Yoshi's vs Gyu-Kaku Franchise Comparison

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

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Yoshi's Franchise
Gyu-Kaku Franchise
Investment $142,000 - $215,000$1,200,444 - $2,526,540
Franchise Fee $20,000$50,000
Royalty Fee -4%-5%
Advertising Fee -1.5%
Year Founded -1996
Year Franchised -1997
Term Of Agreement --
Term Of Agreement --
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

Yoshi's Franchise
Gyu-Kaku Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Yoshi's Franchise
Gyu-Kaku Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/--/-
Start-up Costs -/--/-
Equipment -/--/-
Inventory -/--/-
Receivables -/--/-
Payroll -/--/-

Training & Support

Yoshi's Franchise
Gyu-Kaku Franchise
Training - On-The-Job Training: 304 hours Classroom Training: 46 hours Additional Training: At company-owned restaurants
Support -Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Grand Opening Security/Safety Procedures Site Selection
Marketing -Co-op Advertising Regional Advertising Social media Website development Email marketing Loyalty program/app
Operations -Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 20

Expansion Plans

Yoshi's Franchise
Gyu-Kaku Franchise
US Expansion -Yes
Canada Expansion --
International Expansion -Yes

Company Overviews

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.

About Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku System operates over 700 locations worldwide and has more than 10 years franchising experience in Japan.

Reins International USA has more than 8 years operating experience in the U.S. to modify the system for the U.S. market w/ 12 units.
Gyu-Kaku has been awarded the prestigious Hot Concept Award by the restaurant industry's premier trade publication, Nation's Restaurant News!
We like to think of it as the Oscars of the restaurant business. The Hot Concept Award is given each year by the editors of NRN to six emerging restaurant brands that have distinguished themselves as Hot Concepts: "fast-growing, financially proven overachievers that are on their way to becoming tomorrow's giants." Each winner must be a clearly defined concept that appeals to consumers and positions the company at the leading edge of foodservice.
The goal is to recognize brands for their innovation, successful business strategies and entrepreneurial spirit.

The initial franchise fee is $50,000. The estimated investment necessary to begin operation of a Gyu-Kaku franchise unit franchise range is $1,200,444 to $2,526,540. This includes $56,500 to $71,500 that is paid to the franchisor and its affiliates.
The franchisor may also offer you the optional right to execute an Area Development Agreement granting you a right to open one to four additional Outlets for an additional investment of $25,000 (for one additional Outlet) to $100,000 (for four additional Outlets), all of which must be paid to the franchisor.


#240 in Franchise 500 for 2020.
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