Sumo Sushi & Bento has been franchising for 10 years and continues to expand throughout the world. We are currently accepting applications for expansion. If you are interested in becoming a Sumo Sushi & Bento franchisee, by owning your own Sumo, we would love to give you more information.


Comprehensive Initial Training:

Every franchisee and their key management personnel will recieve five days of Sumo Sushi's hands-on, start-up training on location. The training will cover every aspect of Sumo Sushi's franchising system by our expert instructors. They will show you how to effectively market your business, coordinate scheduling, manage the administrative and financial aspects of your business and oversee your employees. You will also learn everything there is to know about our services; including ordering, setup and handling of your restaurant equipment and supplies, to the application of our proprietary systems, menu and techniques. You'll also gain real world experience as our trainers help you make final preparations for your successful grand opening!

Sumo Sushi's one-of-a-kind Jumpstart Manual:

Jumpstart is a pre-training manual that holds your hand through every detail of your new business's start-up. From mundane tasks such as applying for a local business license and obtaining your Federal Tax ID number to more expansive assignments such as initial employee hiring and the development of your grand opening target marketing campaign. Most importantly, the Jumpstart manual ensures that once you return from training, you'll be ready to launch your new business!

Construction Specifications Manual:

Construction Specifications Manual: Selecting the right location is critical to the success of our business, and correctly managing the build-out of your Sumo Sushi franchise can cut months off your start-up time. At Sumo Sushi we help you through every detail; from specifications for choosing a location, to working with commercial real estate brokers and lease negotiations. Our procurement vendors will assist you with purchasing all your fixtures and furnishings- staying true to Sumo Sushi branding while customizing to your unique space.

Grand Opening Manual:

Sumo Sushi has developed a comprehensive marketing system to launch each location as effectively and rapidly as possible. You will leverage strategic partners, vendors, local media, print, web and grass roots marketing to make an instant impact, drawing as many new customer families as possible during your Grand Opening weekend.

Menu Specifications:

Quality comes from the details. Sumo Sushi's proprietary secret recipes book allows you to develop those details with a comprehensive set of instructions and visual aids that take you through every step of the full line of Sumo Sushi's award-winning menu. From ingredients to cooking to the presentation of the dish, Sumo Sushi has taken the guesswork out of menu preparation.

Customer Service Systems:

No one is more important than our customers. When you join the Sumo Sushi franchise system, you're joining a system that is being constantly refined and improved. You will become part of a growing brand that has been the recipient of countless local and regional accolades. Additionally, you're gaining access to a staff of experts with years of collective experience in the exploding Fast Casual industry experience and systems that keep our customers coming back.


On-Site Mentoring Visits:

Even after thorough, professional training, the first year of your new business will raise many questions. We know. Onsite visits from Sumo Sushi's hands-on trainers are (according to our franchisees) a much-anticipated and included benefit of being part of the Sumo Sushi family. Upon reviewing franchise processes, business growth and marketing effectiveness, Sumo Sushi experts guide and tweak each and every franchisee's operations to help you build a Class A business, as well as conceive and achieve your business, personal and community goals.

Company Intranet:

Never was the maxim "You're in business for yourself, not by yourself" more clearly demonstrated than in our company intranet. You have the opportunity to network with the family of experts on our corporate staff as well as read industry-changing innovations and successes of fellow franchisees. Sumo Sushi corporate news items, vendor and marketing articles, and keynote blogs from experts and peers will arm you with invaluable best practices as Sumo Sushi grows, evolves and continuously improves, all in an entertaining and enlightening format of co-operation.

Ongoing Vendor Support:

All franchisees enjoy the "economies-of-scale" savings provided by bulk ordering of supplies and support materials. We negotiate to help garner top-notch service from our preferred vendors while passing on considerable discounts and providing our locations with streamlined distribution.

Insight into New Products:

As part of the Sumo Sushi family, you'll have access to all of the trade secrets that make Sumo Sushi one of a kind. Our innovative proprietary instructional methods, sushi secrets, Fast Casual restaurant procedures and Best Practices, and equipment recommendations undergo constant research and development. In addition, you'll benefit from Sumo Sushi's continual market testing of new products and profit centers, as well as the national buying power Sumo Sushi franchisees enjoy as we revise our list of preferred vendors and suppliers.

At Sumo, we want to do all we can to help you through this process. If you are interested in franchising with us and would like to set up a personal meeting time via phone or skype please send an email to for a quick response from one of our Franchise Development Coordinators. Come with questions; we want you to be comfortable with your next best investment!

For more information about franchising opportunities, please contact us.