MINISTOP CO., LTD. (ミニストップ株式会社, Minisutoppu
Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO : 9946), a member of ÆON , operates the
MINISTOP convenience store franchise chain in
Japan . Unlike most
other convenience stores in Japan,
Ministop stores feature a kitchen
that prepares sandwiches, snacks and take out bento boxes on demand,
and has a seating area where customers can sit down and eat
The usual Japanese convenience store goods are available, such as
magazines , manga comic books, soft drinks , contraceptives , onigiri
; services include bill payment, photocopying, ticket purchase for
events and ATM access.
Ministop also has its own unique brand of fast
food . The menu varies according to season and periodical promotions.
A typical selection might include hot dogs , sandwiches , frozen
desserts such as soft serve ice cream , kariman and chūkaman—Siopao
-style buns with various fillings.
Ministop also operates in South
Korea , the