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.