Iwate specialty "Wanko soba" will be discontinued Reservation cancellation One after another April 10 21:06

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the long-established soba shop, which offers a specialty product of Iwate Prefecture, Wanko Soba, has been canceled one after another, so we stopped offering Wanko Soba from this month.

A long-established store in the Meiji era, the “Higashiya” in Morioka City, is visited by many tourists every year to eat the famous wanko soba.

However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, cancellations of reservations have been made one after another, and more than 5,000 people have canceled until the end of the major holidays.

In addition, at the store, in the case of Wanko soba, the customer and the waiter who put the soba into the bowl are so close to each other that there is concern about preventing infection, so we decided to suspend serving Wanko soba from this month for the time being.

Wanko soba accounts for more than half of sales, so at the store instead, focus on selling take-out products such as bowls and distribute leaflets nearby to minimize the decrease in sales as much as possible. And

According to President Toki of the East Family, "Wanko soba is very important for communication between waiters and customers, but it is difficult to provide satisfactory service if both are scared. Then I strongly believe that business is 100%. "