Teriyaki Madness is anticipating a busy fall with new shop openings. With so many new shops in the mix, we wanted to give some insight into our diverse franchisees and where you can expect to see the next Teriyaki Madness Shops.
Gurjeet “Sam” Samra is opening his first location in Elko, Nevada! Sam has restaurant experience in owning a Little Ceasars and a liquor/convenience store. His long term goal is to own many Teriyaki Madness locations!
Projected Opening: September, 2018
Daytona Beach, Florida
Chukk Mills & Brian Mogensen are opening in Daytona B
each, Florida. Chukk’s past experience includes being the Regional Director of Operations at Jimmy John’s and Panera Bread, and the Vice President of Franchise Operations at Tony Roma’s. Brian’s experience includes being an Area Director for Panera Bread and the Director of Franchise Operations at Tony Romas. Together, they own a Mellow Mushroom and have over 44 years of franchising experience. The duo will be opening more locations in the near future!
Projected Opening: September, 2018
The Woodlands, Texas
Kevin Jennings will be opening his first restaurant in The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas. Kevin previously worked in the oil & gas industry and wanted to follow his dreams of owning his own business.
Projected Opening: October, 2018
On June 6, 2018, TMAD Teriyaki Madness released a mobile app which is available for download nationwide on iTunes or Google Play. The new app allows users to order ahead with their mobile devices for in store pickup (or delivery in applicable markets). The app also saves users favorite orders and credit card information to make reordering as easy as possible.
According to the mobile app website, “Your phone will actually feed you. That’s right. With the new Teriyaki Madness app, you can have delicious, made-to-order bowls of teriyaki for pickup (or delivery in most markets).”
Since the launch of the new app, TMAD has seen a huge increase in sales in the Teriyaki shops across the board. The app has caused an increase in the brand’s Club Mad database by over 10% and over 4000 people have downloaded the app since the launch date on June 6th. The average ticket in shops has increased significantly and sales from the app continue to trend up as awareness increases.
“Our App will add happiness to your life. You can order food, save your favorite orders, redeem great offers (that are only sent to App members!), find location information, learn about new products & news, apply for a job at Teriyaki Madness and more!”
Teriyaki Madness fanatics can visit teriyakimadness.com/app/ to learn more and every person who downloads the app will receive a free regular size bowl with the purchase of another regular size bowl and two fountain drinks.
Download the app from the Apple Store, or Google Play today!
Inc. released an article talking about chasing your crazy dreams. TMAD is sounding pretty good right about now…. Read the story below!
A New Study Confirms That You’re Really Going to Regret Not Chasing Your Crazy Dreams
You’re “more likely to lose sleep over ‘wouldas’ and ‘couldas’ than ‘shouldas,'” says a new study.
In life, what our souls tell us to do is often in conflict with what we feel we “should” do. You should find a stable, well-paying job, your parents and teachers tell you, for instance. Meanwhile, your heart tells you that you have the soul of a musician or an entrepreneur. You should save money for a down payment on a house, but meanwhile you daydream endlessly about squandering your measly savings on extended travel.
When these inevitable crossroads come and you need to choose between the road that leads toward the sensible and expected path and the one that leads toward some crazy dream, which path should you choose?
This might sound like an entirely personal decision (and ultimately it is), but recent science can actually offer some guidance. If you’re like the majority of people, new research shows, you’re going to regret not following your dreams a whole lot more than you’re going to regret not doing what you “should.”
It’s the “couldas,” not the “shouldas,” that will haunt you.
There are already tons of anecdotal evidence about what people regret in life, from the testimony of those who care for the dying to multiple social media threads dedicated to sharing regrets and helping others avoid similar ones. But scientists out of Cornell and the New School for Social Research wanted to do a more rigorous exploration of what people really end up regretting.
To accomplish this, they recruited hundreds of participants to share their regrets. They then divided these answers into two categories: those involving the “ideal self,” i.e., who you dreamed you’d be or who you felt an inner drive to become, and those involving the “ought self,” i.e., those that dealt with not meeting the expectations or ideals of others. Which type of regret was more common?
