Yamitsuki Franchise – A healthy appetite for growth
The Yamitsuki menu focuses on fusion sushi, noodle dishes, teppanyaki and dim sum, and the brand targets fast paced on-the-move diners.
“Our strong growth to date has been driven by shifting consumer lifestyles as they become more aware of making good food choices and eating healthily,” explains Dylan Kent, Yamitsuki founder. “And our conveyer belt allows diners immediate access to their food to cater to their busy lifestyles.”
According to Kent, the franchise offers profitable margins in the highly competitive food sector. “Franchisees can also expect to see a return on their investment within two years as opposed to the industry norm of three years.”
Although Yamitsuki is going through an exciting growth period, the team remains committed to finding exactly the right people to operate each restaurant.
“We’re looking for prospects with strong business, interpersonal and communication skills,” says Kent. “Our restaurants are designed to be owner managed and driven, so franchisees should also be customer and service-oriented.”
A central distribution centre ensures standards are maintained by supplying quality products to franchisees, including sauces, spring rolls, dim sum and desserts.
Franchisees are required to start training at least two months prior to the estimated store opening date. Training covers information
South Africans’ taste for oriental cuisine has inspired Gauteng-based brand Yamitsuki – the only sushi-focused franchise in Africa – to put expansion front and centre in its plans for the year ahead…
A note from Franchising Plus – SA’s leading franchise consultants:
“We have been helping businesses to franchise since 1994. Every so often we find a gem of a business! This means in our opinion: the business is in a growing market; the owners have proven they can run the business extremely successfully and profitably; existing outlets are showing an abnormally high return on investment. Yamitsuki is definitely one of these opportunities.” specific to Yamitsuki operations, as well as business management, finance and admin, stock control, systems (POS), marketing, menu items, recipe preparation and presentation, and customer care.
The franchise package costs R1 601 000 (incl. Vat), depending on the size of the site. There is an initial fee of R1,087 417.00 (site dependent) and a deposit of 50% of the franchise fee required. A monthly royalty fee of 6% of turnover and marketing fee of 4% of turnover are payable. Yamitsuki can facilitate deals with banks for 50% finance for qualifying clients.
Source: First published in Your Business Magazine