No deep frying, no MSG, no greasy wok cooking; Tokyo Joe’s built its brand around grilled and steamed Japanese dishes made with natural proteins, wild seafood and organic product, when possible. The goal: Deliver fresh and balanced foods at fast-casual speed and prices. As more Asian-inspired concepts enter the segment, Tokyo Joe’s has managed to maintain its hold by broadening its menu to include more pan-Asian dishes. While the majority of its units are in Colorado, it pushed into Arizona last year with plans to enter Texas later this spring. 

LocationCentennial, Colo.
2014 Systemwide Sales$30,100,000*
% Change in Sales17.6%
2014 U.S. Units30
% Change in Units15.4%
2014 Average Unit Volume$1,100,000*
% Change in AUV2.9%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes