Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Japanese barbeque restaurant

Number of Locations: 689

Total Investment: $781.8K - $2.1M

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 1997

About Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Gyu-Kaku restaurants were first opened in the 1990s in Japan before expanding into the U.S. Customers cook their own beef, pork, poultry, seafood, vegetables and desserts using charcoal roasters built into the restaurants' tables.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 11 2 660 16
2013 5 1 660 15
2012 3 1 655 14
2011 3 1 650 12
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $781,793 - $2,110,500
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $2,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $500,000
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 months. At company-owned restaurants : 2 months.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #404 (2015), #439 (2014),
America's Top Global: #67 (2015), #43 (2014),

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