Quick-service restaurant (QSR) Edo Japan has opened its first Ontario location after more than four decades of operations in Western Canada.
The Mississauga restaurant, which offers authentic Japanese-inspired dishes, will be run by co-franchisees Azaan Visram and Hussain Shivji. Both are from Calgary, where the brand was founded in 1979.
“Growing up, Edo Japan was a staple for me,” said Visram. “Naturally, it made sense to transform my personal liking for the restaurant into a business capacity. As someone who knows the brand well, I believe it is a perfect fit for the Ontario market and I am looking forward to the opportunity ahead.”
There are more than 135 Edo Japan locations across Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
“We are looking forward to seeing Edo Japan’s growth into eastern markets with the opening of Ontario’s inaugural street front location,” said David Minnett, the company’s CEO. “We have experienced ongoing success across the diverse Canadian quick-service landscape, bringing Canadians together with the freshest, highest-quality Japanese-inspired cuisine.”
Steven Ng, a multi-unit Edo Japan franchisee based in Calgary, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Canadian Business Franchise. Look for it on newsstands April 15.