Sarku Japan is expanding its quick-service footprint in New York City with a new opening on 125th Street in Harlem. Other locations are planned for Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers and Long Island.
Traditionally located in mall food courts, Sarku expanded its brand in 2008 with the launch of free-standing restaurants in major metro markets across the country.
"I am thrilled to be opening a Sarku Japan Teriyaki and Sushi Express in the Harlem community," said franchisee Vinny Vig. "With the rise of Japanese quick-service cuisine, I am confident that I've made a smart investment and am pleased to be offering the Harlem neighborhood a healthier alternative to traditional fast food."
Vig is also part owner in Sarku's East Meadow franchise, which opened during the summer.
According to Bruce Kim, assistant vice president of franchises, Sarku's signature dishes such as teriyaki and sushi, complement the rising demand for healthier quick-service food.
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