Ramen shops in Japan are based on the three main types of ramen typified by those of Sapporo, Kitakata and Hakata,
where the originality of the noodles and soup stems from the regional characteristics. Even within those regions
there are various original characteristics, and the particularly delicious shops that become famous are able to develop
their own chain of shops. However, the development of such chains brings with it a host of problems.
The taste behind the originality requires tremendous skill to make the noodles and soup, and chain shops are unable to
maintain the taste without nurturing the craftsmen to maintain the reputation.
It’s no exaggeration to say that many chains have fallen into decline by expanding franchises while ignoring this fact.
Currently, even the largest chains of ramen shops have yet to exceed 1,000 branches.
McDonald’s, which began in the United States, has over 3,000 branches in Japan alone, and over 34,000 worldwide.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, too, has approximately 1,200 branches in Japan and 37,000 worldwide.
Japan’s soul food, ramen is lagging far behind when it comes to worldwide franchise figures.
We believe Ninjamen has the ability to compete with McDonald’s and KFC.
The main reason is that we have the ability and knowhow to enable anyone in the world, wherever they may be, to serve
the customer Ninjamen ramen of the same quality. Ramen shops in the U.S. serve ramen at a high price similar to that of luxury cuisine. Ninjamen makes it possible to develop a chain of shops with a price system to compete with fast food shops in the States, such as McDonald’s and KFC. We also believe that the power of the world-famous ninja will bringworldwide popularity.
The first Ninjamen shop began in Sapporo, Japan, but in which country will the 2nd, 3rd or even the 100th shop appear?
And who will become the owner of the 1,000th or 10,000th shop?