Bergen Town Center franchisee Bei Waldman formerly operated a family business in frozen seafood sales with her husband. After attending a Sarku Japan seminar, she was intrigued by the company’s approach and decided to make an investment in one of the new storefront concepts. “I am honored to be opening Sarku Japan’s first New Jersey store-front,” Waldman says. “Sarku’s fresh made-to-order sushi and teriyaki is on the cutting edge of today’s quick-service Japanese cuisine.”
Franchising has grown more than 40 percent between 2001 and 2008, creating new job opportunities and new sources of income.
In addition to the franchise opening in Bergen Town Center, new Sarku locations are underway in the New York and D.C. areas, as well as Orland Park and Schaumburg, Illinois.