The RAKKAN Ramen franchise is a Japanese-inspired quick-service restaurant that specializes in ramen. The brand opened in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, as a ramen bar. Several years later, the brand expanded oversees and opened its first U.S. location in Los Angeles, California. The brand's broth - which is 100% plant-based - is amped up with Dashi, a traditional  soup stock that is full of Umami. As a franchisee, you benefit from 15-days of training and a simple business model. The brand is looking for passionate entrepreneurs in North America and beyond to bring authentic ramen to communities. The initial investment ranges between $293,000 - $897,000. Ideal candidates are passionate about customer service.

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RAKKAN Ramen Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


RAKKAN Ramen is a Japanese-inspired fast-causal brand based in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Customers can appreciate that the brand's broth is 100% plant-based and there are no chicken or pork bones within its stock. The brand has a diverse menu of healthy options, and the options contain 40% less calories than typical tonkotsu ramen. There are several benefits to using 100% plant-based broth. For example, it lowers the costs of ingredients and overall investment due to the fact that you don't have to sanitize the food. Additionally, the broth can be made by chefs that are experts or beginners. Franchisees benefit from great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect a 15-day initial training  program that discusses everything you need to know about the business. This includes food prep, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. RAKKAN also provides full support services for market research, site research, and other site selections through its partner agency.
The brand was established by Ryohei Ito, a passionate chef who went to culinary school. His father was a chef, as well. After traveling around the world, Ito decided to focus on ramen. He opened the first RAKKAN restaurant in 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. After trial and error, he got his broth just right. He considered living in Hawaii and Europe, but decided on Los Angeles for his second location. The brand has opened franchise locations in Georgia, Colorado and Texas. RAKKAN's vision of using plant-based ingredients sets it apart from the competition. The brand's speciality is its fermented seasoning.

Company Details

Headquarters: Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Canada: Yes
International: Yes
Absentee: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Founded: 2011
First franchise: 2019


Support and Training Offered By RAKKAN Ramen

You can expect 15 days of training to explain everything that you need to know about the business. This includes hiring, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more. You will also be provided with full support services for market research, site research, and other site selections through its partner agency.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a RAKKAN Ramen Franchise.

What does a RAKKAN Ramen Franchise Cost?

RAKKAN Ramen franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment: $293,000 - $897,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000

Is RAKKAN Ramen a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. RAKKAN Ramen is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is RAKKAN Ramen a Home Based franchise?

No. RAKKAN Ramen is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do RAKKAN Ramen Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much RAKKAN Ramen franchisees make. RAKKAN Ramen offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does RAKKAN Ramen Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. RAKKAN Ramen franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is RAKKAN Ramen Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. RAKKAN Ramen franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is RAKKAN Ramen Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. RAKKAN Ramen franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see RAKKAN Ramen's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Food & Restaurants

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$100,000 - $250,000

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Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


RAKKAN Ramen Franchises for Sale

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