Sho Express

The Sho Express franchise is a Kentucky-based Japanese restaurant business. The brand is looking to capitalize on the growing Asian food sector of the fast-casual industry. With multiple locations already in operation, the fast-casual brand is looking to expand with franchise partners. The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and following a proven system. In terms of an initial investment, you can expect it to range between $476,500 - $1,013,750, which includes a $40,000 franchise fee. Ideal candidates need at least $125,000 in cash and a net worth of $475,000. The brand specializes in offering traditional hibachi in a fun environment. Catering, private events, and gift cards are added revenue streams. 

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Sho Express Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

In the U.S., Japanese cuisine is a top choice. A franchise to consider is Sho Express. The mastermind behind the brand is Ronny Salvador, and its menu includes bowls, sushi, bento boxes, appetizers, deep fried rolls, and more. After opening several locations, the brand is looking to expand with franchise partners. Customers appreciate the friendly atmosphere and fast, convenient service that keep them coming back for more. Franchisees with the Kentucky-based brand benefit from a proven system, a network of vendors established by the franchisor, and don't need a ton of experience to be successful. The brand was established in 1994 and began franchising in 2020. The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and following a proven system. In terms of an initial investment, you can expect it to range between $476,500 - $1,013,750, which includes a $40,000 franchise fee. Ideal candidates need at least $125,000 in cash and a net worth of $475,000. Catering, private events, and gift cards are added revenue streams. 
You will also be provided with great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect assistance with real estate, site selection, store design, operations, technology, marketing, accounting, and legal. You will also go through an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about running the program. This includes hiring, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing. There is also research and development for new products and brand building; an operations manual; and continuing education to keep you and your team members in the know. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Bowling Green, KY 42101
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Founded: 1994
First franchise: 2020 

Support and Training Offered By Sho Express

In terms of support and training, you can expect assistance with real estate, site selection, store design, operations, technology, marketing, accounting, and legal. You will also go through an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about running the program. This includes hiring, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Sho Express Franchise.

What does a Sho Express Franchise Cost?

Sho Express franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $125,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
Initial Investment: $476,500 - $1,013,750
Net Worth Requirement: $475,000

Is Sho Express a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Sho Express 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 Sho Express a Home Based franchise?

No. Sho Express is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Sho Express Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Sho Express Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Sho Express franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Sho Express Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Sho Express franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Sho Express Looking for International franchisees?

No. Sho Express franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Sho Express's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Sho Express Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Sho Express franchises for sale. We may have Sho Express franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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