Specialty Shop: flor flor, Until June 30th
From June 1st, the tapioca drink specialty shop “flor flor” (with store locations within Fukui Prefecture, including Fukui City) began a campaign for customers to trade in their government-issued cloth masks, of which every household within Japan is being distributed two, for a drink of their choice. The masks will then be donated to nursery schools and welfare facilities within Fukui Prefecture.
The specialty shop is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, and has been developing as a nationwide franchise, with shop locations within Fukui Prefecture, of two in Fukui City and one in Echizen City. All the shop locations collectively decided to take the cloth masks, created through tax funds, and work hard as “a bridge to those to need it now”.
Customers can trade in their masks and choose among all 42 beverage choices, including milk tea, fresh juice, and the frozen drinks. The beverages are popular for its springy and chewy textures, using fresh tapioca made from domestic ingredients.
“For those who don’t need the cloth masks, please bring it to the store and enjoy a tapioca drink!” said Miki Maeda (aged 29), manager of the Fukui-Koyo location.
Only unopened masks can be traded in; minors looking to trade in masks will need their parent’s or guardian’s permission. The trade-in campaign will be carried out until June 30th.