Edo Japan Continues Expansion


WINNIPEG — Japanese-inspired quick-service restaurant, Edo Japan, has announced it’s opening two new streetfront locations in Winnipeg. The first location, at Fort Richmond Plaza, opened in early 2020, while the second restaurant, located at Kenaston Crossing, is set to open in the spring. 

“Edo has experienced consistent success in Canada’s diverse markets, including recent openings in Ontario in 2019. We look forward to maintaining this momentum in Manitoba with our cross-Canada expansion,” says David Minnett, president and CEO, Edo Japan. “Our accomplishments as a franchise are the product of our commitment to serving quality ingredients and delicious meals that win our customers over one meal at a time.”

Both of the new locations will be helmed by master franchisor, Pirani Group, a family-run business that’s been in the franchising industry for more than 30 years. 

“I’ve always appreciated the Edo brand and its unique restaurant concept that Canadians have grown to love,” says Raheem Pirani, franchisee, Edo Japan. “There’s a lot of opportunity for growth in the Winnipeg market and I’m excited to help further build the brand in Canada and offer residents the fresh, high-quality food Edo prides itself on.”

Pirani Group will now oversee all three Edo locations, including the CF Polo Park location, which opened its doors in 2018. 

“The combination of our loyal customer base and Edo’s commitment to ensuring our franchisees are well positioned to achieve their business goals has enabled our franchisees’ strong track record of success and profitability,” says Terry Foster, vice-president, Operations/Franchising, Edo Japan. “We want to provide long-term success for each franchise by conducting extensive market research before carefully selecting each location and franchisee to ensure there’s synergy between the two.”

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