Teriyaki Chain Plans 40 Bay Area Outlets

American City Business Journals:

Makhan Bains is cooking up a Bay Area invasion for a new Japanese fast-casual restaurant.

This week, Made in Japan Teriyaki Experience locations will open in San Francisco and Hayward. A third location will open in Union City this spring. Bains and his franchisees have signed leases for 2 locations in Fremont and are negotiating on 5 sites in San Jose and Pleasanton. His goal is to have 8 Teriyaki Experiences open in the Bay Area by the end of the year and 40 within 6 years. If they are successful, Bains, as the area developer, has the option to open up to 102 stores across Northern California, including the Sacramento area.

Canadian-based Teriyaki Experience has been around since 1986, but only opened its first U.S. restaurant in July 2007 under a new president, Nick Veloce. Read more.

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