Founded in 1996 by childhood buddies Scott Kilpatrick and Rich Howland, the ultra-hip RA Sushi Bar Restaurant grew to four units in Phoenix before catching the corporate eye of Benihana, Inc. In December 2002, Benihana acquired RA and commenced taking the sushi and sake sensation into urban markets throughout the country.

LocationScottsdale, Ariz.
2006 Systemwide Sales ($000)$33,700,000
YOY Sales Change50.0%
2006 U.S. Units11
YOY Unit Change37.5%
2006 Average Unit Volume ($000)$3,200,000
Future 50 Year2007
*Technomic estimate

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