Branches of this upscale Asian restaurant and celebrity hangout, a tonier half-sibling to the Wagamama noodle chain, probably won’t be opening between an Applebee’s and a Chili’s on Average Town’s restaurant row. This is not one for the mainstream. The swank factor of the 11,000-square-foot concept makes it a natural for places that wink at indulgence, a la Miami, Las Vegas and New York City. The concept’s parent bought a nightclub operation early in 2014, opening up new expansion opportunities, particularly in hotels and casinos.
|2013 Systemwide Sales||$32,000,000*|
|% Change in Sales||100.0%|
|2013 U.S. Units||5|
|% Change in Units||66.7%|
|2013 Average Unit Volume||$8,000,000*|
|% Change in AUV||0.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2014|