Have you ever wondered how decisions are made to acquire a certain brand? Here’s some reasons why Kahala chose to acquire Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® back in 2003.
Good Model for Growth
The concept for the Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill quick service restaurant originated in 1994 with co-founders John Young and Kerry Phelps, and was headquartered in the Scottsdale area. By 2003, the chain had expanded to 60 franchised locations throughout 10 states, including 25 locations in the Phoenix metro area.
Named #1 in Asian Fast Food
Samurai Sam’s was named the #1 Asian Fast Food in Entrepreneur® Magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” issue for 2002 and 2003. The franchise announced plans for continued expansion during 2003 with the addition of 20 more franchised outlets.
Filled a Void for an Asian Concept
Kahala Brands has always been on the lookout for exciting concepts to join their ever-growing family of brands. Samurai Sam’s fresh, healthy meals were a perfect fit for Kahala Brands’ diverse portfolio. Their concept filled a void for an Asian concept quick service restaurant that Kahala Brands had been seeking to fill.
You too can become a member of the Kahala Brands family by becoming a Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill franchisee.
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