Restaurant Sherpas Franchise Report

Business managementRestaurant Sherpas is a business management company that provides hands-on leadership for semi-absentee and absentee franchisees of Teriyaki Madness.

Restaurant Sherpas ensures your Teriyaki Madness shop is operated at a high level with full transparency, reporting and collaboration. We handle everything from site selection, managing the construction process, recruiting, executing marketing programs, business analysis, financial reporting, ongoing training, as well as all of the ongoing day-to-day operations.

According to John Widmer from FirstPathway Partners, “Teaming with Restaurant Sherpas during the development of our Teriyaki Madness shops has been a great experience. We can focus on what we do best knowing that Sherpas is available to guide us and support us in the areas where we need help the most.”

Restaurant Sherpas was born to address a very specific type of potential franchisee that Teriyaki Madness kept running into; people that fell in love with the concept but who did not have the time, confidence, or interest in launching a traditional franchised location.

The business management company is a perfect solution for high-level corporate employees who would like to transition into their own business over a period of time, real estate developers and investors who would like to occupy their own leases, Visa investor candidates looking to come to the United States or Canada (on an E2, EB-5, L-1 or other visa type) who do not want to run the day-to-day of the business, or for current Teriyaki Madness franchisees that would like to scale locations faster than they would be able to independently.

 

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Globofran, Experts in US Immigration Investments

 

Globofran is an expert in US immigration investments and works alongside investors and their families to help them find the right opportunity to generate income and create a path to migrate to the United States. They have supported and worked with over 530 families on their journey to business ownership in the US with their investor visa program.

There are several key factors that contributed to Globofran selecting the franchise that they wanted to use for their flagship investor visa program; a great franchise concept, an outstanding franchise operator, and specially an organization that had the people to execute on the vision. In Teriyaki Madness and Restaurant Sherpas they found that and much more. They found a partner that they could trust and that provides answers even before a question is asked. They have an executive team that backs up their brand promise and have continued to bring talented players to an already outstanding cast.

Working together Globofran and Restaurant Sherpas have been able to develop a process of communications is robust, transparent and ensures accountability for results. There is an alignment in the performance indicators that are measured in the day to day operations and the profit-focused needs of their investors. Sherpas takes care of all the activities that need to get done in every phase of the project from site selection, construction oversight, marketing, recruiting, hiring and training the staff as well as the day to day operations of the shop.

Ramses Gonzalez from Globofran says about their experience with Sherpas, “The job Restaurant Sherpas and Teriyaki Madness has done during the COVID-19 pandemic has been superb, getting performance metrics similar to pre-COVID-19 numbers even though the shops have not reopened dine-in operations, which by itself says everything anybody needs to know. We have already placed customers in 2 shops and are working on many more.”

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Restaurant Sherpas FAQ

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Wondering how the restaurant management company works? Or what Restaurant Sherpas main responsibilities are? Check out the most frequently asked questions and learn more about Restaurant Sherpas!

What is Restaurant Sherpas?

Restaurant Sherpas is a management company that provides hands on leadership for semi-absentee and absentee owner franchisees of Teriyaki Madness, including visa holders, landlords, investors and more!


WHAT ARE RESTAURANT SHERPAS’ RESPONSIBILITIES?

  • Real Estate Review
  • Construction Oversight
  • Marketing
  • Hiring & Training
  • Managing
  • Communication
  • Reporting

Is there a required term of how long you have to commit to Restaurant Sherpas?

There is a one-year commitment, renewable annually, to use Restaurant Sherpas. If you decide you no longer want to use Sherpas at the end of the year, you just need to give us 60-days written notice.

Are there benchmarks and analytics so the franchisees can see how their business is doing? 

Teriyaki Madness is best in the business with creating benchmarks for the franchisees. We send out weekly and monthly reports.

Learn more on the Restaurant Sherpas FAQ page! >>

 

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12pm MST to learn more about Restaurant Sherpas and how it can help your investor visa clients run their Teriyaki Madness!

Introducing FirstPathway Partners

 

Restaurant Sherpas is a management services company that provides full business oversight and support for semi-absentee and absentee-owner franchisees of Teriyaki Madness.

One of the organizations utilizing Restaurant Sherpas is FirstPathway Partners. Through one of the oldest regional centers, FirstPathway helps foreign investors become United States citizens through the Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Investor (EB-5) program.

FirstPathway looked at over 100 different franchise companies to potentially partner with to accomplish their goal of helping their investors achieve their business ownership dreams without having to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the business.

In the video linked to this blog, you will hear Bob Kraft, Chairman and CEO of FirstPathway Partners explain why they ultimately chose to work with Teriyaki Madness. In addition to admiring the concept, being impressed by the business model, and loving the food, the quality of the management group that Teriyaki Madness CEO Michael Haith has put together played a huge role in their decision.

Everything from site selection to construction oversight to the recruiting, hiring, training, and ongoing operational execution of a Teriyaki Madness restaurant, along full transparency and timely reporting of how the business is performing, are handled by Restaurant Sherpas. For all of those reasons along with the commitment to building the Restaurant Sherpas team, and putting the structure in place to handle everything during the life cycle of opening and operating a restaurant, FirstPathway is excited to work with Teriyaki Madness and Restaurant Sherpas.

