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Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill

Quick Summary

Since 1994, Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® has featured healthy, fresh Japanese dishes with plenty of mouthwatering teriyaki sauce. Samurai Sam’s is also well-known for rice & yakisoba bowls, grilled egg rolls and crisp fresh salads. Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill has been named #1 Asian Fast Food Chain by Entrepreneur® Magazine. Inquire now to learn more!

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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • NV
  • NJ
  • UT

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We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
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Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill

Our Product
The Samurai Sam's experience is fast, fresh and healthy. We serve Japanese favorites at an affordable price using only the highest quality ingredients. Samurai Sam's restaurants are best known for our teriyaki bowls filled with generous portions of marinated, grilled steak, chicken, shrimp or salmon combined with fresh-wok veggies served over steamed rice. All of our bowls are topped with our famous Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Sauce, a proprietary recipe that is unmatched by our competitors.

Our menu also includes a variety of other mouthwatering dishes. From yakisoba noodle bowls and specialty wraps to flavorful salads and tasty sides such as our grilled egg rolls, our menu offers a satisfying alternative to traditional fast food.

Our Brand
Since the opening of the first Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill restaurant in 1994, we've expanded across the globe with location from coast to coast. In the process we've built a name for ourselves throughout the quick-service restaurant category. Armed with proven methods and quality products, we've developed a loyal customer base. Our core mission is to provide guess with a healthy and satisfying alternative to traditional fast food. It's this simple philosophy that keeps our guests coming back to Wok the Healthy Path!

Our Franchise Ownership Experience
Kahala, franchisor of the Samurai Sam's brand is proud of the extensive support provide to our franchisees. When you join the Samurai Sam's brand, you'll never be alone, because we'll be with you every step of the way. Our dedicated Samurai Sam's team will assist you with important pre-opening steps such as site selection, design and construction, as well as a grand opening plan. Our established operation system and industry experience enable us to keep the cost of entry and operation costs as low as possible.

Facts & Figures
  • $30,000 franchise fee*
  • Advertising fee: 1% of gross sales, 2.5% of gross sales for stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area
  • $250,000 net worth average time to open is 6-12 months
  • Estimated start-up costs: $110,150-$543,050*
  • Royalty fee: 6% of gross sales**
  • Interested candidates should have $100,000 available in order to qualify for this opportunity.
*This fee is for a traditional location. Different fees may apply for other types of locations.

**$300 weekly minimum may apply to traditional locations.

Recognized For Excellence
Samurai Sam's® is a respected brand among the quick-service restaurant category and is recognized for its excellence within the industry.
  • #469 on the 2010 "Franchise 500®" list in Entrepreneur® magazine
  • #1 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2008 list of "Top Asian Franchises to Own"
  • Several menu items are recognized for their excellent nutrition by™

This is not an offer of a franchise nor is any communication directed by or for Kahala Franchising, LLC (or its agents) to the residents of any jurisdiction that requires registration of a franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® franchise will be sold to any resident of any jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. An offer of a franchise can only be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document. The Franchisor of the Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill brand is Kahala Franchising, LLC, 9311 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. For Washington residents only: Registration Number is: 80025985. For Minnesota residents only: Registration Number is: F-6978.

8.0691_©2012-13 Kahala Franchising, LLC, SAMURAI SAM’S, WOK THE HEALTHY PATH, and the SAMURAI SAM’S TERIYAKI GRILL word mark and design are registered trademarks of Kahala Franchising, LLC. All other referenced trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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