Teriyaki and Sushi Express
Sarku Japan is the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant(QSR) operator in the United States, with a rapidly growing network of over 200 restaurants in 37 states. It continually sets the standard for the industry and constantly seek new growth opportunities by leveraging on proven brand concepts to satisfy consumer demand.
Founded in 1987, Sarku Japan introduced fresh “made-to-order” Japanese cuisine prepared with high quality ingredients to provide a healthy, nutritious alternative to traditional fast food meals. Sarku Japan was the first to establish the concept of Teppanyaki-style, freshly cooked Japanese cuisine in food courts of major regional shopping centers. Today, it is still the only QSR operator to offer this distinguishing Teppanyaki feature as a national standard.
Now, Sarku Japan is bringing its Japanese cuisine from mall food courts to the streets, launching a new store-front concept under the brand name Sarku Japan – Teriyaki and Sushi Express, which successfully debuted in Woburn, Massachusetts in 2008. This national expansion initiative calls for significant growth in select markets over the next few years by providing franchising opportunities.
Sarku Japan’s future growth is supported by new corporate headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, which feature a fully integrated back-office support centre to meet the needs of the field operations team.
Sarku Japan is now offering single and multi-unit franchise opportunities to qualified candidates.
With Japanese food and sushi entering the mainstream, Asian Quick Service Restaurants is one of today’s hottest franchising trends. Its growing popularity reflects a change in American appetites. More people are health-conscious, and Japanese food – including Sarku Japan’s made-to-order teriyaki and sushi – satisfies a desire for fast food alternatives that are low-fat and fresh. Sarku Japan’s authentic Japanese cuisine is trans-fat free and contains no MSG.
Currently Sarku Japan is focusing on developing the “Teriyaki and Sushi Express” concept with free-standing and strip mall locations.
Company Name: Sarku Japan
Year Established: 1987
Country of Origin: USA
Contact Person: Bruce Kim
Type of Franchise Available: Single, Multi Units and International
Number of Units: 200+
Size of Units: 700 sq. ft. – 2100 sq. ft.
Franchise Fees: US$30,000
Franchise Term (years): 10 years
Marketing/A & P Fund: 3%
Estimated Initial Capital: US$225,000 – US$449,000