Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop Franchise Meets Underserved Market for High Quality Creative Sushi
American consumers are eating out more and Ginger Sushi is poised to meet their demand for fresh, creative food
Americans are eating out more than ever, with restaurant spending set to hit an all-time high in 2019, according to data from the National Restaurant Association, and the $3 billion sushi industry is poised to capture that market. While sushi is popular in America, there aren’t many sushi-centric fast-casual, affordable concepts from which consumers can choose.
Enter Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™ franchise, a unique popular Canadian concept that stands out among American restaurant options. Canadian diners know and love us as Sushi Shop™. In fact, we’ve grown to more than 150 locations since our launch in 2000. Today Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is a first-to-market franchise opportunity for U.S. entrepreneurs set on transforming the way Americans think about and consume sushi.
“Sushi is now part of mainstream culture, and Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is an opportunity to get in on a first-to-market concept that we haven’t seen in the United States,” says Marc Benzacar, Senior Vice President with Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop in Canada. “We’re not a traditional sushi restaurant. We have our own approach to Japanese cuisine. While you can see a California roll anywhere, our sushi looks and tastes different than anything else. Our products are extremely original. That’s a key differentiator for us, and it is why we’ve been able to become as popular as we have in Canada.”
Ginger Sushi offers owners multiple revenue streams
While Ginger Sushi owners can capitalize on the uniqueness of the brand, they also can benefit from multiple revenue streams that appeal to consumers in various stages of dining needs. Our innovative menu is the cornerstone of what we do, offering entrees that appeal to the most experienced sushi connoisseur and to those just trying sushi. Our menu includes items that appeal to those who are mindful of their diet, including vegetarians and vegans. We also have expanded our menu to feature items that augment our brand. We’re the largest seller of Poke bowls in Canada and offer sushi burgers and salads, as well as chicken.
We also make it easy for consumers to satisfy their sushi cravings in multiple ways. While we strive to create a high-end, Zen-like atmosphere through our modern restaurant design, we know that many consumers are on the go and need fresh, high-quality ready-made takeout options. Our grab-n-go section is ideal for those customers. Our franchisees also can reach corporate clients and other groups through a lucrative catering option. And lastly, we embrace the opportunity to reach clients through popular third-party delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Postmates.