I saw those words in the textbook Marugoto A1. There is no explanation, just some examples of those stores (すしや、うどんや、ピザや).

The ーさん ending suggest that is a person, maybe the person that cooks that dish.


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They are exactly same. Appending さん after a store is common. The latter is a more polite form. However, the latter is not used in formal writing.

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    And おすしやさん sounds fairly childish. If you are talking to a little kid, then using おすしやさん may be better.
    – isayamag
    Nov 13, 2014 at 6:14

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