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.
|2017 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)||$37|
|YOY Sales Change||57.8%|
|2017 U.S. Units||14|
|YOY Unit Change||27.3%|
|2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$3,200|
|Future 50 Year||2018|