The Montana Business Owner Seizes Every Opportunity to Serve His Community
Aaron Weissman never gets tired of eating at his favorite restaurant. In fact, it gives him great joy. Luckily for him, he can indulge whenever he wants. The Great Falls, Mont. Teriyaki Madness (TMAD) franchisee adores the food at the fast-casual Asian restaurant so much that he eats it every single day. “It’s delicious food that also happens to be healthy,” he says.
Weissman knows that he’s not the only one who is crazy for TMAD’s always-fresh, fire-grilled teriyaki bowls. He recognized a great business opportunity when he invested in the franchise back in 2017, which presented abundant opportunities to make a meaningful impact in his community. “I was in the industrial distribution business, and it just wasn’t fulfilling. I wanted to have more direct interactions with customers,” he says.
We partner with just about everyone in town.
Fueling first responders with TMAD’s most popular menu items was a passion project for Weissman and his team during the heat of the pandemic. “We brought catering packages to hospitals, police stations, firehouses and more. It was our way of saying ‘thank you.'”
Weissman continues to give back to first responders and other organizations including scouts, schools and the local library. “We partner with just about everyone in town.” With his second location about to open in Billings, Mont., Weissman is excited to delight a new community through his restaurant’s “made-to-order masterpieces.”
Why Join the Teriyaki Madness Franchise?
The benefits of Teriyaki Madness include:
- The fast-casual restaurant is already well-established, with more than 130 units up and running.
- Nearly 35 more will open nationwide in 2023.
- Food is made-to-order from fresh ingredients and is healthier than many fast-casual options such as burgers, fried chicken and pizza. As a result, it appeals to a vast customer base.
- Restaurants have generous profit margins; Average Unit Volume (AUV) is $1.10 million* per year.
- No restaurant experience necessary, just an attitude to learn, grow and work hard.
- TMAD’S executive support team has more than 1,462 years combined experience at 23 big restaurant brands (yes, they’re old!).
- Territories are available in nearly every state.
- 80% of customers don’t dine in – they do takeout, curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery. This allows restaurants to be small, just 1,200 to 1,600 square feet, minimizing overhead.
For more information about the Teriyaki Madness franchise, visit https://franchise.teriyakimadness.com/.
The Booming Asian Fast-Food Industry
According to Teriyaki Madness’ website, sales from Asian fast-food restaurants have quadrupled since 1999. The driver of this trend is Millennials – 84% of which order from a restaurant at least once a week. According to Grandview Research, the global fast-food market size is valued at $593 billion and is projected to grow at 4.6% between now and 2028. Additionally, the fast-casual market has boomed by 550% in the past two decades and doesn’t show signs of slowing.