Restaurant Experience Not Required to Open a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop Franchise

World-class teams and experts in franchising provide immersive training in every aspect of operating a successful sushi restaurant

Popular Canadian brand Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™ franchise is new to the United States, but in Canada our proven model has grown our sushi concept to more than 150 locations since our launch in 2000. The popular brand, known in Canada as Sushi Shop™, has made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs without restaurant experience to own and operate a successful sushi restaurant through a proven business model, streamlined operations and robust training platform.

While sushi is certainly not new to American consumers, no one prepares and serves sushi in Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop’s signature style. Few restaurant brands can say they are backed by not one, but two, of the largest franchisors in the world with vast experience in growing restaurant concepts. With over 60 brands and more than 5,500 restaurants around the world, including Cold Stone Creamery, Pinkberry and more, Kahala Brands™ and the MTY Group™ know what tools and training franchisees need to thrive.

“Sushi has an incredible following in the United States,” says Ray Zansi, Vice President of Franchise Development with Ginger Sushi. “With sushi, you’re in a market not everyone is in. Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop offers an incredible product, incredible training and incredible design. All of that makes for a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs who are passionate about sushi in the United States. This is a brand an entrepreneur can take pride in.”Individual sushi maki pieces in several colors ginger sushi franchise

Ginger Sushi franchisees have direct access to industry-leading support

Many Ginger Sushi franchise owners joined the brand new to the concept of franchising as well as the sushi business. One of the perks of becoming a Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop franchise owner is that you will have the support of the experienced franchising teams at Kahala Brands™ and MTY Group™ every step of the way, from grand opening and beyond. 

While the majority of our franchisees come from backgrounds outside the food industry, all of them can now masterfully prepare and serve the items on our diverse and innovative menu. Like them, you will be sent to an operating restaurant for four weeks of immersive training and leave knowing how to prepare and serve our products, including learning how to hand-roll our sushi. You will work in every role in the restaurant — from the front of the house and greeting customers to learning how to use the POS system, take inventory and manage a team of employees. By the end of your training experience, you will be ready to open your restaurant.

Once your Ginger Sushi restaurant is open, our in-house marketing and public relations team will be a tremendous resource for you. Our teams provide branding guidelines to help you effectively manage your social media accounts and communicate with customers. In addition, because Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop is regularly releasing innovative products to get customers excited, we also provide a steady flow of local promotional and marketing materials which, in turn, results in a steady flow of customers.

“The growth of our franchisees is most important to us,” says Marc Benzacar, Senior Vice President with Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop in Canada. “The success of our franchisees is our success. Because of this, we hold their input in extremely high regard. This is a collaboration, and we work hard to serve our franchisees well.”

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