WHY INVEST IN A BENIHANA RESTAURANT?
The BENIHANA name is well known throughout the food industry as an established, quality-conscious brand that has grown from one teppanyaki restaurant in New York City to 77 restaurants in the United States, Central and South America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean as of June 2019, with more company-owned and franchised restaurants being planned.
Benihana National Corp. (BNC), which operates and franchises BENIHANA restaurants, has a solid management team committed to remaining one of the world's finest and most dynamic restaurant organizations. Our proven operating and business methods have tremendous appeal and create value for our franchisees.
STRONG SUPPORT NETWORK.
BNC’s corporate staff provides expertise for maximizing sales and attending to operational efficiencies in a number of areas. During the start-up phase, franchisees receive assistance in site selection, construction and design, talent management and training, operating procedures and staffing, equipment requirements, supply chain management, and on-site opening assistance.
RESTAURANT OPERATIONS TRAINING.
Franchisees receive training in all facets of restaurant operations — product preparation, guest service, equipment handling and maintenance, teambuilding, and business record keeping. Our six-week chef training program, a portion of which is spent working as a chef in an existing BENIHANA restaurant, addresses both in-kitchen and tableside food preparation techniques, manager training program, applicable to BENIHANA restaurants. That training is supplemented by classroom training on general restaurant management and the critical elements of the BENIHANA system. The restaurant manager training program provides management candidates in-depth exposure to each position in the restaurant from busboy through general manager.
An operations manual is furnished to each new franchisee, which outlines day-to-day procedures, along with specifics of a typical BENIHANA restaurant layout, equipment, construction cost and opening budget.
BNC’s team will provide both pre- and post-opening assistance and will continue to make periodic visits and assessments of your BENIHANA restaurant to ensure that established standards and procedures are being utilized to your maximum benefit. Immediate feedback is provided to allow for continuous operations improvement.