Anyone thinking about buying a franchise might want to look into franchises that belong to a franchise system. For example, Samurai Sam’s® is a part of Kahala Brands™. As such, we are able to provide strong and stable support to the franchisees.

About Kahala Brands

Kahala Brands is actually a subsidiary of MTY Food Group Inc. The franchise system originated with Kevin and Kathi Blackwell, who started their Surf City Squeeze® business in the early 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, Blackwell merged his business with Sports Group International, changing the name in 2001 to Kahala. Soon after, Kahala began purchasing one restaurant chain after another, including Blimpie® , Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria® , Taco Time® , Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® , Great SteakTM and Ranch One® Grilled Chicken. In 2007, Kahala merged with Cold Stone Creamery® , thereby gaining control of even more franchises. There are now 20 different businesses under the Kahala Brands name, including those previously mentioned as well as Pinkberry® , Baja Fresh® , Planet Smoothie® and many more. With all of these businesses now under the Kahala Brands name, they assist thousands of franchises all over the world. In 2016, MTY Food Group purchased Kahala Brands for roughly $310 million. Kahala Brands remains headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, while MTY’s American operations were moved down from Canada into Kahala Brands’ offices. As you can see, some of the biggest restaurant franchises in the country; are overseen by Kahala Brands. One of the reasons for the continued growth of these franchises is because of the support that comes with belonging to Kahala Brands. If you are interested in owning and operating one of our franchises, then be sure to contact us at Samurai Sam’s today.