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YO! sushi kiosk franchise

YO! sushi kiosks serve restaurant quality Sushi & Japanese street food inside Tesco stores. Opportunity to buy existing kiosks.

John Overdijking YO!

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At a Glance

Established: YO! sushi restaurants were founded in 1997.

UK Presence: YO! are already the UK's number 1 sushi brand with 52 famous high street restaurants and 341 kiosks.

Average start up cost: £20,000

Min personal contribution: AOR

International Presence The brand has now expanded across the globe, with over 70 restaurants across 10 countries.

Development type: We are looking for single and multi-unit partners for existing YO! sushi kiosks across Tesco stores.




Franchise Info

You will work together & win together by joining the Yo! Sushi or Panku Street Food kiosk franchise network!

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You can choose to be a single kiosk owner/operator OR you can invest in multiple kiosk locations, the choice is yours!

There are hundreds of YO! & Panku, located in Tesco and Asda supermarkets up and down the country, all of which are being franchised, so there is bound to be several operating in and around your home town, or just a short distance away.

STOP!!! Before you read any further you need to be aware that these areas are now COMPLETELY SOLD-OUT! 

Bedfordshire; Berkshire; Buckinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Dorset; East Sussex; Essex; Hampshire (only Gosport remains); Hertfordshire; Kent; London; Northamptonshire; Oxfordshire; Suffolk; Surrey; West Sussex and Wiltshire, so please do not apply if you are interested in these locations.

If you’re interested in taking on one or more kiosk in another location, contact us now and we'll let you know what options are still available in your local area.

With high-profile brands like ours, and this being an exceptional opportunity to take on a high-profile business which is already making money, the kiosks have been snapped up very quickly, so don’t wait if you want to get in on the action!

You can get the ball rolling today by reserving your local kiosk with us OR you can check some of the immediately available established & NEW YO! sushi kiosk locations HERE and the Panku street food kiosks HERE. These lists are not ALL the sites available as there are now many more kiosk locations for sale, up and down the UK, other than the SOLD-OUT areas obviously.

The YO! brand

YO! sushi restaurants was founded in 1997, inspired by Japanese street food and the trend for “kaiten” sushi, or conveyor belt sushi, where freshly prepared sushi dishes were passed around on a belt, allowing diners to select their own dishes.

YO! is the UK's number 1 sushi brand with 52 famous high street restaurants. The first YO! sushi restaurant was established in London, making an impact on the novel way of serving food, as well as popularising Japanese cuisine.

The brand has now expanded across the globe with over 70 restaurants across 10 countries. It has a distinctive and recognisable brand identity, that combines Japanese youth culture, bright, colourful designs, and fresh tasting dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine.

YO! sushi kiosk franchise

YO! are already the UK's number 1 sushi brand with 52 famous high street restaurants, but they are constantly looking for new ways to reach their customers, so they created YO! sushi retail kiosks.

The YO! Kiosks serve restaurant quality Sushi and Japanese street food inside Tesco stores across the UK.

For anyone keen to start a high impact and ambitious business in the food and drink industry, owning one, or more, YO! sushi kiosk franchises could be an exciting new opportunity.

There are 341 YO! kiosks in Tesco stores across mainland UK currently, and the Snowfox Group has plans to open up at least 20 more locations in 2024 which they will also be franchising.

Join the strong kiosks team and pioneer the new YO! kiosk concept, bringing restaurant quality sushi and sensational street food to a supermarket near you.

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The YO! sushi kiosk customers

Typically a supermarket sees an average of 4,000 customers per day so, in any given area, that is 10s of thousands of potential customers every week and in 2023, Tesco’s UK market share was 27.3%, which means over 25% of all people who regularly visit a supermarket (which is everyone!) will walk past a YO! sushi kiosk every time they go shopping. A great number stop and buy the YO! products, a number which is growing all the time.

The YO! opportunity

This is a pre-packaged, ready-to-serve business opportunity which offers you:

  • Guaranteed business from day one
  • Excellent growth potential
  • No outfitting costs, no equipment fees, no expensive leases
  • Low start-up fees with fantastic earning potential
  • A tried and tested concept with proven revenue
  • A huge pool of already loyal & happy customers
  • Exceptional training & support from the best in the industry

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An established brand & business...

Most new businesses, even ones backed by a proven franchise model like YO!, can take months, or even years, to build their reputation and start seeing a return on their investment. Not so with a YO! sushi kiosk franchise! You’ll be able to take on the existing customer base right from day one and enjoy an immediate revenue stream, as well as plenty of potential for growth.

With a YO! kiosk franchise, you won’t need to start up, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to build up!

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Who are YO! looking for?

YO! are looking for franchisees who will either, act as single kiosk owner/operators themselves, or who would like to own and operate multiple kiosk locations; they need people with the energy and passion that comes from a direct personal investment in the brand to really shine through to our customers.

YO! embrace people from all walks of life and the current YO! franchisees come from a huge range of backgrounds. You certainly don’t have to have any experience in retail, or the food & beverage industry, obviously a background in the food and drink industry will be a bonus but suitable franchisees without this background can still receive the relevant training to help them develop the necessary skills. Potential franchise owners should also have a strong interest in Japanese cuisine.

Previous management and leadership experience, and the ability to demonstrate strong business acumen, and the skills required to lead and motivate a busy team are also seen as desirable attributes.

The YO! training

You’ll receive a comprehensive training programme from YO! designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to make your new business a success.

The training takes place over the course of 2 to 3 weeks (depending on your experience) well in advance of you taking on your new kiosk. You’ll also have one-week academy training from the very best in our organisation, followed by one to two-weeks of practical training in a kiosk near to your location.

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Your investment

The cost of investing in a YO! sushi kiosk in Tesco, is obviously variable depending on the current sales of that kiosk. YO! will discuss the exact cost with you when you contact them about the location you have in mind, but you can expect to pay from:

  • £20,000 plus VAT for a kiosk turning over up to £3,000 per week
  • £25,000 plus VAT for a kiosk turning over between £3,000 and £4,000 per week
  • £30,000 plus VAT for a kiosk turning over between £4,000 and  £5,000 per week

There are some kiosks achieving a turnover of more than £5,000 per week and they will be priced accordingly

AND… as an established, ongoing concern, your kiosk will not require any further costs. No investment is necessary to lease and outfit your premises, or to buy equipment. Everything is already there, just waiting for you.

Snowfox Group and Panku kiosks

 YO! sushi kiosks are part of the Snowfox Group. They also have other established company owned franchise opportunities available with Panku kiosks (another Snowfox Group brand) in Asda stores. Panku have been offering an authentic taste of Japanese, Thai and Korean food since 2019.   We can also discuss Panku kiosk opportunities.

Your Next Steps...

If you like what you have seen so far and are considering joining the YO! sushi kiosk or Panku street food franchised kiosk network no doubt you’ll want to be sure you fully understand what is involved and how it can benefit you, so just get in touch with us, at any time, to learn more. The team looks forward to talking to you about what YO! and Panku do, and how they can help you to build your own successful and rewarding business.

Enquire now and we can provide information on all immediately available YO! sushi & Panku street food kiosk locations, or see a selection of the available YO! kiosk locations HERE, or Panku street food kiosks HEREPlease note that these are not exhaustive lists and other locations ARE still available, other than the SOLD-OUT areas listed above.

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John Overdijking YO!

Interested in YO! ?

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For an insight into YO! kiosk opportunities...


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