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10 Asian Food Franchises We Love

From mouth-watering pho to customizable teriyaki bowls, here are 10 of the best restaurant franchises mastering the art of Asian cuisine.

Asian food is extremely popular in the U.S. — in fact, it is the fastest-growing category in the restaurant segment. As a result, there is no shortage of wildly successful Asian food franchise concepts taking advantage of this insatiable consumer demand. Many of these concepts offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in a proven business model, with streamlined operations and authentically diverse menus. Additionally, Asian cuisine has traditionally translated well to off-premise and take-out, which is becoming more and more relevant moving into a post-pandemic world. Whether it be Thai, Japanese or Chinese cuisine, here are 10 of the Asian food franchises we love.

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

  • Units: 726
  • Start-up costs: $781,793-$2,110,500

Teriyaki Madness

  • Units: 150
  • Start-up costs: $327,200-$678,260

Genghis Grill

  • Units: 50+
  • Start-up costs: $346,600-$973,500

Pho Hoa

  • Units: 75
  • Start-up costs: $267,600-$523,380

Thai Express

  • Units: 285
  • Start-up costs: $337,900-$753,700

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

  • Units: 208
  • Start-up costs: $133,700-$525,000

Rooster and Rice

  • Units: 10
  • Start-up costs: $100,000

Manchu Wok

  • Units: 105
  • Start-up costs: $476,050-$787,500

Thai Express

  • Units: 302
  • Start-up costs: $364,400-$726,700