Chetan Patel and Darkshak Patel are the newest TMAD franchisees to open their first Teriyaki franchise in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
According to Sioux Falls Business, “When Chetan Patel and his brother-in-law Darshak Patel decided to pursue opening a Teriyaki Madness franchise in Sioux Falls, they had never eaten in one of the restaurants.”
Chetan, who owns a Super 8 in Sioux Falls, told his manager, David Hurley that he’d like to invest in a restaurant opportunity. David mentioned that when he lived in Las Vegas, he would eat at TMAD three or four times a week and that it would be the perfect opportunity for Chetan and Darshak.
After visiting the corporate headquarters in Denver, Chetan and Darshak were sold on the concept and decided to open South Dakota’s first Teriyaki Madness!
“It’s tasty and healthy, and everything is fresh. Nothing is frozen,” Chetan said. “That’s what I like about it.”
Darshak, who will also double as the shop manager loved the idea that each bowl is made fresh when ordered.
According to Sioux Falls Business, “The Patel’s will have the 57th restaurant in the chain, which started in 2003 in Las Vegas. Teriyaki Madness is in a growth mode now, opening about 50 locations every year…Ninety-five percent of the sites are franchise owned.”
The teriyaki franchise officially opened on June 17, 2019 and gave free bowls and awesome deals for their grand opening!
Congrats Chetan and Darshak!
Franchise Gator – Three Franchisees Discuss How They Decided on Franchising
Teriyaki Madness franchisees, Richard Nordstrom, Al Rubio and Tony Sangelo were featured in an interview with Franchise Gator! This interview highlights the franchise investigation process and the best questions to ask from a group who recently went through the process.
Rich, Al and Tony, otherwise known as the “Three Guys” will be bringing three Teriyaki Shops to Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to Rich, “We hope that Teriyaki Madness becomes a household name. Our goal is to know that we are helping others lead a better, happier, and healthier life. Along with having financial success, we are striving for hard work, dedication and providing the best quality product in the area.”
When asked about what initially got the group into franchising, here’s how the three guys responded:
Rich: I was looking for an opportunity to work for myself. My current employment is supporting Sharepoint, IIS, Domino, and Goanywhere servers. I have also been working at Domino’s as a driver for the past 11 years as something to do part time. Back in the early 90’s I had been a kitchen manager/supervisor/assistant manager of several large restaurant chains. I always thought at that time in my life that I would continue but things changed (kids) and I had to change my path into the computer world. Funny how things are cyclical, and you end back where you started!
Al: Franchising gave me the opportunity to open a store in the Raleigh area with an established business. I am a retired military and semi-retired consultant.
Tony: My complete background is in food services management; this is a great opportunity to further my experiences.
Another main topic of interest was how important it was to talk to other Teriyaki Madness franchisees. The three guys all agreed that this is an extremely important step in seeking out the perfect franchise.
Rich: Extremely important. This part let us know how the franchisees felt about the franchise. It also gave us an opportunity to make sure they were just not just getting by and the product was strong enough to ensure growth for us and our franchises.
Al: Very productive and informative; our key areas of interest were and still are – How supportive is the franchisor to the franchisee? And what are the costs associated with establishing the first Teriyaki Madness?
Tony: It helped us understand what it takes to start a franchise and how they went about starting their Teriyaki Shop.
For more insight on how this group decided to franchise with Teriyaki Madness, you can read the full interview on FranchiseGator.com
Business Partners Bring Teriyaki Madness to Canada!
Kunal Thakur and Ankit Patel are our newest franchisees and they are taking Teriyaki Madness across the border to Lethbridge, Canada!
After Kunal and Ankit visited the Teriyaki Madness in Great Falls, Montana they were hooked on the Madness and knew they wanted to bring it back to their hometown in Lethbridge.
The duo chose TMAD because of the delicious, yet healthy food, simple concept, and overall support team.
