Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill
Japanese food

Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill
Japanese food

About
Founded

1994

Franchising Since

1995 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

9311 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

CEO

Stanley Ma

Parent Company

Kahala Franchising LLC

Ticker Symbol

KAHL

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$106,260 - $432,050

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$75,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%+

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Financing Options

Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10 - 15

Bio
The first Samurai Sam’s restaurant was opened by John Young, David Young, Kerry Phelps and Russ Schoene in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1994. Recognizing a need for healthy fast food alternatives, the partners created their teriyaki grill, serving chicken, steak and prawns to customers throughout Arizona.

Today there are Samurai Sam’s locations across the western United States. Samurai Sam’s is owned by Kahala, franchisor of Blimpie, Cereality, Cold Stone Creamery, Frullati Café & Bakery, Great Steak & Potato, Johnnie’s, Nrgize, Ranch 1, Rollerz, Surf City Squeeze and TacoTime.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $106,260 High - $432,050
Units
-16.7%-5 UNITS (1 Year) -16.7%-5 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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