My bro-in-law is in town from Singapore - which has an Ippudo. He had heard a while back that our town was getting one - soon - and asked how it was.
I actually completely forgot about Ippudo opening shop here - it had fallen off my radar.
“I don’t know - the restaurant’s ability to open is almost all based on the local government’s agencies involved in approving different aspects of the building process.”
He was shocked that the process would take so long and how local govt is more of an impediment in the process.