MARKHAM, Ontario // PRNewswire // -- Sarku Japan®, the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain in the U.S., will make its international debut in Vietnam through a multi-year franchise agreement with Gami Group, one of the largest and oldest private business groups in Vietnam. The opening of 10 to 12 Sarku Japan® Teriyaki and Sushi Express restaurants is planned within the next three years.
"We are excited to be expanding the reach of the Sarku Japan® brand and entering into our first international franchise relationship," said Ben Kitay, President, Sarku Japan®. "Our partner, Gami Group, brings years of proven experience introducing new brands to Vietnam, while ensuring high standards and an exemplary experience for our new customers abroad."
"The Gami Group is delighted to introduce and develop Sarku Japan® in Vietnam," stated Dr. Nguyen Tien Dzung, Chairman, Gami Group. We anticipate long-term success and are confident that the people of Vietnam will enjoy Sarku Japan's made-to-order sushi and signature Teriyaki dishes."
Successful for over 20 years within mall food courts throughout the United States, Sarku Japan recently introduced Teriyaki and Sushi Express, its new stand alone concept and QSR franchise opportunity. With its authentic Japanese cuisine, contemporary, state-of-the-art store design and a franchise program based on their proven business model, Sarku Japan® forecasts 1000 new units to open in the US and abroad over the next ten years.
Sarku Japan® is now accepting applications for franchises from individual applications, as well as area developers.
One of the largest and oldest private business groups in Vietnam. Gami Group has successfully managed to bring brands like Mercedes Benz, Ford and Avis Rent Centers to Vietnam. Sarku Japan® represents Gami Groups' first partnership with a restaurant brand.
Vietnam is the second fastest growing economy in emerging Asia, with a population of 85 million and a booming consumer class due to the rising middle class and an increase in urbanization and incomes. According to TNS' Fast Food Lifestyle Survey 2007, covering Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the fast food market is flourishing with six out of 10 urban consumers eating out daily.
SOURCE Sarku Japan