Using the Restaurant Services Company to operate their Teriyaki Madness shops allows FirstPathway Partners to focus on developing future opportunities to add to their portfolio, while having great confidence in the guidance and support that is provided on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Restaurant Sherpas, join our webinar on Wednesday, May 20th at 12 p.m. MST. Or contact bobbys@teriyakimadness.com for more information!

 

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Introducing Restaurant Sherpas

Restaurant SherpasRestaurant Sherpas is a management company that provides hands-on leadership for semi-absentee and absentee franchisees of Teriyaki Madness.

Restaurant Sherpas ensures your Teriyaki Madness shop is operated at a high level with full transparency, reporting and collaboration. We handle everything from site selection, managing the construction process, recruiting, executing marketing programs, business analysis, financial reporting, ongoing training, as well as all of the ongoing day-to-day operations.

Sherpas are extensively trained and can identify, develop, and lead a team of top performers that deliver a great experience. When you hire Restaurant Sherpas, you are hiring someone who would run your shop just like you would! We do it ALL so you can do something else.

Restaurant Sherpas was born to address a very specific type of potential franchisee that Teriyaki Madness kept running into; people that fell in love with the concept but who did not have the time, confidence, or interest in launching a traditional franchised location. Restaurant Sherpas is a perfect solution for high-level corporate employees who would like to transition into their own business over a period of time, real estate developers and investors who would like to occupy their own leases, Visa investor candidates looking to come to the United States or Canada (on an E2, EB-5, L-1 or other visa type) who do not want to run the day-to-day of the business, or for current Teriyaki Madness franchisees that would like to scale locations faster than they would be able to independently.

Restaurant Sherpas is the only real solution for semi-absentee to full absentee ownership in the food space.

To learn more about Restaurant Sherpas, join our webinar on Wednesday, May 20th at 12 p.m. MST. Or contact bobbys@teriyakimadness.com for more information!

 

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The Restaurant Sherpas Vision

By: Michael Haith, Chairman of Restaurant Sherpas

Michael Haith, the developer of multiple, large franchise systems, claims to have developed a restaurant franchise that is one of the best investments in franchising for absentee investors. In conjunction with the Development of Restaurant Sherpas, a management franchise specifically developed to work with absentee franchise investors, Haith contends investors can purchase a Teriyaki Madness franchise and reap healthy returns on their Investment without lifting a finger.

Haith’s tenure in franchising goes back over 25 years, and he has seen many concepts come and go. He knew when he found Teriyaki Madness that he had found what he had been searching for his entire career. Haith had been searching for the perfect business that had the superior quarterly profits AND the outstanding appreciation of assets that could serve absentee franchise owners. It took the discovery of Teriyaki Madness with best-in-class profitability that could support a management company and still provide
exceptional returns for the passive investor.

“There really is no ‘secret sauce’ here.” Said Haith “Once we proved a business model with reasonable investment levels and proved it worked well nationwide, we simply expanded our management team operating our corporate shops to manage franchisee’s shops also. With a business model that has great margin, it was just a matter of developing a mutually beneficial structure with our franchisees to cover TMAD’s expenses while providing great returns for the investor-franchisees.

Restaurant Sherpas was designed to aid rapid expansion of TMAD through investors who recognize the financial appeal of a leader in the food franchise space, but don’t want to work in a restaurant. The returns provided through an investment in Teriyaki Madness and operated by Restaurant Sherpas is unique. With the forecast of reduced capital costs provided by a recessionary economy, they expect
growth to accelerate at an even more rapid pace as TMAD franchise owners quickly snap up deals.

Haith’s vision entails keeping it simple. Restaurant Sherpas experienced management team manages everything for the passive investor allowing for the investor to be involved as much or as little as they want. “Most investors would rather focus on building the next locations than manage the restaurant.” Says Haith.

With over a dozen franchisees already involved with the program nationwide, Restaurant Sherpas and Teriyaki Madness are poised for explosive growth. “The opportunities in the restaurant space post- Covid is extremely exciting. Landlords are much more approachable, and fully equipped restaurants are waiting for new tenants and Teriyaki Madness is thriving. Having a robust technology platform and one of the best third-party delivery and pick-up programs in the Fast Casual industry, TMAD was perfectly positioned for the Covid crisis. Both the Teriyaki Shops of franchise owners as well as those operated by Restaurant Sherpas came through this crisis well positioned to care for an expanded customer base well into the future.” Says Haith.

With an almost certain recession on the horizon, the entire TMAD community is expecting great growth. In the last Great Recession, their shops thrived as consumers traded down from Casual Dining to Fast Casual yet wanted something a bit more ‘exotic’ than what they could make at home. Haith is enthusiastic about the challenges facing his industry and the country over the next few years. “Sales in our shops have never seen such a great jump as we did in the last recession and we have never looked back! With the support of Restaurant Sherpas, the future looks pretty darned bright!”

 

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