The Asian food industry has a stigma as cheap Chinese food or expansive sushi with nothing in between. Balance Pan-Asian Grille is looking to change that. CJ, the founder of the Asian-inspired fast-casual concept, grew up in South Korea with his mother, who installed within him a love of food. After his dad passed away, they decided to move to the U.S. and start their own restaurant. Inspired by the success of that restaurant, the founder opened Balance Pan-Asian Grille after graduating college. Balance is on a mission to serve happiness through food. The emerging Ohio-based fast- causal brand is looking for experienced multi-unit operators who want to devisify their portfolios with an area development commitment of at least five locations. The initial investment is between $747,482 - $1,138,116, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $35,000. Qualified candidates need a net worth of least $1,000,000 and $500,000 in cash. Royalty fees are 6% of gross sales, and the territory fee is $87,500.
The emerging fast causal brand currently has wide open territories across the U.S. Ideal candidates should be aligned with the brand's values of health and happiness. Customers and franchise owners appreciate that the fast-casual brand's food is made with fresh ingredients and prepared daily. The food is also delivered in biodegradable packaging, which is good for the environment. The brand has a digital-first approach for both costumers and employees. This includes a kiosk and app-based ordering, training, task lists and more. Balance values its employees, whose average tenure is 2.5 year, and 75% are trained to become shift leaders.