Teriyaki Madness was featured in Columbus Business First for recognition on our first shop in Ohio! Located in Pickerington, the shop marks its grand opening on March 26th. Keep reading below for a full glimpse into the article!

CBF Morning Run: Fast-casual Asian having its moment

A growing rice and noodle bowl franchise is getting its first Central Ohio shop. Denver-based Teriyaki Madness has more than 40 restaurants in 14 states with franchise commitments for about 100 more. 

Local franchisee Helena Abidin was pursuing a career in medicine before she decided business was more to her liking.

“My entire family is in medicine, so I felt a bit of an obligation to follow that,” she said. “But my passion was business.”

She sold her parents on the career shift and the 25-year-old set to work researching the world of franchised restaurants.

“I knew I wanted to be in restaurants,” she told me. “I didn’t want to be in retail or do a trendy massage place. Everyone needs to eat. Eating isn’t a trend.”

Abidin spent months researching options, looking for a match that would fit her tastes and skills and, possibly, be a new name to Central Ohio. She found it in Teriyaki Madness, which has been around since 2003 but is in the midst of an expansion under its new owner and CEO.

“I went to my first one in Las Vegas,” she said. “I really liked the culture and food and I thought it appeals to fellow millennials.”

Rice Bowls are currently having a moment and and it turns out people are really liking the concept for Asian food as well. 

Helena will open her shop on March 26th. Visit 1510 Cross Creek Blvd. in Pickerington to check out out the newest TMAD Location

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    Teriyaki Madness Spices Up Florida with a Franchise Frenzy

    With a concept so hot that even Floridians are impressed, the teriyaki shop franchise aims to open 22 new shops across the state.

    Why Florida, you ask? No, it’s not just the weather. We’re talking about a hotbed of franchising opportunities across the state, from St. Johns down to Miami and from Clearwater over to Melbourne.

    “We’re setting the table for unparalleled growth in the state,” said Michael Haith, TMAD’s CEO. “Securing top-notch locations is our game plan to bowl over the competition and win hearts, one teriyaki bowl at a time.”

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