March 31, 2011 // Franchising.com // SCHAUMBURG, IL – On April 7th, 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 Schaumburg, IL with the opening of its new store-front Teriyaki and Sushi Express concept. Touting 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. Located at 1408 East Golf Road, the store will also boast a state-of-the-art Coca-Cola Freestyle machine (www.coca-colafreestyle.com). The interactive machine will allow guests to select from over 100 different Coca-Cola products using a touch screen, which activates the machine's sophisticated "PurePour" technology.
"We are thrilled to be opening the newest Sarku Japan storefront location in Schaumburg," said Bruce Kim, Director of Franchise Development. "The growing popularity of Asian Quick Service Restaurants has reflected a change in American appetites. More people are health-conscious, and Japanese food – including our made-to-order teriyaki and sushi – satisfies a desire for fast food alternatives that are low-fat and fresh."
Sarku Japan opened its first Chicago area store in 1993 at the Yorktown Mall. With the opening of the Schaumburg location, the restaurant chain will now have a total of nine locations in the area. In addition to Chicago, Sarku store-fronts are expected to open in metro markets such as Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Franchising has grown more than 40% between 2001-2008 with an estimated growth of 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:
Sarku Japan® is now accepting applications for franchises from qualified applicants. For more information about franchise opportunities visit Sarku Japan® online at www.sarkujapan.com, or contact Sarku Japan® Franchising: 1-800-668-3858 ext. 694, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A runaway hit since first opening outside of Boston 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 strong same store sales growth 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.