Kunal said that he is most excited to grow with the team as the Madness expands, “We are excited for the growth! As the brand grows, we grow too!”
The business partners have many years of combined restaurant experience and were looking for a new opportunity to dip their toes into. As existing business owners, they know exactly how to make their Teriyaki Shops a success!
Kunal’s business partner said, “Teriyaki Madness has a broader menu and gluten free options which makes it very compatible for Canada!”
Kunal and Ankit are excited to spread The Madness across Canada!
Welcome to the Madness!
Restaurant Owners Bringing 3 Teriyaki Shops to St. George
Necia & Shane Bulloch and Lance Jackson are our newest franchisees and they are bringing their Japanese franchise to St. George, Utah!
The business partners currently own a Jimmy Johns in Henderson, Nevada and were ready to expand their portfolios into another restaurant concept.
When they were researching other restaurant concepts, the TMAD name kept popping up. Necia said, “We started researching new concepts and kept stumbling upon the name. Even though we currently live in Henderson, NV we were not familiar. We promptly went out to dinner.” The food was a hit, even with their picky 12 year olds!
They were interested in working with a smaller franchise concept that they could be involved with from the ground up. “We have been impressed with how closely the TMAD team is following and staying on trend with 3rd party delivery, loyalty program initiatives and above all, clean and healthy restaurants that serve delicious food with a focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience.”
The group plans on bringing three Teriyaki Shops to St. George, Utah. They are excited to spread their knowledge, success, and delicious teriyaki to their community.
“We have found that we enjoy being responsible for our own success and having the opportunity to help others succeed also.”
Welcome to the Madness!
Necia, Shane & lance!
Franchisees Set to Open Teriyaki Franchise in Destin, Florida!
John Fantasia anad Kyle Trugenberger are our newest franchisees and they are bringing their Teriyaki Franchise to Destin, Florida!
Both John and Kyle have vast amounts of Restaurant Experience. John was in the restaurant industry for 20+ years and Kyle has been involved for the past 8 years. With so much restaurant experience under their belts, Teriyaki Madness was a perfect start for the duo.
According to Kyle, “My business partner and I have talked about opening a restaurant together for a couple of years now. We are both now in a position where we have the time and funding to commit to the business.”
John and Kyle were introduced to the Madness through a Franchise Consultant who thought they were perfect for the concept. They both were impressed with TMAD’s profitability, ease of operations, sustainability and the idea of opening multiple locations.
When asked what stood out most about TMAD, John said, “The Item 19’s were available right on the website, the concept and growth rate of Asian and fast casual, and the ability to expand within the franchise.”
John and Kyle are both excited to open their new Teriyaki Franchise in Destin, Florida.
Welcome to the Madness, John & Kyle!
The Top Food Franchises of 2019
Teriyaki Madness was featured in Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises of 2019! Ranking in at #3 on the Asian Food list, TMAD was recognized for our start up costs and our growing number of Teriyaki Shops (We’re at 54 now!).
According to Entrepreneur contributor, Tracy Stapp Herold, “Ask someone to name a franchise, and chances are it will be a food-based one. Some of the biggest and best-loved franchise brands center around food, and perhaps that’s no surprise — after all, everybody eats. And more than that, everybody enjoys eating. Food isn’t just a necessity — it’s a desire, one that draws in both customers and franchisees.”
And we agree! Between our impressive executive team, building new processes and systems and unimaginable growth, consumers and franchisees are going crazy for the Madness! We are expected to hit a minimum 500 units by year 2026 which includes doubling TMAD’s Teriyaki Shops in 2019.
More than one fifth of franchises that applied for the 2019 Franchise 500 ranking were food based franchises. The Top Food Franchises of 2019 list was ranked off of the scores each company received from the Franchise 500 list. The company took into consideration more than 150 data points om the areas of cost, feeds, size, growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial stability.
Check out the ranking here, you won’t have to scroll very far because TMAD ranked at the top!