Sanrio Co. Ltd.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Hello Kitty Cafe Coming to Orange County!

    As a little girl, Hello Kitty was the epitome of cool. I'd purchase pastel pens and pencils, gum that (maybe) lasted 20 minutes and collect all the trinkets they'd tape to our bags. Back in 2010 was my first sighting of a Hello Kitty mobile of sorts: they didn't carry food yet, but I scored a coin p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Din Tai Fung At South Coast Plaza Opens TODAY!

    They were originally scheduled to open this past spring, right? But you know how it goes. Especially from a highly anticipated chain moving into a coveted corner location. When you knock McDonald's down, it better be for a gold mine. With Uniqlo scheduled to open after Labor Day (there's currently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Ten Best Inflatable Animals, Blow-Up Dolls, and Other Party Props

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Sure, they're inflatable. But try explaining that to someone rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Violating Hello Kitty & Disney Mice Costs Anaheim Business Owners $80,000

    Two people tied to an Anaheim business must pay nearly $80,000 for violating copyright protections on Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse products, OC Weekly has learned.A federal judge inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana this month determined that Carlos Rocca and Roxana ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012

    Hello Kitty: Forever Kitty

    [Trendzilla] Onch Movement teams up with Forever21 to reinvent Sanrio's iconic feline

  • Culture

    September 27, 2012

    'Angry Little Girls' Goes Hollywood

    [Trendzilla] Lela Lee's cult comic strip becomes an animated series—with Margaret Cho!

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    [UPDATED: It's Tomorrow!] Yogurtland and Sanrio Team Up Again To Launch All-New Merch

    UPDATE: The collab hits stores tomorrow, July 10! Get ready to start spooning. ORIGINAL POST: New spoons! New cups! New pictures of yourself holding said spoons and cups to post on Facebook! The cat is back--Hello Kitty, that is. From July 10 through Labor Day weekend, the famous feline an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    On the Line: Phillip Chang of Yogurtland, Part Three

    Our interview with Yogurtland's founder comes and goes as quickly as a swirly cup of deliciousness. As if he isn't busy enough, Phillip has big plans for the team: They're moving! Leaving the home of ducks, angels and mice, the fro-yo headquarters is headed south to (drum roll, please) . . . . Irvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Hawaiian Revolving Sushi Chain Opens First California Store In Santa Ana

    ​As Dave reported back in November, Genki Sushi--the revolving sushi chain that practically owns the revolving sushi market in Hawaii (there are 10 on the small island of Oahu alone)--is now open, taking over a defunct Sanrio store at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. The restaurant, which by the way i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Genki Revolving Sushi Restaurant to Open in MainPlace Mall

    ​Genki Sushi, a kaiten (revolving) sushi restaurant that's huge in Hawaii and has spread to Seattle, will open its first California location in the Westfield MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. The sushi-ya will be located on the first floor near JCPenney, next to the children's train ride. It looks to b ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 3, 2011

    Hello Kitty Is 37!

    [Trendzilla] Tokidoki and Nooka collaborate with our favorite kittenpants for her birthday

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Cuteness in a Cup: Yogurtland Partners with Sanrio 

    Fr​o-yo fans, prepare to fight off a swarm of kawaii lovers for your next cup of self-serve frozen goodness.Anaheim-based Yogurtland is collaborating with cuteness empire Sanrio, stocking its 130 locations with spoons, cups and collectibles featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Keroppi and Chococat.

  • Culture

    April 7, 2011

    Vans Goes Off the Wall and Onto Your Feet

    [Trendzilla] Featuring new collaborations this summer with Jesse Jo, Helly Kitty and APC, the OC stalwart remains relevant

  • Culture

    January 13, 2011

    Sephora Offers More Hello Kitty

    [Trendzilla] Lip balm, nail lacquer and more for those of you hopelessly obsessed with the mouthless cat

  • Culture

    October 28, 2010

    Sanrio Trucks Its Kawaii to Tustin

    [Trendzilla] The Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop Tour brings the awesomely cute to OC

  • Culture

    July 29, 2010

    These Boots Are Made for Hello Kitty

    [Trendzilla] Dr. Martens experience a femme revival

  • Culture

    May 27, 2010

    Hello Kitty + Skateboards = Art

    [Trendzilla] Girl Skateboards all decked out, Sanrio-style

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Three Apples Reception Saturday Night

    Tomorrow night marks the artist party for the Three Apples Hello Kitty Themed art show on exhibit at Royal T through November 15. There's lots of reasons to check this reception out - goodie bags to the first 100 visitors, live group paintings being created as you watch, photo ops with Hello Ki ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Mmm . . . Vittles

    Hardtack, biscuits & gravy, salt pork, beef jerky, burritos, falafel, & banh mi—you know, cowboy  food

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007


    Hello Kitty!

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Food

    September 18, 2003

    Shrimp Balls and Chococat Coitus

    Our critic comes clean on his carnal indiscretions while dining at Yujean Kangs

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Diary of a Mad Coffeehouse

    The year in soulful scribbles