Franchisee Brings Teriyaki to Utah County!
Our newest franchisee will be bringing his Japanese Franchise to Utah County!
This franchisee has over 20 years of restaurant and hospitality experience and decided that it was time to own his own business! His goal for the future is to have a family-owned Teriyaki Shop that is customer driven, while providing delicious yet healthy Teriyaki to his community!
“We will be a family owned restaurant that will be employee focused and customer driven. We will take pride in doing it right the first time while providing world class healthy Japanese-style food and services at affordable prices.”
He originally found TMAD through a business consultant who connected with him through LinkedIn. He thought Teriyaki Madness would be a perfect fit based on TMAD’s hands-on training, and our informative education process.
Our new franchisee plans to bring his Japanese Franchise to Utah and use his background in restaurants to make it a success!
Franchise Chatter – The 11 Best Asian Restaurant Franchises of 2019
Teriyaki Madness was featured in Franchise Chatter’s ‘The 11 best Asian Restaurant Franchises of 2019’!
According to Franchise Chatter, “Asian quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants are exploding in popularity all over the world, and entrepreneurs who want to ride this rising tide have a solid short list of the 11 best Asian restaurant franchises to examine.”
The website highlights that TMAD’s menu is actually very simple with healthy, yet delicious options for all audiences to enjoy.
“While the Asian segment in the U.S. has traditionally been dominated by independently-owned full-service and fast-food restaurants, 50% of Asian fast-food sales are now generated by chains. This is because the younger generations are into bolder flavors and international foods.”
The article also boasts that Asian food is a hot trend right now, but despite other restaurants who made the list, only three made it on to the exclusive Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 list; and we’re one of them! Currently hitting the Franchise 500 list at #465, TMAD is clearly miles ahead of the competition!
Nation’s Restaurant News – Franchise Focus Magazine
Photo from Nations Restaurant News Franchise Focus Magazine
Teriyaki Madness was featured in Nation’s Restaurant News Franchise Focus Magazine talking about attracting new franchisees and the benefits of emerging markets.
Franchise Focus states, “Franchisor’s are seeing benefits in building in small and mid-sized towns” and that smaller towns are ideal because of the lack of competition, lower real estate costs, and available land to build on.
TMAD has noticed a trend of small town success in recent years. Franchise Focus considers Teriyaki Madness in Elko, Nevada and Burlington, IA saying, “The operators of small town locations of Teriyaki Madness did not have to do much grand opening advertising.”
CEO, Michael Haith said, “Everybody knows you’re there…they were all watching the construction of the building.”
The article focuses on the fact that densely populated areas are becoming too saturated and therefore franchisees are heading to smaller markets to test the waters. Another selling point for smaller markets is that customers are willing to drive farther for quality fast casual dining, which is why TMAD works so well.
Multi-Unit Franchisees Bring More Madness to Northern Colorado!
Tim & Brit McCurry and Erin & Jason Brueggeman are our newest multi-unit operators spreading the Madness in Northern Colorado!
As a family, they’ve always craved healthy fast casual food during their kids’ sports tournaments and before/after camping and boating. The four have always discussed partnering with each other for a family business but never found the right opportunity. When they found Teriyaki Madness, the timing lined up and their teriyaki franchise was born!
Tim originally heard about TMAD through one of his customers, “I was buying lunch for a customer and they wanted to go to TMAD. One bite of spicy chicken, and I fell in love.”
The four of them have a wide variety of restaurant experience making them perfect for owning and operating three TMAD locations. Tim has always dreamed of owning his own restaurant and will be the main operator for his teriyaki franchise.
Tim said, “As a family, we have always talked about a franchise and we are, for lack of a better description, foodies. We have always felt that fast casual was a good option, and we feel there is a need for additional healthy options, particularly in our area.”
The family’s three locations will be spread throughout Northern Colorado in the Loveland, Longmont and Fort Collins Area.
TMAD Wins Franchise Gator Awards Four Years in a Row!
Teriyaki Madness made the ranks for the 4th year in a row for not one but two Franchise Gator awards! TMAD made it to the list of Franchise Gator’s Top Emerging Franchises and Franchise Gator’s Fastest Growing Franchises! Both Rankings are pulled from each franchises Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and measures financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability!
Fastest Growing Franchises
TMAD ranked in at number 15 for the Franchise Gator Fastest Growing franchises!
“Strong growth is one of many areas a prospective franchisee can look at when evaluating a franchise brand,” said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. “Total unit count is important as every franchise company’s mission is to increase their footprint as it makes the whole system much healthier.”
See the Fastest Growing Franchises List Here! >>
Top Emerging Franchises
TMAD hit the ranks at number 48 for the Franchise Gator Top Emerging Franchises!
“Some prospective franchisees are focused on joining an up-and-coming system,” said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. “They thrive on the risk associated because they know the upside could be exciting. We wanted to highlight opportunities that fit the bill for these future business owners.”
See the Top Emerging Franchises List Here! >>
TMAD Wrangled the Best Executive Team in the Business!
Over the last three years, Teriyaki Madness has worked hard to build a teriyaki franchise executive team to match the best bowls in the business. We have recruited top notch talent in every area of leadership with over 180+ years of combined restaurant experience!
Our eight executives have extensive knowledge in working both with franchisors and franchisees and have the specialization to exceed TMAD’s development goals.
We were featured in RestaurantNews.com talking about our impressive executive team members and how they bring a wide range of knowledge to the team!
“The presence of a great executive team has a trickle-down effect so that greatness at every level of the company will follow. We put in the work defining and solidifying processes, and now each of our leaders is building out their own teams and truly assembling the best of the best.”
– Jodi Boyce