When the first Sushi Shop™ opened in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, sushi was not as wildly popular as it is today. Thanks to the internet, the world has gotten a lot smaller and global cuisine is now the norm. In the US, palates have turned Mexican, Chinese and Indian foods into American cultural mainstays. But none of these cuisines has become as ingrained in the health-conscious lifestyle of today’s consumers as sushi.
From the very beginning, our brand’s approach to sushi was radically different from anything else available on the market. The chefs were tasked with creating dishes that paid homage to the beautiful tradition of sushi, while also innovating to create a menu that mixed Japanese cuisine with other cuisines from around the world. The result was a food offering the market had never experienced before — a sushi experience that caters to the mainstream with a playful, adventurous and affordable menu.
Our brand’s restaurant design is classy, high-end and chic, which inspires customers to relax and enjoy a meal in an elegant zen setting that is comfortably within their budget. That’s remarkably different from traditional sushi restaurants, as well as other QSR concepts.
“We strive to be different, and we have a unique vision of what sushi can be,” says Marc Benzacar, Senior Vice President with Ginger Sushi Boutique™. “We don’t just do the common rolls, we do rolls our way — and it’s an art. When you step into one of our franchisee’s restaurants, you immediately see how artistic our rolls look. Once you taste them, you’re hooked.
“We deliver all of the artisanal quality of high-end sushi, and we deliver it at an affordable price. This is why fans are so happy with us, and it’s why business took off so quickly in Canada.”
Join the proven concept that is expanding the frontiers of sushi
The Sushi Shop™ franchise has been a runaway success in Canada, where the brand has grown to over 150 locations and is now one of the largest Sushi QSR concepts in the nation. Now we are expanding into the United States as Ginger Sushi Boutique™, where sushi is a $3 billion industry(1). Our timing could not be better, as there are few successful sushi franchises in the United States and the market is ripe for entrepreneurs with a passion for sushi to capitalize on the growing demand.
“To be successful, you need to be operationally better than everyone else and your food has to stand out in distinctive ways,” says Marc Benzacar, Senior Vice President. “We’re excited about the wide-open growth potential of the US market, and we anticipate opening hundreds of locations in the coming years.”
In a world of sameness – where every sushi restaurant from a grocery store to a high end shop sells the same rolls, Ginger Sushi Boutique is changing the way people think about sushi. From our one-of-a-kind cherry blossom style rolls, to Temari sushi balls, to our genre-bending Sushi Burritos, Sushi Tacos and Sushi Pizza, as well as our hugely popular Poke bowls, Ginger Sushi Boutique is exposing a wide range of people to new ways of eating sushi. In a market crowded with burgers, pizza, sandwiches and Mexican food, Ginger Sushi Boutique stands out as a high quality, highly aesthetic and affordable meal option.
TOP REASONS TO OPEN A GINGER SUSHI BOUTIQUE™FRANCHISE
- Ginger Sushi Boutique's Canadian presence (known as Sushi Shop) has a proven business model with more than 150 locations open in Canada.
- Franchisees will be supported by Kahala Brands™ and MTY Group™, some of the most powerful franchisors in the industry.
- Sushi is not a trend: Americans spend $3 billion on sushi annually, and Asian food is the fastest-growing food segment in the US.
- Our brand is poised to revolutionize sushi in the American market. Get in on the ground floor!