BOSTON, MA /24-7PressRelease/ -- On August 12th, Sarku Japan the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, takes its sizzling Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of College Park, MD with the opening of a new store-front Teriyaki and Sushi Express franchise. Located at 10280 Baltimore Avenue, the store touts the brand promise "Fresh Happens Here". Sarku chefs prepare made-to-order sushi and signature Teriyaki recipes on a Teppanyaki grill, fresh for guests to enjoy.
College Park Franchisee, Ms. Shen Lin, originally from southern China, had always dreamt of starting her own business but instead began a career in sales and international business. Now after 20 years in the United States, Ms. Lin, is opening Maryland's first Sarku Japan store-front. "It's such a thrill to be a new business owner and a pleasure to join the Sarku Japan franchise team," explains Ms. Lin. "Sarku's approach to offering fresh made-to-order sushi and teriyaki is on point with the current trends in Japanese cuisine."
Franchising has grown more than 40% between 2001-2008 and is expected to grow another 18,000 units in 2010, creating new job opportunities and new sources of income.
Sarku Japan franchise owners enjoy the benefits of a proven successful franchise operating formula including:
In addition to the franchise opening in College Park, new Sarku locations are underway in New York and New Jersey areas, as well as Orland Park, IL.
A runaway hit since first opening outside of Boston just over 20 years ago, Sarku Japan currently has over 200 locations in food courts within high-profile mall locations throughout 37 states. New franchise store-front locations are slated to open in successful strip malls and shopping centers with strong population density, high traffic counts, good visibility and ample parking. With same store sales growth of 5%, even in this tough economy, and the mainstreaming of Japanese food as a leading trend, Sarku Japan is poised to become one of the nation's most popular restaurant franchises.