the first “Mister Donuts” store opened in Japan.

「ミスタードーナツ」 (“Mister Donuts“) is an American chain that is very popular in Japan.
It seems that this chain wasn’t so popular in America, though…and the U.S. stores were bought out by rival chain “Dunkin’ Donuts”, which has more success in America.

Ironically, it’s the other way around in Japan.
Dunkin’ Donuts” failed in Japan because Japanese people found their donuts too sweet so they closed up all their stores here years ago.
「ミスタードーナツ」 (“Mister Donuts“), being less sweet and more simpler, appeal to Japanese.
「ミスタードーナツ」 (“Mister Donuts“) in Japan is owned by a Japanese company so the menu is tailored to Japanese taste. They even sell Chinese food in their Japanese stores.

One of their best-selling donuts in Japan is the simple “Old Fashioned” donuts.
There are a few varieties of this one. I like the 「オールドファッションハニー」 (“Honey Old Fashioned“).

So, to celebrate 「ミスタードーナツ」 (“Mister Donuts“)’s forty years in Japan, this month they’re giving away “Lucky Cards” to customers who spend ¥600 or more.

These are scratch cards. When you scratch them, it tells how many “points” you won (either 3, 5, 40 or 150 points).

The points can be collected and redeemed for prizes such as a dish set, coffee cup, stuffed toy, cell-phone strap, donuts, etc.

Click here to see the prizes they offer.

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8 Responses to “Mister Donuts Japan’s 40th”

  1. Metal Misfit January 17, 2010 at 12:57 am #

    Mmm… Donuts.

    • tokyo5 January 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

      You sound like Homer Simpson! :D

  2. Sir Pent January 17, 2010 at 5:19 am #

    It’s cool that he let you know about the prints…but I just can’t believe they’d release a print of RNRO with Tommy and Eric autographs. Ridiculous.

    • tokyo5 January 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

      If you look carefully, all four current members of KISS and Michael Doret signed the “Sonic Boom” print…but only Michael Doret, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley signed the “Rock And Roll Over” one.

  3. sixmats January 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    That’s funny, I had Mr. Donut’s donuts the other day and I though they were kind of sweet.

    I’ve been here so long my taste buds are changing.

    • tokyo5 January 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

      Well, donuts are sweet but most people think donuts from Mister Donuts is less so.

      And my taste has changed as well. I’m not used to alot of American food anymore.

  4. Mata July 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    very well , I though , donut is goods ,

    • tokyo5 July 11, 2010 at 12:59 am #

      Do you like donuts a lot? Do you like “Mr. Donuts“?

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