Ginger Sushi Boutique Might Be New, but its Concept Is Tried-and-True
Revolutionary sushi concept is exploding into the United States after nearly 20 years of proving the model in Canada
Entrepreneurs choose franchise opportunities based on several factors: support, cost of ownership, return on investment and proven concepts that entrepreneurs can replicate and scale. Those reasons and more make Ginger Sushi Boutique™ a compelling investment opportunity in 2019.
While Ginger Sushi Boutique is new to the United States market, the concept has been proven for nearly 20 years in Canada, where we are known as Sushi Shop™. With over 150 locations, Sushi Shop is one of Canada’s largest sushi franchises, with millions of devoted fans. Most importantly, we have helped dozens of entrepreneurs open a sushi business that is straightforward to manage, easy to scale and quick to become a dynamic part of the communities we serve.
Ginger Sushi Boutique is bringing this proven concept to the United States, where sushi is an enormously popular and enormously underserved segment. We’re actively seeking entrepreneurs with a passion for sushi, for leading a team and for taking a meaningful role in their communities to join us as we rapidly expand across the nation.
“To be successful, you need to be operationally better than everyone else, and your food has to stand out in distinctive ways,” says Marc Benzacar, Senior Vice President of Sushi Shop. “We’re excited about the wide-open growth potential of the U.S. market, and look forward to expanding into the U.S.”
You don’t need experience to thrive with Ginger Sushi Boutique
Opening a sushi restaurant might sound like an overwhelming venture, and it would be — if you were doing it on your own. However, the majority of our franchise owners had zero experience running a restaurant, let alone a sushi restaurant, before franchising with us.
While most of them did not know the first thing about how to prepare sushi before they joined our brand, all of our franchisees can now masterfully prepare and serve all of the items on our diverse and innovative menu. Like them, you will be sent to an operating restaurant for four weeks of immersive training. You will achieve expertise preparing and serving our products, including learning how to hand-roll our sushi. You will work in every role in the restaurant — greeting customers, using the POS system, taking inventory and managing a crew. By the end of your training experience, you will be ready to open your restaurant.
One of the perks of becoming a Ginger Sushi Boutique franchisee is that you will have the support of Kahala Brands™ and MTY Group™, two franchise giants who own approximately 60 brands and have franchises more than 5,500 locations in nearly 30 countries. A franchisor of this size comes with an in-house marketing and public relations team, which will potentially reduce the expense of promoting your business, and can also reduce the stress level generated by marketing a business on your own, as our team provides extensive, ongoing marketing support.
“I was in international logistics trade law before I decided to franchise with Sushi Shop,” says Jimmy Bean, owner of a Sushi Shop in Alexis Nihon, Montreal. “There’s a phenomenal support infrastructure within the franchise that allows you to master this business. In the United States market, there is nothing like Ginger Sushi Boutique. You can start on day one and hit a home run because this is a business model that is easy to understand, and it is easy for your customers to understand. It’s a win-win.”