1st November 2023
You Me Sushi, the London restaurant and takeaway brand, is set for new openings as it expands through franchising. Since launching its flagship Marylebone store in 2008, the company now boasts 21 sites in its estate, with many more to follow.
Its latest site has opened at the Lakeside shopping centre “where business is already booming”. You Me Sushi is also further expanding outside the capital with the launch of a store in Brighton next week, and a site due to open in Luton by the end of the month.
All these sites are going to be operated by a mixture of experienced multi-unit franchisees and You Me Sushi’s ex managers. In the coming weeks, You Me Sushi is also set to further bolster its presence in London, with two openings planned in Canary Wharf and another for Canning Town. Propel understands sites are also in the pipeline in New Malden and Battersea in London, the Trafford Centre in Manchester, and Milton Keynes.
Head of development Tim Circus said: “Our success as a brand starts with the food: it is freshly made on site every day and supplied at competitive price points. We experience no seasonality in our stores as we offer a diverse range of hot dishes that sell exceptionally well all year round.” Retained franchise consultant Matteo Frigeri, of Seeds Consulting, added: “With a burgeoning market, varied menu and consolidated delivery infrastructure, the You Me Sushi brand is constantly going from strength to strength and is looking forward to extending its franchise journey, with even more developments scheduled around the country in the new year.”
In February, You Me Sushi said it was aiming for an eventual estate of 70 sites, and in the summer, it appointed Allan Cook, formerly of Boom Battle Bars, Chop’d and PizzaExpress, as its new managing director.