What Do Our Franchisees Have to Say?
Owners open up about what they love about their sushi franchise businesses
Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop™ is brand-new to the United States market; the first location is scheduled to open in Florida in the summer of 2018. But our brand is not new. In Canada, we are known as Sushi Shop™, and we are loved for our unique and innovative approach to sushi and Japanese cuisine. Since our founding in 2000, we have grown to over 150 locations in Canada. In the process, we have made sushi far more accessible and more adventurous to more consumers.
Our proven business model has helped entrepreneurs with a passion for sushi to realize their dreams of owning a sushi business. The overwhelming majority of our franchisees did not have significant experience in the sushi business or knowledge of how to create and prepare sushi with the excellence and expertise the genre demands before franchising with us. Our brand’s support platform is immersive, ongoing and industry-leading, and the result of our efforts has created a path toward successful business ownership in a segment that is exciting, wide-open and ready to be transformed.
Franchisees who join our rapidly growing brand are united in the core values of commitment to customer service, passion for sushi, desire to be a part of their communities, and drive to grow. Here is what our Sushi Shop owners have to say about their businesses:
“I decided to invest in Sushi Shop because I was looking for more than working behind a cubicle. I was working as an accountant, and once a week, my wife and I would go to Sushi Shop to eat. When the idea came up that I should open my own business, I knew I wanted to invest in this business. My training experience was very good; they prepare you very well before you open your own business. I would recommend Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop to entrepreneurs who are passionate about sushi, passionate about preparing the food and who like working with people. Sushi is becoming increasingly popular, and there is certainly demand for a brand like Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop. There is nothing like Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop in the United States.”
Ouri Ezerzer, owner of Sushi Shop Griffintown, Montreal
“I was in international logistics trade law before I decided to franchise with Sushi Shop. There’s a phenomenal support infrastructure within the franchise that allows you to master this business. What I love most about this business is that the menu is so vast and so diverse. As an owner, have the opportunity to get new clientele by appealing to customers with different lifestyles and dietary restrictions. We can appeal to vegetarians and vegans, as well as those who have never tried sushi before and prefer something cooked, and we have items on our menu that cater specifically to their preferences. You can custom-tailor products to suit customers’ needs, so we’re providing a lot of choices for customers to experience new things. In the United States market, there is nothing like Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop. 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.”
Jimmy Bean, owner of Sushi Shop Alexis Nihon, Montreal