Sarku Japan(R) Opens Three Restaurants In Colombia

Major Franchise Deal with Frisby S.A. Fuels South American Expansion

September 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // (MARKHAM – Ontario) - Sarku Japan® http://www.sarkujapan.com, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, has opened three restaurants in Colombia, South America. This initiative is part of a multi-year master license agreement with Frisby S.A. to develop a minimum of 20 Sarku Japan® restaurants over the next 10 years.

"We have opened three locations in the past three weeks and we're very pleased with the results. We are now operating in the cities of Pereira, Medellin and Cali," said Alfredo Hoyos Mazuera, the owner of Frisby S.A. "We're welcoming long lines of enthusiastic customers who are eager to experience Sarku Japan's ® cuisine and enjoy its signature chicken teriyaki."

Frisby intends to open five more restaurants before the end of this year: 3 in Medellin (El Tesoro Mall, Oviedo Mall and Molinos Mall) one in Cali (Chipichape Mall) and one in Bogota (Calima Mall). Selected Frisby personnel were trained by a Sarku Japan® franchise operations team to ensure high quality food and service were in place at each of the new restaurants.

"We're pleased that Frisby Corporation is enjoying early success in Colombia", said Ben Kitay, President, Sarku Japan®. "Alfredo and his entire team of professionals at Frisby are the perfect partner for us in Colombia. Colombia is a vibrant and dynamic market for us to begin our SOUTH AMERICAN EXPANSION. We look forward to a long standing and mutually beneficial relationship as the Colombian people are introduced to the Sarku Japan® brand and discover our delicious Japanese cuisine."

Sarku Japan® is now accepting applications for franchises from individuals, as well as area developers, in the USA and abroad. For more information, visit http://www.sarkujapan.com, or contact Sarku Japan® Franchising at 1-800-668-3858 ext. 694 or smkfranchising@sarkujapan.com.

About Sarku Japan®

Sarku Japan is approaching 25 years of successful operation in mall food courts throughout the United States. Recently the company introduced Teriyaki and Sushi Express, its new street front concept and QSR franchise opportunity. With its delicious Japanese cuisine, contemporary store design and a turn-key franchise program based upon a successful proven business model, Sarku Japan® forecasts 1000 new units to open in the US and abroad over the next ten years.

About Frisby Corporation

Founded more than 25 years ago, Frisby S.A. started Pollos Frisby, one of the strongest consumer brands in Colombia with more than 120 restaurants in Colombia. Frisby is a growing company providing more than 1,290 direct positions and 4,000 indirect employment opportunities. The company also has a high level of social conscience and raises funds to benefit more than 500 children whose families lack the economic resources to afford the cost of pre-school, elementary and secondary studies. www.frisby.com.co

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