Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Japanese barbecue restaurants
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#227 Ranked #240 last year
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Initial investment
$1.2M - $2.5M
Units as of 2020
801 10.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Industry
Food
Founded
1996
Parent Company
Reins Int'l. USA
Leadership
Ryo Tozu, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1997 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
60
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
801 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
20000 Mariner Ave., #500
Torrance, CA 90503

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$50,000
Initial Investment
$1,200,444 - $2,526,540
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000 - $2,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
4.5-5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
304 hours
Classroom Training
46 hours
Additional Training
Online training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
35
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #227

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #122

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #75

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Updated: February 8th, 2021