7:01 pm - 12/19/2012
Akihabara Maid Café Opening Branch in Los Angeles
The Japanese maid café chain MaiDreamin announced on Friday that it will open a branch in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles next year. An opening date is planned no earlier than Summer 2013. Branches are also being considered in New York City and Boston.
The restaurant will hold auditions for employees out of the Los Angeles area.
Previous attempts at a maid café in North America include Detroit's Chou Anime Café, which opened in June but closed its doors in September when it failed to achieve a steady stream of customers. Chou Anime Café was briefly the only operating maid café in the United States, after California's Royal/T Maid Café closed its doors in August. Similar past attempts included Far Out Toys in San Jose, California and the iMaid Café in Scarborough, Ontario, The iMaid Café opened in 2006 and closed in 2007 due to unpaid back rent.
MaiDreamin has 11 locations in Japan with a Thai branch planned to open in Bangkok in February.