Ideal-self regrets won by a landslide. “Participants said they experienced regrets concerning their ideal self more often (72 percent versus 28 percent); they mentioned more ideal-self regrets than ought-self regrets when asked to list their regrets in life so far (57 percent versus 43 percent); and when asked to name their single biggest regret in life, participants were more likely to mention a regret about not fulfilling their ideal self (76 percent versus 24 percent mentioning an ought-self regret),” reports the British Psychological Society Research Digest blog.
The researchers do note that individual preferences vary. Some folks are more tortured by meeting expectations than others. But their ultimate takeaway is pretty clear: “If one is an adventurous soul guided by her ideal self, she might indeed end up happier by seizing the day and not looking back. As we have shown in this research, a person focused on her ideal self is more likely to lose sleep over her ‘wouldas’ and ‘couldas’ than her ‘shouldas.'”
More research-backed regret minimization tips
If you’re keen to avoid too many regrets in life (who isn’t?), it’s also worth noting that these aren’t the first researchers to investigate the question. Other scientists have looked at the same question from slightly different angles. A Kellogg School of Management professor conducted a similar study a few years back and found that people also regret things they didn’t do far more than things they tried but failed at.
So if you’re looking for regret-minimization rules, this latest study suggests you should consult your ideals before others’ expectations when making decisions. The earlier research suggests if the choice is between safe-seeming inaction and jumping into something that will possibly fail, take the leap.
Welcome to the Madness – Business Partners Ken Richardson & Matt Williams
Ken Richardson and his Business Partner Matt Williams are our newest franchise owners in Bend, Oregon! Ken has experience working in the restaurant industry, has owned and operated his own roofing business for 6 years, followed by working in the oil and gas industry. Matt has worked in the oil industry for 12 years as well as worked on a Flat Time Team helping his company with time and cost savings.
Ken found Teriyaki Madness through independant research on various franchise opportunities and they both fell in love with the simplicity of the menu. Out of all of the concepts they looked at, TMAD was the only concept they could see themselves owning and operating.
Ken enjoys all things outdoors; especially hiking, camping and the beach. Matt is passionate about running a successful business which also allows him to be with his family. Their goal is to to open 3 shops in the Bend, Oregon area.
Ken & Matt are excited to grow Teriyaki Madness in Oregon!
Franchisee, Helena Abidin, Opens Teriyaki Shop in Pickerington, Ohio
Loyal teriyaki lovers waited patiently outside of Helena’s Grand Opening on Monday, March 26th. Fans lined up anytime between 9 p.m. the night before, to 11 a.m. when the shop opened, to get their hands on some free bowls. The Grand Opening was one of the largest yet and sales are expected to keeping climbing for Pickerington.
Helena greets the line outside of the Grand Opening
While visiting Las Vegas one day in 2015, Helena, a college senior at the time, stumbled upon Teriyaki Madness. She immediately fell in love with the brand and its Seattle-style Teriyaki. She loved that Teriyaki Madness would allow her to bring delicious, healthier and satisfying food options to her community. At the time, she had been accepted to medical school to follow her family’s footsteps in becoming a doctor, Helena did a complete 180 – she decided to follow her entrepreneurial spirit by opening her very own Teriyaki Madness location.
“I have worked super hard to finally get to this point of opening TMAD in Pickerington. The closer the date got, the more nervous I became. But with the help of my awesome employees and even more awesome trainers, I couldn’t be more excited to serve the Pickerington Community hot, fresh, and healthy food. In a short amount of time, my staff of young strangers became a strong core team and I wouldn’t be this confident without them! Training has been a fun experience that helped me learn not only about others, but of things I’m capable of myself. Now I’m ready to open confident and strong next to my team of madness.”
– Helena Abidin
Helena is thrilled to have the opportunity to follow her dreams and continuously meet new people by opening a Teriyaki Madness! Congratulations to Helena!