Started in 2000 in Tokyo by Tomonori Takahashi, Jinya crossed over to California a decade later. It now has units in five states, serving housemade ramen noodles and rice bowls. It opened its first East Coast unit last year, with further expansion planned. The menu is expanding as well, with the addition of pork-stuffed steam buns and on-trend poke bowls.

LocationBurbank, Calif.
2016 Systemwide Sales ($000)$39,400,000*
YOY Sales Change42.8%
2016 U.S. Units20
YOY Unit Change66.7%
2016 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,460,000*
Future 50 Year2017

*Technomic estimate

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