New London Sushi Shop franchisee opens first store in Clapham

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce it has secured a new franchisee for AmRest and its expanding brand, Sushi Shop. The established operator, with four popular cafes around London, has opened the first of its franchised Sushi Shops in Clapham.

Sushi Shop offers a chance to invest in a growing area of the market, with the support of a vastly experienced franchise partner. The franchisee plans further cooperation with Sushi Shop in the London area.

Sushi Shop is the leading European chain of restaurants for premium sushi, sashimi and other Japanese specialties. The brand has successfully established an international network of company-operated and franchised stores across nine countries and has been part of AmRest, a leading European multi-brand restaurant operator with a portfolio of first-class brands across 23 countries, since 2018.

Predominantly a delivery and takeaway concept, sushi has proven remarkably resilient throughout the last three years. Sushi Shop is looking to build on this success by expanding in key regional UK cities with the support of the Christie & Co.  

On behalf of the group, Christie & Co is seeking ambitious hospitality operators who would be interested in becoming a multi-site franchisee of this fast-expanding brand. The new Sushi Shop partners will have the opportunity to open new sites throughout the UK, where suitable Trade Zones have been identified.

The brand offers opportunity for expansion in towns and cities throughout the UK, especially due to its limited hot food options, meaning the stores can operate in A1 (retail) space in most cases.

The ongoing Sushi Shop franchisee acquisition project is being led by Simon Chaplin, Senior Director – Pubs, Restaurants & Franchise in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team. He commented: “We are delighted to have secured a new franchisee for AmRest, to help expand the Sushi Shop brand across the UK and look forward to securing additional partners in 2023. Sushi Shop has a wide appeal by providing a fresh, healthy food option that is well suited to all meal categories, be it lunch, dinner, snack or occasion dining, just right for today’s consumer.”