Interested in running a restaurant franchise, with enough working capital to make it happen and a ton of love for Asian cuisine? Then why not start your own Yakinori Japanese restaurant? Keep reading, and you’ll discover everything you need to know about Yakinori, from the franchise’s history all the way to the current cost of investment.
For noodles, bento and sushi, you cannot beat Yakinori’s click and collect and eat-in dining options. UK customers absolutely adore Yakinori, from its delicious menu to its fun and interactive sushi masterclasses. If you decide to launch your own noodle bar franchise under the popular Yakinori brand name, you’ll have a strong built-in customer base coming through your restaurant’s doors from day one.
Does Yakinori franchise in the UK?
If owning a Yakinori noodle franchise sounds like just your cup o’ noodles, you’ll be pleased to know that yes, Yakinori does franchise in the UK. Should you choose to join the ever-expanding Yakinori network and make a franchise investment in 2022, you’ll then be fully supported in building your Yakinori branch. The support will run from day one all the way to years and years down the line. You’ll never be in it alone when you’re a part of the Yakinori family.
For example: You’ll be assisted with site sourcing and fit-out, and you’ll be helped to set up flexible, income-diversifying options like takeaway and delivery alongside your restaurant space. Plus, you’ll have the option to expand your menu of offerings with Pokenori, which “ can increase revenue whilst utilising the same site” [Yakinori]. You’ll then be offered all the support and guidance you need moving forwards!
The history of Yakinori, a pioneer in the Asian restaurant sector
Expect flavourful bao buns, bento boxes, ramen, gyoza, sushi, noodles, Japanese beers and more. We use only the finest quality ingredients across our menu to give our customers an authentic experience with real Japanese flavours. At Yakinori we also cater to vegetarian and vegan diets, bringing the taste of Japan to everyone.
Yakinori has been serving delicious dishes to customers since 2008, and the franchise has seen the landscape of the noodle bar sector shift dramatically during this time. More customers become interested in the unique and exciting flavours of Asian cuisine with each passing year, and Yakinori has been able to capitalise on this demand, continuing its expansion.
You could now become a part of that expansion, launching your own Yakinori franchise and enjoying the same healthy levels of demand. From the style and vibe of a Yakinori restaurant to the unbeatable food served by the brand, there’s nothing a lover of Asian cuisine and culture won’t adore.
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Start a franchise selling tasty Yakinori japanese cuisine
If all you’ve learned about Yakinori so far in this article has left you ever more excited to make your franchise investment and start your own restaurant franchise with the brand, keep reading. The three questions below (and their answers) will tell you everything you need to know in order to make a fully informed investment choice...
1. How do you go about launching your own Yakinori restaurant?
When you’re ready to take the next step and register your interest, you can do so by visiting Yakinori’s Point Franchise profile page (linked above) and clicking ‘Request Information’. Note, before you do, that the ideal franchisee doesn’t need previous food service experience in order to thrive with the brand. Yakinori is confident that the training provided to you will equip you for success regardless of your background. That said, there are certain things Yakinori IS looking for in an ideal franchisee:
- The ability to provide fantastic customer service
- Drive, motivation and determination
- A people-centric approach
- A passion for good quality food
- A love of Japanese cuisine and culture (Do you know your sashimi from your nigiri and your maki from your temaki?)
We are searching for people who share our values and enthusiasm for our brand. People who are vibrant, self-motivated and have experience in the food industry will be highly successful with a Yakinori franchise. Although experience in the food industry is beneficial, it is not mandatory.
2. How much do you need to invest?
In order to become a Yakinori franchisee, you’ll need to make a minimum initial investment of £25,000, with a package fee of around £230,000 (depending on the size of your site and the specific location of your site). These costs include fit-out, lease acquisition, professional fees, construction, equipment, stock and launch.
3. What do you get for your investment?
Training and support will be made available to you to ensure you understand how we operate as well as our business policies and procedures. Ongoing support will also be provided by our head office team, helping you run your business confidently. Your success is our success, so we are here to ensure your business is profitable and thriving.
As a Yakinori franchisee, you’ll have access to a comprehensive franchise package, inclusive of a programme of initial training and a wealth of ongoing support. You’ll be catered for and you’ll have someone to turn to every step of the way, as your franchisor will be as invested in your Yakinori branch’s success as you are. You’ll receive, in short:
- The rights to own and operate a Yakinori franchise
- A full programme of initial training covering all aspects of business
- Ongoing training and support
- A detailed franchise operations manual
- Site acquisition assistance
- Equipment and stock purchasing support
- Funding support (if required)
- Access to nominated suppliers
- Centralised sales, marketing and PR support
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Yakinori franchise opportunities are a great option when it comes to running your own business
Investing with Yakinori is a really great option, and a way of entering the world of business ownership with a built-in customer base and a huge amount of support and guidance. If you think you have what it takes to run a noodle bar franchise, be sure to explore a range of options before you settle on one, from Yakinori to options like Thai Express and Shoryu Ramen.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©