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.
|2011 Systemwide Sales||$36,500,000*|
|% Change in Sales||15.9%|
|2011 U.S. Units||16|
|2011 Average Unit Volume||$2,500,000|
|% Change in AUV||0.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2012|