Parent Company Kahala Brands Featured in QSR Magazine

Joining forces with MTY Group proves to be a winning combination in providing world-class support to Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchisees

Ginger Sushi restaurant employees at work

There’s strength in numbers and nowhere in franchising is that more apparent than with Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™- under the Kahala Brands umbrella since 2016 and managed by MTY Group, both powerhouse global franchise companies. Kahala alone has helped build more than two dozen brands expand their footprint, an operational advantage recently spotlighted by QSR magazine.

The article discussed the franchisor’s rich history of brand innovation, and how it continues to enhance the operational systems that have allowed more than two dozen brands to continually expand their footprint. That includes Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise owners, who have grown businesses thanks to input, expertise and support provided by the leadership at MTY Group, which was purchased by Kahala in 2016. It’s a compelling story, and one that merits attention from anyone looking to launch a small business, says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.

The pluses of a powerhouse portfolio

In the article, Wuycheck explains that Kahala wants Ginger Sushi franchise owners to know they are in business for themselves, but not by themselves. In addition to the marketing and operations support provided by the world-class team at MTY, as parent company Kahala is there to ensure all the based are covered, from point-of-sale and back-office systems to site acquisition and anything else an owner might want help with long the way.

“As I told QSR, Kahala is not the norm — and that is OK,” Wuycheck says. “Through thoughtful, deliberate development of well-known brands, as well as the addition of new ones, Kahala has been able to build an operation that can support franchise owners around the world.”

High quality remains the benchmark

While Kahala’s portfolio includes many different types of food brands, all are known for their excellent products. “Kahala is able to bring so much to a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise owner, as well as to those who own our other brands,” he says.

Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is now bringing this proven concept to the United States, where sushi is a $3 billion annual industry that continues to grow. 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.

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