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 ($000)$32,000,000*
YOY Sales Change100.0%
2013 U.S. Units5
YOY Unit Change66.7%
2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)$8,000,000*
Future 50 Year2014

*Technomic estimate

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