Opportunity Information

Put the power of an international leader to work for you. Yoshinoya has the innovation and leadership needed to accomplish your goals.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) What is the cost of opening a Yoshinoya Restaurant?

The total investment required to open a Yoshinoya Restaurant will likely fall between $509,498 to $806,375. Generally, this will include your franchise fee, construction, equipment, a $10,000 Opening Advertising Budget, three (3) months of operating expenses and other expenditures. Depending on the area, complexity of the build-out and size of the location, these costs can vary. If you are converting an existing restaurant to a Yoshinoya Restaurant, your initial investment in various categories, including construction and leasehold improvements may be significantly less, but of course this depends on the current condition of the space, equipment included and condition of, utilities and layout.

Q) What are the franchise fee and royalties?

With the initial franchise fee $27,500 and a low 4% royalty, Yoshinoya offers an exceptionally competitive franchise. A Territory Development Agreement offers discounted franchise fees.

Q) What is the term of the Franchise agreement?

Your franchise term is 10 years, with two, five year options.

Q) What kind of training will I receive?

Your Yoshinoya franchise training includes one week of extensive, initial training for yourself at our training headquarters in Torrance, California, six weeks for your lead kitchen personnel and 12 weeks for your front of house store manager. Training includes up to four persons. Some training will be at operating locations.

Q) What experience do I need?

Although previous restaurant ownership experience is helpful, it is not necessary to become part of the Yoshinoya Family. We seek motivated entrepreneurs to help us grow throughout the United States.

Q) What are some of the financial requirements to become a franchisee?

Financial responsibility is extremely important in any business venture. Each franchise applicants financial history and current status will be carefully reviewed and evaluated.