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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#318 Ranked #339 last year
- Initial investment
$1.4M - $3.1M
- Units as of 2022
45 40.6% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Jinya Ramen Bar franchise.
Customers enjoying a steaming bowl of ramen, slow-cooked to mouth-watering perfection in a flavorful broth, is what Jinya Ramen Bar strives to be known for.
The Jinya Ramen Bar menu is made up of a delectable selection of slow-cooked ramen in six different broths. These broths come alive after being simmered with chicken, whole pork bones, and vegetables for no less than 20 hours. The Jinya Ramen Bar restaurants may have a sleek and contemporary Japanese ambiance that brings the food to life in an atmosphere that feels like home.
Jinya Ramen Bar opened for business in 2010 and began franchising in 2012. There are over 30 Jinya Ramen Bar locations across the United States.
Why You May Want to Start a Jinya Ramen Bar Franchise
The founder, Tomo Takahashi, opened the restaurant to keep his father's dream alive. When Tomo first came to the U.S. in 2010 and couldn't find any authentic Japanese ramen to enjoy, he knew that he had to recreate it and created Jinya Ramen Bar in the U.S., serving up authentic Japanese dishes with traditional Japanese charm.
To start and own a Jinya Ramen Bar franchise, you should be passionate about ramen. The process through which the noodles are prepared, through dedication and passion, carries the spirit of the Jinya Ramen Bar. A franchisee should also be meticulous and have keen attention to detail.
What Might Make a Jinya Ramen Bar Franchise a Good Choice?
The Jinya Ramen Bar menu is unique thanks to its offering of slow-cooked ramen in flavorful broths. With the business riding on the family legacy, they have grown with locations in multiple states and could expand to a location near you.
Jinya Ramen Bar has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
How To Open a Jinya Ramen Bar Franchise
As you decide if opening a Jinya Ramen Bar franchise is the right decision for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the Jinya Ramen Bar brand and your local area to see if a franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
Jinya Ramen Bar offers its franchisees training which includes an initial training program as well as on-the-job training. Franchisees with Jinya Ramen Bar will enjoy marketing and technological support as they run their business. The franchisor has partnered with third-party financiers to help you cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll.
To be part of the Jinya Ramen Bar team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
About Jinya Ramen Bar
- Franchising Since
- 2012 (10 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
- # of Units
- 45 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Jinya Ramen Bar 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $1,395,000 - $3,066,000
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Jinya Ramen Bar has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
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
- 366 hours
- Classroom Training
- 34 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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Franchise 500 Ranking History
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