Shoryu Ramen resumes plans to open franchises in the UK and internationally

October 25, 2021

Shoryu, the London-based ramen brand, has partnered with the Ford Consultants Group to develop franchises in the UK and abroad, successfully overcoming the challenges presented by Covid’s pandemic and strategically opening in London and across the country. It states that it is ready to start the program.

Shoryu originally Tried to start franchise in 2019..However, with the advent of Covid, the program was interrupted while focusing on its own restaurant, delivery kitchen, and online DIY ramen kit.

We operate 13 restaurants under the Shoryu Ramen brand in locations such as Carnaby, Covent Garden, Liverpool Street, Shoreditch and Soho. We also operate Westfield Shepherd’s Bush Japan Center, Yokocho Ramen, and Ichiban Japanese Food Hall.

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“Since 2012, we have been working hard to establish Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen in the UK. Now we are ready to work with Ford Consultants and work with our dedicated franchisee to reach a larger audience. “Masu,” says Taku Tokumine, the founder of Shoryu Ramen.

“The future opportunities for franchisees and Shoryu are exciting. I look forward to new customers enjoying my hometown ramen in the UK and abroad in the future.”

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The restaurant group says it is looking for a partner who is interested in running a single or multi-unit franchise business right away.

Dominique Ford, director of the Ford Consultants Group, said:

“As the industry emerges from a very difficult time, there is a real desire to bring proven brands and concepts out of the capital and into rural towns and cities where the demand for great culinary and dining experiences continues to grow. “

Source: London News Today

Shoryu lines up UK, international franchise plans

December 4, 2019

Ramen group Shoryu has announced plans to expand its UK and international business, as it looks to take a bigger slice of the casual dining market.

The company, which is backed by Japan Centre Group, Toridoll Holdings Corporation and Rosinter Restaurants, said it has partnered with franchising specialist Seeds Consulting.

Launched in 2012 by the Japan Centre’s CEO Tak Tokumine, Shoryu Ramen currently operates 12 UK restaurants across London, Oxford and Manchester and one in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Tokumine outlined his ambitions to grow the business in a interview with Restaurant.

Seeds Consulting director Matteo Frigeri described the ramen chain as being “loved by consumers and landlords alike: its performance so far has consistently outpaced the rest of the industry and very few brands can say to have such… backers”, he said.

“Its operation is half the size of an average casual dining restaurant one and, at a time of rising labour costs, this is another competitive advantage we are looking to exploit.”

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The Seeds Consulting director said his company will target restaurant and franchise groups as well as travel retail operators, both in the UK and abroad.

“Ramen is becoming increasingly on trend also outside of the UK: Shoryu can quickly become the number one ramen concept in Europe,” added Frigeri.

By Lucy Britner

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