What is Benihana
Benihana is the leading Asian themed restaurant chain in the world. Our restaurants are a place to meet new friends, celebrate special occasions or just to enjoy an entertaining meal in our communal dining style with your own personal chef. Our highly skilled teppanyaki chefs slice and dice your meal, providing entertainment as you enjoy traditional Japanese cooking using American favorites like steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables. Benihana pioneered the communal dining concept in the early 1960s where up to eight people are seated around a steel hibachi grill waiting anxiously for their personal show to begin. Currently, Benihana holds the record for the longest running dinner show in the world.
Who owns Benihana?
Benihana Inc. was acquired by Angelo, Gordon & Co. in 2012. Angelo, Gordon & Co. is a privately-held registered investment advisor dedicated to alternative investing.
What is Benihana's Corporate Vision?
Growth, growth, growth. Benihana has increased its number of restaurants from 20 to 97 since 1995. The acquisition of 17 restaurants from Benihana of Tokyo in 1995, and nine units from Rudy's Restaurant Group chain in 1997, and acquisition of the HARU (1999) and RA Sushi (2002) brands represents the largest increase in number of restaurants.
Who is Benihana's CEO?
Richard Stockinger, Benihana's President and Chief Executive Officer, joined the company in 2009.
How many locations does Benihana have?
To date, Benihana owns 62 teppanyaki restaurants and franchises 15 others domestically and internationally. Additionally, there are 25 RA Sushi restaurants and 7 Haru restaurants.
Where is Benihana headquartered?
Benihana has been based in Miami, Florida since 1980. Prior to that the headquarters was in New York. Its corporate address is 8750 NW 36 Street, Suite 300 Miami, Florida 33178.
When was Benihana founded?
Japanese-born Rocky H. Aoki founded Benihana in 1964, with the opening of it first restaurant in Manhattan's Upper West Side at 61 West 56th St. This restaurant soon became famous with its theatrical chefs and traditional Japanese architecture and structural engineering. The interior structure of the restaurant was a 150-year old Japanese barn Rocky's father found in the countryside of Japan.