Nippon Inn
Franchise Opportunity

The Nippon inn franchise

Welcome to the Nippon Inn franchise. As owners of the original Nippon Inn, we share in your excitement about your new restaurant. Over the last few years we have been hard at work developing a solid business model that has allowed us to be tremendously successful and profitable! Now, we want to share our superior system with restaurant franchisees just like you, and help you deliver the same consistent quality that customers have come to expect from our business.

Back in 2007 my Japanese wife and I decided to bring a little bit of what we loved from Japan back to England and open an ‘Izakaya’. An Izakaya is a Japanese pub, hence the name Nippon Inn, which serves a variety of dishes designed to share (tapas style) in a relaxed atmosphere. We believe we have successfully created the right authentic atmosphere where customers can come, relax and enjoy traditional Japanese food and drink at reasonable prices. The Nippon Inn quickly became popular in our home town of Bournemouth with locals, students and tourists all now having to book well in advance to get a table.

The popularity of Japanese food, drink and culture is growing and there is a huge opportunity to provide this experience throughout the country. Nippon Inn are now expanding and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with us as we continue our expansion across the UK, we would like to hear from you.

What does a Nippon Inn
Franchise consist of?

What do you get as
a Franchisee?

So many people think of starting their own business – not just for the financial rewards but for the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own life. But the downside is that although you get all the rewards, you also take the risks. Taking on a franchise within a proven operation reduces those risks substantially. By joining Sweet Spot, you can reduce them even more!


Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.
Strong Brand – One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing operational support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.


Risk avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

Business support

As a franchisee, you will receive valuable, ongoing business support, including site selection, training, marketing, new technology and more. Franchisers will assist you in developing a business plan, in learning the best ways to hire and manage personnel, and in how to profitably manage your facility.

Our training programme will guide you through our processes and every other phase of the business, giving you the necessary skills for the success of your restaurant franchise. The degree of your success, however, will depend upon your willingness to learn and communicate with us and your customers. Your success is also a function of the amount of time and effort you are willing to devote to learning and executing each phase of the business.

It is our goal to provide the support and services to you with the highest level of honesty, integrity and professionalism. Nippon Inn takes the partnership we form with our restaurant franchisees tremendously serious; it is the foundation of our success. In all areas of the business we will endeavour to give the franchisee the support needed for success. Comprehensive training and ongoing support will keep you and your staff knowledgeable and competitive at startup and beyond.

Nippon Inn is a company that is positioned to do great things and we are delighted that you are along for the ride. As a leading restaurant, Nippon Inn name has achieved notoriety, respect and market share. Our potential is limited only by the creativity of our management and the vision of our owners. Our future in this “growth” industry is flourishing and we welcome you!

Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two way working relationship with all our franchisees, and make the Nippon Inn name synonymous with excellence.

So if you’re looking for a Franchise opportunity with some real strengths search no more.

What kind of support can I expect from Nippon Inn as a franchisee?

We ensure that you are well equipped to start and grow your business. Training, ongoing business support and a wide range of resources are available when you become The Nippon Inn Franchisee in your area. One of the main benefits of Franchising is that it is a business partnership between Franchisee and Franchisor. Head Office support is essential especially in the early trading days of the franchisee, and it will always be readily available. In the early days there will be a very much hands on approach, gradually stepping back and letting you, the Franchisee take complete control as you become more confident, professional and experienced.

The operations manual contains all the information and know-how to run your own business successfully. It will be your point of reference for everything you do. It is a step by step guide on how to run and operate the business. This manual alone is worth the franchise fee. It’s a treasure trove of useful information and will save you time and money every step of the way. It is written in a clear way, following an easy to understand format. All the facts of the business without the fuss, and a llat your finger tips from day one.

The earnings potential

What you can earn out of a Nippon Inn franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.

Year one Year two Year three
Income £260,000 £280,000 £310,000
Expenditure £195,000 £200,000 £205,000
Profit £65,000 £80,000 £105,000


Finances based on a 36 cover restaurant open for 55 hours per week.


My new favourite sushi in Bournemouth

Excellent food, super friendly staff and great prices! The staff were able to recommend dishes so we didn’t over or under order, and the food was fresh and extremely tasty. My search for a decent sushi place in Bournemouth is over. I can’t wait to go back!

Excellent offerings again and again

We love this place, visiting about four times a year. Best Sushi and sashimi in the area. The daily specials are always good. Sensible pricing, great service and thouroughly recomend.


What you need

What do you need to be successful as a Nippon Inn Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a Sweet Spot franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes then a Sweet Spot franchise could be just what you have been looking for:


A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.


A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.


The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.


The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a Nippon Inn Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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