Sarku Japan Continues Major Expansion in Metro NYC With Opening in Harlem
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Sarku Japan Continues Major Expansion in Metro NYC With Opening in Harlem

Additional Stores Include Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers and Long Island

November 20, 2012 // // HARLEM, NY – Sarku Japan®, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will take its sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Harlem. The store, which launches today on 125th Street between seventh and Lenox, is part of a major expansion of the brands franchise program into the metro NYC area, including locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers and Long Island. Traditionally located in mall food courts nationally, Sarku expanded its brand in 2008 with the launch of free-standing restaurants in major metro markets across the country.

“I am thrilled to be opening a Sarku Japan® Teriyaki and Sushi Express in the Harlem community,” said Harlem Franchisee, Vinny Vig. “With the rise of Japanese quick service cuisine, I am confident that I’ve made a smart investment and am pleased to be offering the Harlem neighborhood a healthier alternative to traditional fast food.” Vig is also part owner in Sarku’s East Meadow franchise, which opened during the summer.

“Many of our franchisees have made career changes with their decision to open a Sarku Japan® franchise,” says Bruce Kim, Assistant Vice President of Franchises. “We have former bankers, technical engineers, and sales and marketing professionals all finding success in owning and operating their own restaurant.”

According to Kim, with the popularity of healthy Japanese quick service food like teriyaki and sushi on the rise, there has never been a better time to open a Sarku Japan® franchise. The company offers franchisee support in all areas including training, operations, and marketing.

Sarku Japan® is now accepting franchise applications from qualified applicants. For more information, visit, call 1-800-668-3858 ext. 694, or email

About Sarku Japan®

Established in 1987, Sarku Japan® can be found in over 200 food courts in high-profile malls nationwide. Since 2008, Sarku Japan® has introduced free-standing restaurants in major metro markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, D.C., and Los Angeles, as well as international markets such as South America. The company’s plans for expansion include opening 15-20 corporate and franchise stores per year over the next five years. Corporate headquarters are located in Markham, Ontario Canada.


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