HuHot Mongolian Grill vs Yoshi's Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of HuHot Mongolian Grill vs Yoshi's including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchise
Yoshi's Franchise
Investment $984,000 - $1,219,000$142,000 - $215,000
Franchise Fee $40,000$20,000
Royalty Fee 5%-
Advertising Fee 0.5%-
Year Founded 1999-
Year Franchised 2001-
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchise
Yoshi's Franchise

# Have a proven track record of business ownership & restaurant ownership that can contribute to the development of our brand

# Have local knowledge and expertise in the areas of consumer preferences, real estate, government regulations, labor, and distribution issues in the area in which you'll be franchising

# Have access to adequate capital

# Philosophically aligned


Financing Options

HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchise
Yoshi's Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No-/-
Start-up Costs No/No-/-
Equipment No/No-/-
Inventory No/No-/-
Receivables No/No-/-
Payroll No/No-/-

Training & Support

HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchise
Yoshi's Franchise
Training --
Support Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations-
Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising-
Operations 50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 50

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


Expansion Plans

HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchise
Yoshi's Franchise
US Expansion --
Canada Expansion No-
International Expansion No-

Company Overviews

About HuHot Mongolian Grill

HuHot Mongolian Grills, L.L.C. started with a Mongolian BBQ grill called Mongos Mongolian Grill in Missoula, Montana in June 1999. Since then, the concept has proven to be very successful and the company plans to rapidly expand. The name HuHot (the ancient capital of inner-Mongolia) was chosen for future and franchised restaurants. It’s trampling old notions of full-service dining. Warming lamps and steam tables lie smashed in its wake. At HuHot, diners customize their own meals by choosing from dozens of fresh vegetables, meats, noodles and sauces.

About Yoshi's

Thank you for your interest in Yoshi's Franchise Program. We believe that the Japanese quick service concept is poised to surge in popularity and that Yoshi's Franchise Program is extremely well positioned to take advantage of this explosive growth. We are actively seeking enthusiastic, dedicated franchisees who believe in the potential of the Yoshi's concept.