In the U.S., Kura is a rapidly growing chain that serves sushi and Japanese side dishes. In Japan, however, the chain is widespread, with more than 385 locations throughout the island. Kura brings high-tech elements to the rotating sushi bar concept: Customers place an order on a touch panel, and food is delivered on a conveyor belt. Sushi arrives within a minute, and a side item in about four minutes. There’s a slot on the side of the table for empty plates.

LocationIrvine, Calif.
2017 Systemwide Sales ($000)$37
YOY Sales Change57.8%
2017 U.S. Units14
YOY Unit Change27.3%
2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)$3,200
Future 50 Year2018
FranchisingNo
*Technomic estimate

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