This contemporary Japanese grill, which debuted in Glendale, California, in 2002, is an East meets West fast-casual cafe, concentrated in California and Missouri. Its healthful, made-from-scratch menu ranges from sushi, sashimi and rolls to grilled fish and meats, tempura, bowls, soups and salads. The open kitchen with chefs at work is a focal point. Outdoor seating usually is provided.

LocationLos Angeles, Calif.
2008 Systemwide Sales$26,000,000*
% Change in Sales13.0%
2008 U.S. Units34
% Change in Units9.7%
2008 Average Unit Volume$825,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2009