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 ($000)$26,000,000*
YOY Sales Change13.0%
2008 U.S. Units34
YOY Unit Change9.7%
2008 Average Unit Volume ($000)$825,000*
Future 50 Year2009
*Technomic estimate

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