Teriyaki Experience Expands Presence into Puerto Rico

Asian Quick Serve Concept to Open Two San Juan Restaurant Locations in Summer 2011

June 27, 2011 // Franchising.com // OAKVILLE, ON – Teriyaki Experience has made an international splash over the past nearly 25 years with customers who are seeking quick and healthy Japanese fast food. On the heels of the company's worldwide expansion plans, the concept is getting ready to break into Puerto Rico by opening two restaurant locations in San Juan this summer.

The first location, which is scheduled to open late summer, will be located inside the main hospital complex at the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo. The second restaurant will open soon after at 221 Ave Juan Ponce De León on The Golden Mile (Milla de Oro). The new restaurants are part of a local growth initiative to develop 12 locations throughout Puerto Rico over the next five years.

"Asian cuisine has become popular in Puerto Rico and our two new locations will provide families and business professionals the opportunity to stop in for an affordable meal that they can bring home to their family," said Rafael Perez, Teriyaki Experience's area developer for Puerto Rico. "Teriyaki Experience offers customers flavorful and convenient meals that are great for anyone who is on-the-run. The hospital and The Golden Mile will be perfect spots to serve customers who are seeking a quick meal."

While Teriyaki Experience prepares meals with their signature Asian cooking sauce, the QSR concept also offers customers the option of cooking their food with water to minimize calorie and fat content. Using the teppanyaki griddle to prepare meals fast and fresh, sizzling meals are prepared in less than three minutes and right before customers' eyes. The menu features a selection of rice and noodle meals, soups, wraps, salads and sushi. Most menu items have less than 10 grams of fat and contain less than 600 calories.

Each meal combines garden fresh vegetables with all-white meat chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, and a choice of Japanese steamed rice, yakisoba or udon noodles and topped with the customer's choice of Sweet Chili, Pan-Asian Temptation, or the famous signature Teriyaki sauce.

The growth of the restaurant industry has presented Teriyaki Experience with an ample opportunity for growth. Industry experts expect industry sales to reach over $600 billion in 20011.

"Over the next few years, we will be working diligently in order to successfully position ourselves as the industry leader in Puerto Rico," said Nick Veloce, President & COO of Teriyaki Experience.

For more information about Teriyaki Experience, please contact Joe Arancio, Vice President of U.S. Development, at (800) 555-5726 x300 or email at jarancio@teriyakiexperience.com. For more information on franchising opportunities in Puerto Rico, contact Rafael Perez at (787) 765-9364.

About Teriyaki Experience

Founded in 1986, Teriyaki Experience is an Japanese-inspired quick serve franchise dedicated to serving delicious, healthy alternatives to traditional fast food. As a leader in one of the hottest and fastest-growing segments in the restaurant industry, the company boasts over 135 operating locations and more than 475 additional restaurants are committed to open throughout the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, South and Central America, South Africa and the Caribbean. For more information on Teriyaki Experience, visit www.teriyakiexperience.com.

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