JINYA Ramen Bar, a modern take on Japanese cuisine, has tapped JLL’s tenant representation experts to expand its brand throughout the United States. The authentic ramen bar is one of the latest fast casual concepts cultivated in Japan and is expected to add an additional nine U.S. franchise locations in key cities. Currently, there are 14 locations throughout Japan, the U.S., Canada and Indonesia, all of which operate under JINYA brands.
Senior Vice President Greg Ferrante and Associate Arris Noble are leading the JLL team on this project.
In the last 15 years, JINYA restaurants have gained tremendous popularity with a unique modern design and original take on traditional Japanese cuisine. “The expansion of JINYA could not come at a better time. Americans are drawn to unique cultural experiences and JINYA offers an abundance of options in its customizable cuisine,” said Ferrante.
Founder and owner, Mr. Tomonori Takahashi began in the hospitality industry organically, working alongside his father who opened a Japanese restaurant more than 50 years ago. “A dedication to the basics is one of the most important lessons I learned from my father. Localization or an adjustment to local taste is equally important. We can make adjustments successfully only because we know the very basics of cooking,” Takahashi shares.