At a Glance

Asian Take-Away & Dine-In QSR


International Presence:
84 UK & International Locations

Development Type:
Seeking Multi-Unit Partners & Area Developers

Weekly Sales: AOR

Capex: AOR

itsu Franchise US

Asian-inspired QSR itsu are seeking experienced partners across the US

Created in 1997 by Pret A Manger founder, itsu serves Asian inspired healthy dishes at lightning speed. Itsu is both a take-away and dine-in restaurant, and benefits from home delivery.

Much healthier than traditional fast food, the company offers exceptional quality and value across 82 UK sites, supported by a fast-growing delivery and grocery business.

Itsu combines a high number of transactions with a mid-market ATV, making it the perfect partnership model with high gross profit, simple operations, affordable capex and handsome return on capital.

We use only steam to cook our food, there is no frying in any itsu, so we don’t require commercial grade ventilation. This innovation allows us to thrive in sensitive areas like busy travel hubs and densely populated forecourts, as well as airports, shopping centres and prime office buildings. This dramatically reduces our capex and maintenance bills.

Itsu joins famous fashion brands in UK locations such as Heathrow Airport, Westfield Shopping Centre, Gatwick Airport & King’s Road, London.

We offer two formats:

  • Café: Major travel hubs, shopping centres, high streets (400-4,000sq.ft)
  • Mon – Fri: Business districts, office centres and smaller formats (400-1,800sq.ft)

The itsu formula guarantees simple, consistent, operational excellence, the result of 20 years of development. The company is now robust and ready to grow in new territories with carefully selected quality partners.

Ideal Partner:

itsu are seeking :

Multi-Unit Partners

Area Developers


Interested in itsu? Contact Johnny Sellyn

Johnny is the Founder of whichfranchise and one of the most well-known and connected people in franchising. He is happy to discuss the requirements for developing itsu in the US.


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