Gyu-Kaku is a chain of contemporary casual-dining Japanese barbecue restaurants specializing in yakiniku—a unique style of dining in which guests prepare their own marinated bite-sized meats and vegetables over individual smokeless braziers. Reins International California Inc. is the parent company. Gyu-Kaku was founded in 1995 in Tokyo. The chain expanded into the U.S. with the 2001 opening of its West Los Angeles location. Gyu-Kaku has since progressed to Illinois, New York, Hawaii, Indonesia, China and other parts of Japan. Reins International California Inc., a division of Tokyo-based Reins International Inc., has continued to grow the chain in the U.S.

LocationGardena, Calif.
2011 Systemwide Sales$36,500,000*
% Change in Sales15.9%
2011 U.S. Units16
2011 Average Unit Volume$2,500,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2012