Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™ Rolls into North Carolina with New Signed Franchise Agreement
Emerging U.S. Sushi Franchise Collaborates with Local Entrepreneurs to Open Restaurant in Charlotte
March 26, 2019 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™ an emerging eatery in the U.S. specializing in the creation of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese specialties, announced that it has signed a franchise development agreement with husband-and-wife team Rajat and Anu Bedi to open one location in Charlotte. The new Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is expected to bring up 18 new jobs to the area.
The first Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop, known in Canada as Sushi Shop™ opened in 2000 and has since grown to more than 150 locations throughout our neighbor to the north. In summer 2018, the first U.S. location opened in Florida to rave reviews. When the Bedis open their location, residents of Charlotte will quickly come to crave Ginger Sushi’s excellent traditional sushi rolls, new favorites like poke, and its genre-bending, postmodern approach to the franchise’s other signature items. The Sushi Tacos feature lobster, salmon or tuna in a crispy wonton shell, and the Sushi Burritos take traditional sushi flavor profiles and roll them in rice.
Opening the area’s first Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is not the first foray into franchising for the Bedis – they recently opened a Which Wich® sandwich franchise in Concord, N.C. and Anu has previous experience managing a Subway®. Rajat currently works in finance at Wells Fargo® Bank, and in her spare time, Anu is an avid Indian food cook.
“Sushi Shop’s/Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop’s Canadian presence has grown to over 150 locations because people fell in love with the inventive and creative menu, and we anticipate Americans will be just as passionate about the innovative sushi concept. We are thrilled that Charlotte is one of the first markets to welcome Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop, and we’re happy to collaborate with experienced franchise owners like the Bedis,” said John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
Acquired by MTY Franchising USA and managed by Kahala Brands™, the Bedis and other franchisees of Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop have the benefit of the franchisor’s unrivaled franchisee support. Every franchisee has full access to an R&D team with chefs dedicated to sweet and savory menu innovations, an in-house social media team, an in-house creative team to help with ads, promos and coupons, a full-service construction team, a hands-on, week-long training program, continuing education and more.
Charlotte’s first Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is expected to open in late 2019.
About Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop
For over 18 years, Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop, known in Canada as Sushi Shop, has specialized in the creation of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese specialties. Prepared fresh with care by a staff of sushi chefs, the company's products offer exceptional flavor, superior freshness, and positive health benefits. Owned by MTY Franchising USA, Inc. Sushi Shop/Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop has more than 150 locations in Quebec and Ontario and is actively expanding the premium brand in the United States.
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