"Grill.Sip.Love" is the simple message from this Japanese barbecue concept. US:. units are clustered in California and Hawaii, with two in Manhattan. Plans call for two possible new company-owned outlets on the East and West coasts in the next year. Gyu-Kaku is "looking for around five multi-operators to franchise, possibly starting from 2009," a spokesman says.

LocationLos Angeles, Calif.
2007 Systemwide Sales ($000)$25,000,000*
YOY Sales Change56.3%
2007 U.S. Units12
YOY Unit Change50.0%
2007 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,500,000*
Future 50 Year2008
*Technomic estimate

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