Edo Japan Franchise

Last Updated on July 25, 2012 by DeanR

Edo Japan Franchise

Edo Japan is a franchise for a Japanese restaurant. It was founded in 1977 by Susuma Ikuta in Calgary, Alberta. The first restaurant was named Omi of Japan which was opened in 1977.

He wanted to introduce Japanese teppan style stir-fry cooking to the public in Canada. It started in commercial shopping centers and food courts. They started franchising in 1986. Because of its popularity and success, in 2002, they opened a street front restaurant and started offering lunch, dinner, dine-in, and take out service in a restaurant concept. They now have 52 locations just in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In North America, there are now 80 locations. They have now been in business for 30 years serving more than 5 million meals a year.

What’s on the menu at Edo Japan?

Under the Original Teriyaki menu, they have teriyaki chicken, chicken yakisoba, sukiyaki beef, teriyaki chicken and shrimp, teriyaki chicken and beef, and beef yakisoba. Their specialties are sizzling shrimp, sukiyaki beef and shrimp, fresh grilled vegetables, Hawaiian chicken, curry chicken, and seafood grill. What’s more Japanese than the sushi’s? They have the kami platter, enjoi platter, suchi platters and rolls; Different kinds of maki like smoked salmon, shrimp, tuna, avocado, spicy tuna or salmon, and house roll which is a mix of shrimp, salmon, tuna, crab, avocado, cucumber, and tobiko; Nigiri with maguro(raw tuna), somked sake(smoked salmon), ebi (steamed shrimp), sake(raw salmon), and creamy scallop. They also have tuna and salmon sashimi. Their udon soups are available in beef, chicken, shrimp, and vegetable. If you’re in for a big meal, you can have a bento box and choose from seafood grill, sizzling shrimp, chicken and beef, beef yakisoba, chicken yakisoba, sukiyaki beef, and teriyaki beef. For the kids, their teriyaki meals are available in smaller portions.

Costs and Requirements Associated with Running an Edo Japan Franchise

You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $100,000. Expect to be investing about $200,000 to $350,000. Franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about 6 employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership and currently, 97% of franchisees are also operators. They allow multi-unit ownership and currently, 33% of them own more than one unit.

What’s included in the franchise package?

There will be 3 weeks training at the headquarters and 2 weeks at your location. You will be given assistance in finding a site for your location and they will be handling the design, layout, up to the construction of the site so that you can concentrate on training and ready for the grand opening. You will also be receiving newsletters and attend meetings. You will be assisted in the grand opening and expect occasional field evaluations to help you track your progress. For marketing, there will be regional marketing.

Contact Details

You May Reach Them At:

Address: 4838 32nd St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2S6

Phone: (403)215-8800

Email Address for a Franchise Representative: franchise@edojapan.comor

Email Address for General Inquiries: edo@edojapan.com

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